Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hazy gold in color, this Oatmeal Double IPA has aggressive aromas of candied grapefruit/tangerine and tropical fruit. Malted oats greatly enhance the body and the high level of bitterness is balanced by this sweetness. Citra hops are used for aroma & flavor additions and for dry-hopping, while Warrior hops are used primarily for bitterness.

OG 19.5 Plato
Color 5 SRM
Hops: Citra, Warrior
Yeast: English Ale
Malt: 2-row, Golden Naked Oats
ABV: 9%

Added by Buebie on 12-27-2008

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Avg:
4.46
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
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4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taybeh
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From a canning 7 days ago, into an imperial pint glass

A: Hazy dark apricot, with a 1 finger head that subsides into a thin crown
S: Pulpy mango, ripe pineapple, caramel sweetness,
T: Follows the nose, though some biscuits and honey too; even juicier than I remember from years prior. Some piney and earthy notes on the edge that I expect from Surly,
M: Lively buzz to the mouthful right from the start, a little burn at the end, though flavor-wise, the end just continues what you get throughout. Hides the alcohol fairly well. Creamy and smooth, not too heavy, but your mouth is coated with hop oils.

Overall: superb beer.

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4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraigP83
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice rich orange color with pillow of white foam. Smells hops, oats, citrus fields. Taste is a rush of mouthwatering citrus and apricot as it fades a nice bitterness builds in the back of your throat. Mouthfeel also leaves the sticky, sugary coating of citrus. *edit: after several 4-packs of this I've changed my rating to a 5. This beer never gets old I nearly shed a tear every time I finish my beer. One of the best DIPAs in the world

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4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Note: rating is for 01/29/14 can poured into pint glass on 01/16/15

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big Hopps but very drinkable and smooth!!

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
4.46 out of 5 based on 4,549 ratings.
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