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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#108
Reviews:
952
Ratings:
4,635
pDev:
7.78%
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Wow! Fruit in your face. Smells amazing. Had great head with a sweet finish with just enough hopp bitterness. Well done! Doesn't hold up over time. Can be malty and inconsistent over different batches.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,635 ratings