Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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
Ratings:
4,550
Reviews:
945
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
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2,160
Gots:
702
For Trade:
28
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4/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Bright, golden colored body is a hazy and full of fine, white sediment. Soft, white head with lackluster retention. No noticeable carbonation, but the sediment could be hiding it. Nice lacing.

Aroma:
Sweet tangerine and hibiscus dominate here with other, subtle tropical fruits hidden under a thin blanket of pine.

Taste:
Buttered biscuits coated in sweet, peach jam. Honey. Hoppy grapefruit finish with a hint of alcohol on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Incredibly smooth and easy to drink with a nice bite on the finish. Creamy. Lightly carbonated medum body. Clean, semi-sweet finish.

Overall:
Aother stellar beer from the folks at Surly! Any IPA fan would be silly to not add this to their must-have list.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.86/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I don't know how a beer could be any better than this--citrusy odor and tangy mouthfeel. I just love to have it sit on my tastebuds for a while before I swallow it. There are some issues with the way it looks recently--some flock, but who cares when a beer tastes this good. Beautiful head. Amazing beer.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
4.46 out of 5 based on 4,550 ratings.
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