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Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Very sweet, fruity aromas with a lot of hops. The flavor is beautifully complex, with dry hop notes, sweet citrus, a nice light tartness and plenty more. A very well-balanced IPA, with just about everything going for it. Couldn't imagine it better.

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

This beer is where it's at, this beer should never lose it's 100 rating, it's world-class, and there's no messing around when we say that.

If you want an IPA with intense flavor, this is it, if you want an IPA that has bitterness that doesn't overpower the rest of the notes and flavors inside, this one is it, if you want a beer that makes you feel damn good as you're having it, as well as when you're done, this is it.

I would classify this as a grapefruit IPA, I prefer piney IPAs, but in the end, this one still wins at the end of the day, if there is an elite example of the style, this is it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Top three DIPA

A - Looks good. Hazy hues of light orange/golden copper with particles suspended in the brew.
S - Smells of sweet and juicy citrus, with solid hints of hops and pine.
M - Medium weight and medium carbonation.
T - Tropical citrus up front with dry piney bitterness at the end of each drink. No alcohol taste. Dry.
O - A great DIPA. Up there with PtE and Heady. This is a very good all-around DIPA that is a contender.

This DIPA rivals the best of them. Depending on the day, it would take the top spot in my book.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,594 ratings
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