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: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

16oz can
Poured into Surly pint glass
Canned on 1/21/14

Appearance - Hazy golden honey. 3 fingers of fluffy, foamy head. Thick lacing.

Smell - Tons of grapefruit. Tangerine. Little bit of floral as well.

Taste - HUGE citra flavor, along with some pine and a really nice bitter bite. Very smooth. Toasty malt backbone that holds it all together. I can't find a single flaw in the taste. Solid 5.

Mouthfeel - Med/heavy body, medium carbonation, dry finish.

Overall - The 2014 batch is out of this world. The minor details like appearance barely matter here. The taste is a solid 5/5. If you love big citrusy DIPAs, get a 4pk of this as soon as possible.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
4.46 out of 5 based on 4,557 ratings.
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