Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale
BA SCORE
98.3%
Liked This Beer
4.5 w/ 4,560 ratings
Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale
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
Ranking:
#100
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
4,560
Liked:
4,484
Avg:
4.5/5
pDev:
7.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2,159
Gots:
703
Trade:
29
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4/5  rDev -11.1%
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4.31/5  rDev -4.2%
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4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
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4/5  rDev -11.1%
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3.64/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.19/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev -2.9%
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4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
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4.02/5  rDev -10.7%
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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
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3.74/5  rDev -16.9%
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4.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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A - nice golden amber semi clear color with an off white head that sticks and leaves a nice lacing
S @ big hop resin, ganja, garlic onion in a good way, orange peel, peach; tangerine, papaya, passion fruit, pummelo, melon, overly ripe fruits, background is sweet caramel malt
T # big hop resin, garlic onion in a good way, ganja, orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine
M & medium mouthfeel, alc covered at 9%, aftertaste is orange peel and grapefruit
O $ pretty damn decent beer. A little bit standard for the genre at this point imho. But a good beer. Compares to stone ruination or any other good double ipa.

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4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
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3.9/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 4,560 ratings
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