Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale
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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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4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a slightly dark orange with a two finger white head that dissipates fairly slowly with some nice lacing. Smell is definitely nice and fruity -- grapefruit, orange, and a little pineapple is what I am getting from the nose. Smells really nice. Taste some nice malts in the background. Definitely a hop forward beer with tastes much like the nose. I'm surprised when I'm thinking critically about the beer that I am getting the malts in the background. Definitely a hop forward beer but there is a really nice balance with the malts I really never noticed before for this IIPA. I don't want to overstate the malts. really not balanced but there are some in the background that are definitely noticeable. Mouthfeel is thicker than most IIPAs but this really makes it a treat. Overall this is a great beer that I always look forward to and was really happy it came early this year.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 11/15/13

A: looks like a typical ipa, but in a good way. Light orange, slight haze.

S:pungent dank hops. Citrus, some guava.

T: orange cascade hop notes dominate with a medium bitterness. Then the heady topper funk kicks in. Delicious. Slight alcohol notes.

Mf: slightly creamy. Medium to light carbonation. Long lasting bitterness lingers.

Overall: awesome stuff. I have more cans coming. We'll see how much more I like it

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98.3% out of 100 with 4,559 ratings
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