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

poured 16oz can into snifter. Canned on 10/30/13

A - Orangish apricot color with a 1.5 finger white head. Decent lacing.

S - Boom! Hops everywhere. Dank grapefruit and citrus with floral character. Some pine bitters hit the olfactory as well.

T - Hell yes! Hops all over my mouth. This is 9%? So easy to drink. Big citrus and tons of bitter grapefruit. A light honey/caramel sweetness makes a brief appearance in the middle and the finish is bitter pine.

M - Oily medium body with great carbonation. Bitter lingers for a bit on the palate.

O - I'll just call it the Heady Topper of the Midwest. We don't need Heady cuz we got Abrasive!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This a great IPA. I really think surly puts out great beers. I would drink this IPA right away. It losses the hops quick. There is a great nose on this beer. It is 16 ounces of awesome. Great flavor. Good mouthfeel for an IPA. Not as much citrus as some of the other IPAs out there but it is outstanding.

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4.41/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into tulip. Thank you lurpy1.

Pours a nice golden copper hue with a frothy one white head. Decent lacing. Smell is very resinous with lots of tropical citrus. Taste has lots of juicy citrus and a nice amount of piney resinous. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Overall a great DIPA.

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

Poured from the can into a glass, and it produced a finger, and a half of off white head. The beer color is a hazy, medium honey color.

The aroma is of a sweet citrus combo, (pineapple, grapefruit, predominantly), and a hint of pine.

The taste is WOW! Similar to smell...up front citrus sweetness, followed by a dry, pine bitterness. The bitterness is not overpowering...nicely balanced. Medium body, and carbonation. ABV is 9%, but not even noticeable.

Incredible beer.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,621 ratings