Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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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
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4,546
Reviews:
944
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
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2,159
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4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unforunately because this rotates, this is 6 months old, bottom of can says 1/8/13.

The color is a deep amber orange with a big 2-3 finger fluffy head that slowly dissipates leaving some lacing.

The aroma punches of sweet peaches, oranges, red grapefruit, some resinous qualities and even a touch of garlic dankness.

On the flavor, a hint of candy sweetness comes first. Then onto lots of grapefruit pith, grapefruit flesh, tropical passionfruit, mangoes. Then onto a grassy, and resinous finish. The beer extremely clean with a medium bitterness.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
4.46 out of 5 based on 4,546 ratings.
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