Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

Abrasive AleAbrasive Ale
BA SCORE
4.5/5
4,564 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:
#103
Reviews:
946
Ratings:
4,564
pDev:
7.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2,159
Gots:
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Trade:
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5/5  rDev +11.1%
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I really don't need to say much about this beer other than it has a massive hop punch balanced by the malt on the back end. It is unreal. The pine and citrus are off the chain and literally make your mouth water. Crazy good! I just wish it was released more than 1 time a year.

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Hope to get a fresher next year.

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,564 ratings
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