Abrasive Ale | Surly Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
4,546
Reviews:
944
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
7.85%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +12.1%
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L: A hazy fold pour supports a 1” pillowy, clingy white foam collar. S: Spicy, floral hops, light fruit, citrus. T: Grapefruit, fruit, spice, grapefruit rind bitterness. The malt is moderate, the hop flavors and bitterness moderately high. F: Silky and creamy. Moderately full body and medium carbonation. O: This is a great beer that needs to be released more often.

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From drunk notes. Thanks brentlepping for the share.

Can to tulip.

A. Bright copper color with an egg shell head. The head is a few fingers after a generous pour that slowly retreats to a similar film that leaves spotty laces. Great effervesce. The color stands out- this is a good looking beer.

S. The nose bursts with tropical fruits and a tad pine at the end. The notes were grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine and pine sap. This has a strong fragrance. This is heading in the right direction.

T. The taste follows the nose with the majority of the hop profile towards the tropical end. The hop presence is magnificent, way over the top in a great way. I got a light malt backbone - which I really like.

M. Smooth, but the full body/hops leaves a bitter bite. High to moderate carbonation.

O. For some reason I was skeptical about this ale and I was blown away. This is an excellent DIPA, worth the hassle to try. This is up there with the best - fo sho.

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