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
Ranking:
#108
Reviews:
951
Ratings:
4,633
pDev:
7.78%
Bros Score:
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Photo of mloichin
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattycasey
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JOldewurtel
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Lettsgo3
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DSWeller
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oliekan
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uwmgdman
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of davet100
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexDSM
4.51/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.6/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz poured into their snifter pint glass, fresh at the destination brewery tap room in MPLS.

A= Golden straw color, pretty clear overall with a thick white head made of small bubbles. Head settles, rings the glass, and lacing clings to the side.

S= Big mix of hop aroma including pine and citrus up front which is followed by a dose of earthy resin.

T= Get citrus and pine first. Grapefruit, lemon zest followed by a bit of earthy pine and dankness. Bit of sweet malt and toast in the finish.

M= Medium body with moderate carbonation.

O= Lots of strong hop aroma and flavor balanced nicely. Quite easy to drink for a 9% ABV DIPA. No noticeable booziness or alcohol burn.

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4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Pours bright golden orange with slight haze. Thin white head fades quickly. Big piney citrusy aroma. Taste follows with sharp piney hops, resiny , backed by sweet toasty malt presence. Oily slick mouthfeel. This is a terrific tasting IPA, one of my favorites.

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Photo of Vicirus
4.07/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeyA
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tonytone
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a Heady Topper clone. That's all that needs to be said. Amazing beer. Put this one on your need to try list.

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Photo of Danmullens1
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
3.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer_Nye
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmiah22
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mschrei
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy golden orange, thick persistent head and lacing. Strong hop smell and flavor. Slight citrus and bitter aftertaste. Well balanced hop bomb. Yet another great Surly offering.

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Photo of 2ellas
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a beautiful golden colour much like I'd imagine a fair maidens hair in the afternoon sunlight in the days of old.
smells exactly like I'd imagine a fair maiden smells in the afternoon sunlight in the days of old.
Tastes exactly like I'd imagine a fair maiden tastes in the afternoon sunlight in the days of old.
feels exactly like I'd imagine a fair maiden feels in the afternoon sunlight in the days of old.
overall a transcendent beer that harkens back to the days of yore. Find this shiz and drink it fair maidens!

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Abrasive Ale from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 4,633 ratings