Abrasive Ale

Double India Pale Ale

Seasonal Cans and Kegs (Released November 2015)

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.

Malt
2-Row, Golden Naked Oats
Hops
Warrior, Citra
Yeast
English Ale
OG
19.5° Plato
Color
5 ºSRM

The Story

We brewed this beer originally at the end of 2008 as a farewell to growler sales. As usual, we underestimated the demand for the first Double IPA in Minnesota. We brewed the beer again in the spring and released it as a draft only beer. It was originally called 16 Grit, a size of abrasive grit used at the old Abrasive factory that once stood where the original Surly brewery now resides in Brooklyn Center.

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