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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,688
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
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Gots: 665 | FT: 25
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Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

A tempest on the tongue, or a moment of pure hop bliss? Brewed with a dazzling blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and carmel-toffee. For those who favor flavor, Furious has the hop-fire your taste buds have been screaming for.
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Ratings: 4,688 | Reviews: 1,434
Photo of iubill
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My current favorite local beer! Big and bold.

Photo of Austin32
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice blend of hops and malt, heavy on the hops, but delicious.

Photo of RossiDaMan
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Broke in my new IPA glass with this one. Beautiful deep amber in color. I could smell the citrus (primarily grapefruit) from 2 feet away. The grapefruit carried over into the taste with a nice hoppy & bitter aftertaste. Feel was average with small bubbles and smooth carbonation. Overall, very good and recommended.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium red with a one finger head. I wonderful citrus hop smell. The hop not as strong as expected, withe a slight bitter finish. It does resonate into the nose. Could drink a bunch of this.

Photo of Dnayew
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding IPA. It's like a fresher tasting version of Sculpin.

Photo of AJacob81
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber w great legs. Piney citrusy nose w a very similar taste. Notes of buttered, honeyed bread and lemongrass in the finish. A bit overpriced for what's ultimately a second tier Midwestern IPA (A four pack of Two Hearted tallboys is about four bones less), but this at the very top of that second tier and a very pleasant drink regardless.

Photo of Rawwie
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my favorite IPA that I've had, delicious!

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.03/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a deep orangish red color. a two to three finger off white head with decent retention. a small streaky lacing around the edges. pretty hazy and almost opaque.

Smell: good strong hop bite starts off. notes of pine, citrus and hop resin. good amount of bitterness but it is almost taken over by a large amount of sweet malts. ranging from toasted bread to caramel malts.

Taste: opens up with hops coming through with pine, citrus and resin. a good amount of bitterness up front. strong malts creep through the hops constantly. notes of caramel and toasted bread. more hops sneak through at the end with some slight tropical fruits.

Mouthfeel: syrupy and resiny. bitterness and caramel malts battle it out. it comes out pretty even. strange and may be slightly undercarbonated.

Overall: way too malty and syrupy. almost cloyingly sweet even with all the hops in it.

Photo of bmeGT
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Entirely too malty to be considered an IPA

Photo of meals00
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A MN favorite, hop forward ipa

Photo of RyanStelzner
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great copper color. Very clear. Minimal head retention. Subtle citrus hop flavor quickly overpowered by aggressive, palate-cleansing bitterness.... Which I loved! Very lively carbonation which was also refreshing.

Photo of KYGunner
3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet tones on the nose of honey, caramel, watermelon, tropical fruits and grapefruit. There is some dank herbal hop notes as well.

The flavor is a bit dank and bitter for my taste but I can appreciate the array of herbal hops with the occasion fruits. The fruitiness tends to grapefruit and tangerines but for the most part it's dank.

Photo of Droopy487
3.4/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I drank this beer 2 months after the canned date. Seems like a very malt forward beer. I won't spend my review criticizing it because I love this brewery. It's just not for me.

Photo of ScottageCheese
2.71/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.75

Just not very good. Too much malt which overpowers the hops.

Photo of ThaCrax
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very Very good. Just not Abrasive...

Photo of humuloner22
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dude hooked me up with two in a row. Solid man! Great trade!

Appearance: Beautiful clear reddish copper colored with a head that lingers pretty well through the pour.

Aroma: Tropical candied fruits, mango, papaya, some stone fruits as well, nice aromas.

Taste: Totally balanced, there is some bitterness going on but the tropical and stone fruits come through, I don't detect much in regard to the bittering profile but there is some there. Very well balanced. Reminds me of Nugget Nectar, but better.

Overall: Very nicely done beer. Happy to have received it on trade!

Photo of Raziel313
1.74/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Tastes like a spicy ipa that just doesn't blend well

Photo of KATCanada
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 12/23/15 . Dark copper, off white foam. Nice nose, oily pine. Bitter hit, then orange peel and pine. Finshing citrus peel. Grapfuit, sory of oily peel finishing after 3rd swallow. Hint of sweet? Hope taste and aroma is great. Not overwhelming but for sure there. Hopheads will really enjoy. I echo earlier sentiments, really smooth.

Photo of Mightymango
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap pour into a pint glass.

Amber in color with an almost cloudy look.

Crisp smelling, really smells like a "Hey, you really want to drink me" beer.

Hoppy taste with full flavor. Has a hint of bitter but goes down easy.

Not a fan of it in the can but very flavor full on tap.

Photo of Mattyboombaddy
4.88/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As a Wisconsinite, I only get the treat of drinking this when I visit friends in Minneapolis. Usually, I bring a 4 pack of Furious home to share with friends.

16 Oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours deep amber, when held in light there is a slightly cloudy consistency. Thick head. Good lacing
Smells fantastic, reeks of citrus with a hint of pine, incredibly inviting aroma.
Super piney up front, citrus comes into play in the back. Im thinking blood oranges.
Perfect carbonation, medium bodied
Goes down smooth, too smooth, in fact it is easy to drink this one a bit fast. The aftertaste is my favorite part of this beer, it leaves me with a mixture of orange and pine needles in the back of my mouth. Overall I would say this is my poster child for what I want my IPA to taste like.

Photo of Sintech
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Overrated. Not a bad brew. But definitely overrated.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid hopp! Maybe a sweeter finish. Overall pretty good off the tap in a pint glass with dinner. Thank you sir may I have another!!

Photo of Barnoloid
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The name says it all here - this is a hop heavy, deep amber IPA that amps up the IBUs whilst maintaining a malt backbone that keeps something of a balance here. But let’s be honest - balance is not what you are looking for here. Some sweetness on the back end that does its’ best to level out the bitterness.

Photo of Kosmonova
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely hoppy, but very flavorful. Next time I need to pair it better.

Photo of CraigP83
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smells like grapefruit and blood orange. Bitter hops punch you in the tongue with a piney taste

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,688 ratings.