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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,765
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,470
Gots: 712 | FT: 23
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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: 4,765 | Reviews: 1,443
Photo of hoagzzz
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really glad to try this one. Dark amber which is normally a turnoff but overall this was very good. Balanced and nice bitterness. Nice buzz from one 16 oz can.

Photo of maedhros09
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Barely hazy amber with light tan head, some lacing
Smell: citrus (non-ideal conditions)
Taste: Solid malt base that is won out with huge grapefruit hops. black pepper. very bitter finish
Feel: Medium body with smooth mouthfeel

Overall: Furious is a solid IPA - it has a firm malt base but is still dominated by a very bitter grapefruit-like hops finish. To my taste the bitterness is approaching excessive, but it is still good and the malt provides enough balance to keep it from overwhelming the experience. Still, there are several widely available IPAs I would prefer to this one (Two-hearted, Sculpin, Odell) and at least one local option I find preferable (Bent Paddle). Sierra Nevada's Torpedo is kind of in the same ballpark as this one and is quite a bit cheaper.

Photo of KevChiTown
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super clean, well balanced, excellent malt flavor, but you still don't lose the hops. Has moments of imperial IPA but only in taste not abv. Really enjoyed this one

Photo of chefbigjon
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really amber for an IPA. Lots of toffee, caramel and malt going on.Nice clean hop finish.

Photo of kbeck001
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Had it served with lovely appetizers at a local restaurant! Can't wait for the next one!

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

Super balanced beer. Flavor form start to finish. 96/100

Photo of rinodono
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing...wish it would be exported to rest of USA so America can taste what the Twin Cities has to offer

Photo of ProstMasterson
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is how its done

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L (4.5) - Beautiful amber, orange, gold color. Nice amount of head on top. Nice light tan colored
S (4.25) - Nice florally aroma. Fairly strong, but not too much. Not much malt or anything, but this is an IPA after all!
T (4.75) - Fantastic! A little bitter, plenty florally on the front. Nice backend hop presence too. Clean, crisp. Not a lot better out there.
F (4.25) - Nice carbonation level. Not much alcohol burn or anything of that nature.
O (4.5) - This is one of my favorite beers. It has great hop flavor, but not bitter and nasty. I would get this every time in Minnesota. But now it's in Iowa. And it is a staple in my cellar!

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! Lucky to have Surly brewing these awesome brews in my town.

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!

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,765 ratings.