Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by BasementBer:
4.78/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A little prefacing is in order. Number 1. I love this brewery, its got a great character about it and its smoking hot in the twin cities - just check the 3 month waiting list for tours of a small suburban warehouse!? Number 2. I hate drinking cans! I don't trust that this can is better than that can jargon. Leave that to Coors, please. I like bigger beers, but hopefully Surly will get enough footing to enter a glass world (swing tops are not too much to ask are they?). Number 3. I love a beer and breweries that push the boundaries, this is one of those beers.
A: Carmel to amber in color (as described on the can, Scottish malts are used, thus the near red amber color). 2-3 fingers creamy white head with medium retention. A foamy heady with rocky peaks overlays the loose and large to tight and small bubbles. Loads of hop resins leave some heavy lacing on the glass, get out the scrub brush!
S: Amazing piney hop-cone smell. This is my favorite characteristic of this ale. It doesn't exactly taste the way it smells, and this is exactly what i want in a pale ale. The aroma hop schedule must be soo intensive because this beer smells like no other!
T: Mellow. The taste itself is mellow. Its the toffee bitter in the nose that really packs the punch. The carbonation and bitterness in this beer gives it a longevity in taste from the bitter to the mellow and evenly finishes, not offending by the bitter but also not pulling back like most pale ales with lower IBU. I'm a hop head so i am not turned off by the bitter, but for such an IBU, id expect it to be less controlled than it is here.
M: Jazzy? If jazzy can be used as a descriptor. Carbonation is surprisingly long lasting, it does however tend to leave a bit of a gunk but that is to be expected from so many hop resins kicking about. I mark this characteristic the lowest of all categories only in that it doesn't jump out at me as unique compared to all other amazingly special features.
D: Why, but of course. A tall can means more beer, 6.2% means a more fun engagement, and you really shouldn't be putting a 4 pack of these away in an evening to begin with. Lets resign this one for the starter and closer to an evening of refreshment, shall we?
Serving type: can
02-17-2011 03:55:36 | More by BasementBer
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a regular glass
A- how do all DIPAs look? Golden amber with a redish hue when held up to the light. Not much head and not much lace afterwhich. Looks good but nothing special.
S- the smell redines the smell of pine in DIPAs. It smells like there is actual pine straw in this glass, but in a good way. There is also a sugaryness from the malt.
T- very piney like the nose. Also has a good wheat taste followed by fruits and a strange taste that reminds me of something rubbery but not exactly rubber.
M- a little bite from the hops. Goes down pretty smooth but the malt keeps it from feeling like a true IPA.
O- very good but i prefer my IPAs to be a little more hoppy.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 03:27:25 | More by mlhyatt
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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