Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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4.33/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours cloudy and dark amber with copious white head that recedes fairly quickly leaving decent lacing behind.
Intense hop aroma, heavy on the citrus side of things with a bit of spice mixed in. Slight nuttiness and maybe a hint of alcohol?
Slam bam the hops hit you hard at first and its easy to think this will be really overly bitter, but the malt does a pretty good job of breaking through the highly resinous and intense hop profile. Mouthfeel is dry and moderately carbonated. As it drinks, the bitterness does sort of build up in a pallate ruining kind of way, which may not impact drinkability, but certainly raises balance questions.
Very very tasty, and a great hop heavy ale. Not everything needs to be in balance to be right, and this is a prime example. Thanks to the BA that made this tasting possible.
Serving type: can
09-26-2008 03:54:11 | More by BrewMonkey
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3.76/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
(on tap at Local Option - served in British pint, I think - can't quite recall)
A: (dry-hopped) cloudy, dark amber liquid... slimy foam that leaves some nice rings of lace
S: Amarillo hops, English yeast?... pine, stewed pear, apple... golden raisin?...
T: bitterness a lil grassy, pesky bite... little alcohol... malt only in the background, light caramel... mostly resiny hops here, somewhat grapefruity, a little peppery... rounded edges, overall dry finish
M: soft, dull-foamy, flat-ish... very easy to knock back quick
O: the bartender's reaction may have said it all: "but that's only a regular IPA... that's all you want?" - haha... never had it before, so yeah! - ended up having 3-4 other beers as well... it's a decent American IPA for sure... having used Amarillo once or twice in recent homebrews, I can smell this damn hop whenever I come across it now, and I dig it - it's distinct, not bright and citrusy, a bit more dank and overripe... glad I was able to try this, disappointed not finding Coffee Bender anywhere though
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 16:59:19 | More by Bouleboubier
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,926 ratings.