Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambelli:
4.48/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16oz. can that says "canned on 9/10/13" into a Russian River pint glass.
A- Dark copper/ burnt orange color. A tad murky, not crystal clear at all. A 1/2 " beige head that quickly fades to a surface coating lace. Sides of glass show consistent lacing all the way down as I consume this brew.
S- Wow, as I pop the can the aroma immediately wafts up into my nose, with pine, tropical fruits, and freshly mown meadow hay all entering the equation. Upon further inspection a definite malt presence appears. The crushed grain, ready to bake a loaf of bread smell.
The Scottish malts I assume.
T- The sap-covered pine cone bitterness hits first, followed by the mango, pineapple and grapefruit rind citrus combo following soon after. A plethora of flavors in such a low ABV IPA.
Wonderful balance, just when I thought the bitterness was taking control, the fruity side of the hop combo comes through. Not to be completely forgotten, the malt backbone stands up and has his say. And on and on they fight.
M- The 99 IBU's (the can claims) definitely hits the tongue with force, drying the beer out so that I want another drink right away. Not too heavy, just right for several of these to disappear. Carbonation is spot on, not too heavy or stinging, allowing me to savor all this brew has to offer.
O- I was impressed with this beer, especially considering that it is coming up on three months old. Would love to have this on tap at the brewery. Fantastic use of a variety of hops. A west coast style IPA with a twist all it's own. Great balance, a lot going on, all of it good to me. Could drink this on a regular basis.
Serving type: can
11-20-2013 03:07:27 | More by Gambelli
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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 3,925 ratings.