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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,904
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,405
Gots: 387 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006)
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MacDomer

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second Surly, received in a trade with MasterSki - thanks! Here goes the only can in my beer fridge...

A - These Surly beers sure have great heads. Emptied this one into a nonic and there's a good three finger toasty oatmeat-colored whispy head sitting right atop a deep amber ale. Color reminds me a lot of Nosferatu, but a bit browner and less strikingly clear. And the head on this is really nice. Did I mention that yet? Pretty good lacing as I get into the first few sips...looks sticky.

S - I just changed the temp on my beer fridge and it's about 5 degrees warmer now - this is making the smell much more accessible much quicker. Lots of grapefruit here. Some lemon, lime, orange (read: citrus) and cotton candy. Lots of hops, of course, but nothing over the top since there are some buttery toffee malts that come in to say their part. Clean, sharp.

T - Yes! It is tasty, too. Like what you'd expect from the nose. Grapefruit and other citrus hops. Hop resin. I just had a sip to clean the gutter off the can, and yuck...now I'm reminded of those Natty Lights back in college and that metallic taste (avoid!). Back to the Furious in the nonic: I'm noticing more malts in the background now which add a bit of sweetness to balance the bitter.

M - Light to medium body. This is pretty darn smooth. Moderate to high carbonation to clean the palate, but there's still a nice, long bitter finish. Not much by way of balance, this is damn hoppy (which I really dig), with...some...malt.

D - This is quite good, but I'm just coming off the Bender which I got more pleasure out of drinking. Maybe because I haven't had a lot of brown ales that I've really liked, but have had plenty of IPAs that I've really liked. Don't get me wrong, this is very good...but, I can't easily get this brew around me, so maybe this is one and done, at least until I'm up in MN and can cart some home. A nice experience overall.

Serving type: can

12-17-2008 06:37:33 | More by MacDomer
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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,904 ratings.