Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served in a Great Lakes Christmas Ale snifter.
The beer is a dark red with a good amount of haze. There was a 1-2 finger off white head, and the beer has a nice amount of lacing throughout the session. Overall, it looks like a Red IPA, and is very lovely.
Big hop character - there is a good amount of grapefruit, citrus, and spicy hop character. There's some nice alcohol and grain notes. There's a bit of lemon in the nose as well. Overall an awesome smelling IPA.
There's a lot of fruit character - grapefruit, orange, and some tangerine. The hops actually give the perception of sweetness, though the beer is very bitter. It's actually very balanced compared to other IPAs. It is fantastic tasting
The mouthfeel is very nice. It starts off with a bit of body, then finishes dry. There isn't much carbonation, which makes it nice and smooth. It's very drinkable overall.
This is an awesome IPA. I got a lot of these as extras from various trades, and I'm really glad I got the chance to enjoy a few of these. I even tasted a home brewed clone of this at my local home brew shop, and it was awesome - the point is, you can't go wrong with this one!
Serving type: can
12-11-2011 00:52:08 | More by MaxSpang
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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
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