Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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Reviews by NoLiberty:
4.38/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to grassrootsVT for this treat. And thanks to the chain of beer traders who put this gem in his hands originally.
Appearance: Poured from a 16 oz can into a Sam Smith pint glass. The can design is cool, contemporary and bold. The color is deep copper with subtle orange edging. Clear with tight carbonation that renders a thick finger-thick head that settles into a persistent cover. Very little lacing. Some sediment in the bottom of the glass; clear but not completely free of extras, which is ok.
Aroma: Beautiful nose. Good resinous, piney, tart aromas with some additional fruity hopping - is that Nelson? There's some slight pineapple and grapefruit underneath that provide a nice transition between the high notes of the big American hops with a solid malt base.
Taste: Malt up front with sweet fruit notes dominant - pear, grapefruit. Moves to bolder pine flavor in the middle, but keeping that solid maltiness throughout. Finishes dry and bitter, crisp and fresh - Aftertaste lingers and grows into more pronounced bitterness.
Mouth: Leaves your mouth dry but with a somewhat coated feeling. There's a thickness to this beer, from the head down to the last swallow, but it comes through as clean and not as too much alcohol. Full flavor matched by a full body. This is somewhere between a single and double IPA.
Notes/Drinkabilty: I dig the 16 oz can. It provides just enough MORE beer without offering up too much to finish. The can also makes the simple fact of acquiring and drinking this beer a bit easier, so a plus for drinkability. For the moderate to serious hop heads this should suffice and provide enough juice to tempt more tastes. I am not one of those types and I'd still love to have a few more.
Serving type: can
06-26-2007 04:39:31 | More by NoLiberty
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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