Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I am furious... and don't call me Surly.
Pours deep amber red with a head that hangs on for dear life. Catty, piney aroma - the hops about snarl at you, appropriate to the beer's name - with an underlying faint coffee aroma, which is neat.
99 IBUs and every one of them is damned glad to meet ya. Starts with an aggressive, hops loud and proud attack on the tongue, then a darkly malt-and-grain maltiness arrives - coffee? toasty-roasty flavors I can't quite put my fingers on - that compliments the hop aggression almost perfectly. No lingering sweetness - definitely hops,. more hops, and dryish malts. The aftertaste is nigh on perfect - bitter, complex, dry-malty... fun brew. Moderate mouthfeel completely in character. Extremely drinkable thanks to the lack of any filling sweetness - all about the hops and dryness. Really dug this brew.
Thanks to BA JeffKrenner for the can!
Serving type: can
11-20-2006 03:47:56 | More by sponberg
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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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