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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,898
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,405
Gots: 386 | FT: 13
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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trevorwideman

Manitoba (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 pint Can brought from Minneapolis by rudge75 and kindly passed along to me. Don't worry about Kris there Dave, he's got his own can at home!!

Held up to the light this beer reveals a deep filtered coppery red hue that is most appealing to the eye. Vigorous pour gets me 1 and 1/2 inches of head that leaves a very nice lace. Medium-high carbonation keeps about 1.4 inch of head alive and releases all kinds of amazing aroma. Holy crap I could seriously sit here and smell this all night. Tropical fruit right off the bat, mango, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, papaya. Very fruity nose. Malt sweetness in the back, but it's very subdued and completely dominated by the hop bouquet, but I'm certainly not complaining.

Taste is a balancing act that many strive for but few achieve. Hops are acidic, citric, floral, a little vinous and herbal as well. It seriously makes me glad that I don't have any cuts in my mouth, or else my whole mouth would be stinging instead of just buzzing. Malt is crucial in providing the balance, but it's not a major part of the flavour profile giving a light caramel sweetness and heathery softness. All that said, this is balls-out in presentation and flavour and it very hard not to like. It's a hop bomb that you can still enjoy for a lot of other reasons besides the bitterness. I found the carbonation a little high but that's a minor quibble. Extremely drying in all that bitterness and the hop oils coat your esophagus so you can enjoy hops all frickin' night until tomorrow morning. Drinkability is high as long as you have a glass of water between pints to whet your dried out puckered whistle. Furious might even be like IPA Crystal Meth. Oh where can I get another fix?

Serving type: can

04-18-2007 02:15:28 | More by trevorwideman
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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,898 ratings.