Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Presentation: 16 fluid ounce, 1 US Pint Can which stands about 6 tall. Metallic silver, red and a black angulated design decorate its sleeve. Listed at 6.2% Alc/Vol and 99 IBUs. No freshness date. Listed as Furious Beer.
Like Hops? You'll like this fire-hued beer. This is the beer I have always dreamed of making. This is the beer that would come to mind while spending the last two years tearing down walls, hanging sheetrock, moving kegs, power washing the ceilings, arguing with various agencies, and cutting the water main.
Without Golden Promise malt, made by family-owned Simpsons Malt, Furious would just be pissed off-ed. From Scotland, this malt is still produced in the tradition of turning over the barley by hand, resulting in a malt that is unsurpassed in its quality. Golden Promise is also used extensively by premium whisky distilleries such as The Macallan. This malt provides the backbone for the intense hop character. Four American hop varieties are used at a rate of over three pounds per barrel. The result is a rich malt sweetness infused with bright hop flavor and aroma from beginning to end. Oh yeah, it's about 6% alcohol and around 100 IBUs.
A couple quick notes on our cans...
1) The beers are not filtered, some sediment may be present.
2) If this bothers you, too bad.
3) For ultimate Surly beer clarity, store cans upright and pour slowly into a glass, leaving any sediment in the can.
Appearance: Ruddy dark brown with a fantastic hop flecked haze to it. Massive crusty head, thick bubbly surface reminds me of what is seen in open fermenters during Brewery tours. Dense deep creamy head starts about 2+ thick but slowly slides down into the brew as it snap, crackle and pops its way into leaving some thick ribs and smattered lacing. Finely dissolved intense rasping carbonation, but its all under control. Excellent looks and superb head longevity throughout. Shame to keep this one hidden in a can.
Nose: Intense citrus fruits, orangey hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, lemon rind and yet more malts. Classic stuff.
Taste: Gorgeous start, thick fruity and oily with a big blast of malts and an even bigger pummeling from the hops. The hops have a mouth watering juicy nature from the hops but all this is held in a stable forthright pose thanks to the malt base with its toffee texture and caramel consistency. Excellent
Mouthfeel: The fine conditioning lends a lively smoothness to this brew, the malts impart a chewy toffee nature and the hops offer a lively sharp cutting bitter lemon bite. It works extremely well to lend a much bigger feel to an IPA that is only 6.2%.
Drinkability: This beauty comes in 4-Packs. At 6.2% whilst this is a very poundable brew I am sure it could get you into danger and trouble very quickly. Highly quaffable.
Overall: Says Beer for a Glass, from a Can around a red band on the neck and you certainly need to release this IPA from its metal prison and into the glass to see just how marvelous it looks. Hands down the best Canned IPA I have ever had. A Benchmark for sure.
Th-can-ks to BigHuge for this excellent IPA!
Serving type: can
11-24-2006 02:56:07 | More by TheLongBeachBum
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Beer #11 in my 366 Days of Beer Quest, tasted on 1/11. Big thanks to esch for this one! I've heard a lot about this IPA, I'm excited.
A: Pours a dark copper body into a tulip glass. A massive light khaki head forms a soapy mountain w/ great retention, and sticky webs of lacing cling to the glass.
S: Tuck-loads of hops, this is aptly named, wow. A fantastically fresh hop aroma of pine, citrus (orange, red grapefruit) and light floral aromas fill the room. The pure, fresh power of the hops is intense. Yet dark honey and toffee bring it back to a tolerable level.
M: Medium body, med. carbonation which has a nice bite. The M.F. is full and mouth-coating. Nice.
T: Gobs of impressively bitter, piney hops assault the palate with a sticky, oily bitterness. It would be overwhelming if not for the honey-sweet malts and huge fresh biscuit body. Of course it's more hop-focused, yet a balance is still apparent. The finish is long w/ an intense bitterness. Resinous, caramel and grapefruit notes.
D: A beast of an IPA, a hophead's nirvana and so hoppy and tasty I can't help but need more. It needs a VERY spicy curry to bring out it's full potential. Only experienced hopheads apply. A must have.
Serving type: can
01-14-2008 17:08:41 | More by theformula
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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