Furious - Surly Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Clear, caramel-brown color with pleasing red-orange highlighting. Tan head is strong and stiff, jumps up initially to an inch or more in the goblet, and leaves full, thick, tough lacing as the glass is drained. Super impressive.
Also amazing is the aroma, which is top-notch and quite powerful. As soon as the can is popped the scent of citric, herbal hops is wafting throughout the room. Also a ton of candy sweetness, which leans toward the toffee but also encompassing caramel and brown sugar notes.
The flavor is impressively smooth and easy drinking given the amount of hops clearly used in the brewing. Very hoppy and bitter, with Amarilo and Warrier hops taking the lead and incorporating a lot of citrus into the taste, along with a lot of other fruit flavors, and a hint of floral sweetness.
The mouthfeel is creamy and full for style, which is absolutely amazing for a beer of this bitterness. Crisp carbonation says hello in the finish to keep the huge bitterness from becoming tough to drink.
There is a ton of balance, foresight, and technique put into creating a beer that is so bitter and sweet; hoppy and creamy; high gravity and drinkable. Superb accomplishment, and very unique for the IPA style.
10-13-2008 03:23:37 | More by BretSikkink
4.5/5 rDev +3.9%
Poured into a nonic. Very dark for an IPA, I'm expecting it to be malty. Head is tan and an inch tall. Lots of sticky lacing.
Aroma is a blast of resiny, oily hops. Mainly pine, but some floralness too. I get a little sweet breadiness in the background as well.
A blend of sweet caramel malt and pine-filled hops washes over the tongue, leaving behind a pointed hop bitterness that isn't at all unpleasant. Less malty than the color would indicate, but still a nice balance here.
Medium body, sticky and resiny from the hops, but the bitter finish is enticing.
09-27-2007 22:57:44 | More by illidurit
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,033 ratings.