Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,824
Reviews: 1,454
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,479
Gots: 736 | FT: 25
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Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

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.
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Photo of Covocali
2.74/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Super strong hard to drink For beer pros only

Photo of BIN29
1.41/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Extremely overrated and overhyped. Canned on 5/19.

Dark amber in appearance with light toasted malts aroma. Hops are not complex here, nor its fruity. No citrus, light caramelized pine. This is an extremely malt-forward ipa with lots of bittering hops. Long lingering bitterness. This is definitely an extreme ipa with a 100 ibu that targets the fans of bigger is the better. This is not a balanced beer. Drink two hearted instead.

Photo of JParlow
3.73/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Better than average but could use better balance with malt

Photo of mdcrouser
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big head to begin, fading to a bubbly chunkiness. Beautiful amber-orange emanates from the pint glass.

A little biscuity, toffee, big citrus on the nose - less in total than I would've thought, but a uniquely curious mash-up.

A controlled hop bomb, this one. So much that with every exhale, it's like drinking the beer anew, each an explosion. Grapefruit, some pineapple, both breathable in the best way possible. Mild alcohol burn to close.

Deliciously encompassing and unique from other AIPAs/IPAs out there as a result of the malts - they simply provide a frame for the immense hoppiness that is the focus.

Photo of Uhopia
3.28/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I, I don't get it. You can't go to MPLS without some yahoo staggering up to you bragging about Surly this or Surly that. I mean, really? It's a decent enough beverage to fill-in when your first or second string is on the bench but come on, the Hype! around this concoction was waaaaay over-rated. It's a little silly. Especially from a place where Summit comes from. But having said that, I can see where the excitement comes from. So...yea for you, I guess.

Photo of Go4aBrew
4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My favorite MN beer, for more than 1 reason. After ya finish yours I think you'll agree, cheers!

Photo of justintcoons
4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Amber with 2 fingers of loose head. Good clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Grapefruit juice, caramel, pine sap, and honeydew. Smells great!

Taste
Pine, grapefruit juice, and candied citrus. Firm caramel backbone with traces of toffee. Honey, honeydew melon, more pine, and hints of earthy spruce.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, juicy, semi-dry, and lightly bitter.

Overall
More balanced than your traditional IPA yet this doesn't interfere with the hoppiness. Juicy and easy drinking.

Photo of Moose90
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 04/06/15

A — Pours a deep and dark ruby hued amber, very dark for the style, just looks malty right off the bat, big and tall creamy head forms, nice lacing left behind.

S — Smells incredibly malty initially, bitter, rich, there are hop notes of pine and orange pith, underlying coffee note as well somehow.

T — Tastes bigly rich and malty, bitter hops make an appearance and are bitter and herbal, earthy and woodsy in flavor, very much tastes like the woods.

M — Medium bodied, crisp in finish, long and lasting.

O — Very malt forward, hop profile is very earthy and herbaceous, no citrus or juiciness to be found here, very good overall though.

Photo of brewskifan55
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a taster glass. Thanks, Biggs!

A: Opaque amber with an off-white half finger head that ran and hid rather quickly. Thick lacing.

S: Grapefruit, bready malts, piney hops.

T: Wow, what a punch of hoppy delights blended so well with Scottish caramel malts. The grapefruit taste of the hops wasn't too bitter. Just a terrific balance.

M: Low to medium with medium carbonation.

O: A real treat and surprise at the end of my brewery tours. Glad I finally got to see what the fuss is all about. Find it. Savor it.

Photo of hoagzzz
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really glad to try this one. Dark amber which is normally a turnoff but overall this was very good. Balanced and nice bitterness. Nice buzz from one 16 oz can.

Photo of maedhros09
3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Barely hazy amber with light tan head, some lacing
Smell: citrus (non-ideal conditions)
Taste: Solid malt base that is won out with huge grapefruit hops. black pepper. very bitter finish
Feel: Medium body with smooth mouthfeel

Overall: Furious is a solid IPA - it has a firm malt base but is still dominated by a very bitter grapefruit-like hops finish. To my taste the bitterness is approaching excessive, but it is still good and the malt provides enough balance to keep it from overwhelming the experience. Still, there are several widely available IPAs I would prefer to this one (Two-hearted, Sculpin, Odell) and at least one local option I find preferable (Bent Paddle). Sierra Nevada's Torpedo is kind of in the same ballpark as this one and is quite a bit cheaper.

Photo of KevChiTown
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Super clean, well balanced, excellent malt flavor, but you still don't lose the hops. Has moments of imperial IPA but only in taste not abv. Really enjoyed this one

Photo of chefbigjon
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really amber for an IPA. Lots of toffee, caramel and malt going on.Nice clean hop finish.

Photo of kbeck001
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Had it served with lovely appetizers at a local restaurant! Can't wait for the next one!

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Super balanced beer. Flavor form start to finish. 96/100

Photo of rinodono
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing...wish it would be exported to rest of USA so America can taste what the Twin Cities has to offer

Photo of ProstMasterson
5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is how its done

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L (4.5) - Beautiful amber, orange, gold color. Nice amount of head on top. Nice light tan colored
S (4.25) - Nice florally aroma. Fairly strong, but not too much. Not much malt or anything, but this is an IPA after all!
T (4.75) - Fantastic! A little bitter, plenty florally on the front. Nice backend hop presence too. Clean, crisp. Not a lot better out there.
F (4.25) - Nice carbonation level. Not much alcohol burn or anything of that nature.
O (4.5) - This is one of my favorite beers. It has great hop flavor, but not bitter and nasty. I would get this every time in Minnesota. But now it's in Iowa. And it is a staple in my cellar!

Photo of iubill
4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My current favorite local beer! Big and bold.

Photo of Austin32
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice blend of hops and malt, heavy on the hops, but delicious.

Photo of RossiDaMan
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Broke in my new IPA glass with this one. Beautiful deep amber in color. I could smell the citrus (primarily grapefruit) from 2 feet away. The grapefruit carried over into the taste with a nice hoppy & bitter aftertaste. Feel was average with small bubbles and smooth carbonation. Overall, very good and recommended.

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.39/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium red with a one finger head. I wonderful citrus hop smell. The hop not as strong as expected, withe a slight bitter finish. It does resonate into the nose. Could drink a bunch of this.

Photo of Dnayew
4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding IPA. It's like a fresher tasting version of Sculpin.

Photo of AJacob81
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber w great legs. Piney citrusy nose w a very similar taste. Notes of buttered, honeyed bread and lemongrass in the finish. A bit overpriced for what's ultimately a second tier Midwestern IPA (A four pack of Two Hearted tallboys is about four bones less), but this at the very top of that second tier and a very pleasant drink regardless.

Photo of Rawwie
4.98/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is my favorite IPA that I've had, delicious! Lucky to have Surly brewing these awesome brews in my town.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,824 ratings.