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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,538
Reviews: 1,414
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1,442
Gots: 569 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Murchmac
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Real Deal Holyfield of a beer. Thanks to Phawk for the oppurtunity.

First things first, poppin that can you smell those deep malts and citrusy hops.

Pours a dark orange almost brown, orange highlights, cloudy, nice looking beer. Like staring at a fine italian sports car. Not much of a head , doesnt need one.

Smells malty, bready, hoppy. This beer pisses excellence.

Tastes like an alternating orgy of citrus hops and sweet bready malts. If radiohead made a song about this beer it would be called "where malt begins and hops start"

Amazing sweet carmalized sugar, hop resiny aftertaste.

My new favorite DIPA. If this beer were on cask, it would truly be the nectar of the gods.

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4.65/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Surly Brewing Company - Furious

Look - Pours a smooth clear dark amber, almost a tinge of red. Good foamy head. Moderate carbonation. Good amount of lacing.

Smell - Deep malts with surly signature hops on top (I say signature because they seem to like to use the same ones in most of their main brews). Mouth-watering hints of caramel.

Taste - Snappy smooth malts with a gentle introduction to the bitter hops.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and at the same time bitter and badass. Quite drinkable.

Overall - Damn Surly, another good one.

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of barefootbrewer
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I’m reviewing this beer twice because I’ve now had it in the can and on draft (draft was definitely better).

A – A clear golden/amber color with a thin but retentive head.

S – Hoppy and fresh with slight malt undertones.

T – Malty with a heavy dose of hops – very nicely balanced.

M – Full and slightly creamy – works well to uphold the flavors.

D – This one is an easy to drink IPA which might make a good session brew.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of webmanspidey
4.47/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass. This is a dark amber/caramel color with a solid inch of head. Smells of sweet pine sap and citrus, especially lemon. Very fresh and herbal.

This tastes piney and fruity with a fairly (but not extremely) bitter finish and nearly no alcohol finish with excellent drinkability. Overall, this is a great IPA.

Photo of ferrari29
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from can into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with an opaque dark brown colored body; lots of floating yeast; head is creme in color and forms a frothy one finger size head; holds very well; forms a nice layer of lacing around the edge of the glass; appears a little viscous

S - Few smells really stand out in this beer, one being pine and the other a smooth scotch; hop and pine; hints of caramel and nice roasted malt notes; floral nose comes up after the beer warms up

T - Starts with a smooth roasted malt taste, then caramel and a bit of scotch, flavor profile finishes off with a bitter of hop sourness; great taste; hop pine lingers for a while after; yeast; light liquor taste

M - Bitter pine aftertaste; creamy, not very effervescent

D - Beer is fantastic; you can taste each flavor characteristic in the beer, from start to finish; highly recommended, I think I'll have another

Photo of tewaris
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

"Tea Bagged" Furious (I think tea-bagged just stands for dry-hopped, on-cask version of Furious)
Surly Brewing Co.
American IPA
6.2-6.5 % ABV
99 IBUs
On cask at Stub & Herb's; poured into a 16 oz. pint glass

Appearance 5/5

Deep orange red; massive foam because of the cask that took a while to settle to an alright white/off-white head. Clear, but not as clear as canned version. Great lacing, decent retention.

Aroma 5/5

Descriptors aside, simply awesome. Very very grassy, you can tell it's generously hopped and generously dry-hopped. Earthy? I don't detect any citrusy notes here, although the brewery says so... piney maybe? Very pleasant and intense. Tea-bagged is a suitable adjective. Herbal and fresh. And the smell never ever fades!

Taste 5/5 & Mouthfeel 5/5

Exactly like the aroma. This is the only beer that has had me burping hops! Starts slightly fruity sweet, full of grassy hop flavor, and a bitter, clean finish. Not as crisp and carbonated as the regular canned version; quite silky actually.

Drinkability 5/5

Very very easy drinking beer.


Furious might not be terribly complex, but it is what it says, furious! Must have for every hophead!!

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can of love received from Reino for my Birthday. Poured into a pint for my drinking pleasure.

A: Has a very nice brown to red color going on here. Changes gracefully as the light hits it. Constant carbonation activity during the entire experience. Got a great finger of head that does not want to go away. Big and pillowy. Recedes slowly to thick ring that has some beautiful lacing. Sticks all over the glass. Nice sheeting. This looks almost exactly how I wanted it to.

S: Sweet hoppy goodness. Smells of citrus and floral hops. Grapefruit coming in loud and clear. I smell tangerine. Love it. There is some nice malt coming in. Caramel and toffee. Really sweet but not crazy candy sweet. Just sweet enough.

T: The hops is first in line for path down the palate. They have some nice bitterness to them but are incredibly smooth and sweet. Grapefruit yet again shining. Tangerine is present also, no just teasing in the nose. The malt really comes in on the finish, creating an amazing balance. Caramel sweetness, toffee goodness, bready. This is great.

M: Medium in body. I like this very much. Carbonation is a little high, but makes this brew really refreshing. Goes down very easy. Has some very nice bitterness on the palate. Aftertaste is muted and no trace of alcohol. Dig it.

D: I want a case. This beer is easy to drink, convenient due to the can, and tastes great. Surly knows whats up. Can't thank Reino enough for giving me the chance to finally taste this brew.

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,538 ratings.