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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,902
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,406
Gots: 387 | FT: 14
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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5/5  rDev +15.5%

11-21-2011 15:35:14 | More by bob727
Photo of chanokokoro


3.76/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper with amber and garnet accents capped by a two finger white head. Average retention, gobs of sticky lacing present. Caramel, pineapple, and other mixed citrus notes on the nose. Mango, pineapple, citrus, joined by light caramel and toffee notes midpalate. Finishes with continued light caramel notes and bold citrus rind bitterness. Lighter side of medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. As more of a hoppy amber rather than an IPA, it tends not to be one of my favored styles. However, it certainly is a solid brew regardless.

Serving type: can

12-01-2013 21:33:58 | More by chanokokoro
Photo of BeerZack

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can

Pours a dark reddish amber with a nice 1-2 finger head that fades to a fine bubbly covering that leaves hella lace.

Smells very familiar... is that cascade perhaps? Cascade bomb. Citrus, woodsy pine, some floral hops. Bit of sweet caramel.

Some sweet caramalt thats quickly covered up by extreme hop bitterness. This one's as hop-strong as some brewers Double IPAs. Strong woodsy hop bittering finish.

Soft but still a bit stingy on the tongue.

Hard for me to rate this one overall, its damn good, but soo damn similar to most every other IPA made (just better).

Serving type: can

01-09-2008 05:30:58 | More by BeerZack
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2012 00:50:46 | More by DWolf
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1.75/5  rDev -59.6%

08-05-2012 05:15:02 | More by leodarko
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-22-2013 03:54:18 | More by Pete27lax
Photo of Beestin


3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-02-2014 18:19:58 | More by Beestin
Photo of theghost3


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

Thanks to akokandy for trading this. Pours a medium copper with a 3-finger thick, frothy white-yellow head. Lots of lacing.

The smell is of juicy grapefruits, oranges with piney hops and subtle sweet malts. The taste is citrusy--mainly grapefruit--piney hops with a surprising caramel malt flavor as well. Some hop bitterness, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is really smooth for an IPA with just the right amount of crispness at the end.

This is a highly drinkable IPA that lived up to the hype. It's what an IPA should be--hoppy yet not some sort of extreme IPA that's ridiculously hoppy at the expense of being well-rounded.

Serving type: can

03-26-2009 02:49:12 | More by theghost3
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-19-2012 03:41:59 | More by poppyjohn
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-07-2014 19:31:27 | More by Matthew607
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2013 17:45:21 | More by AKuehn47
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-30-2013 16:50:08 | More by griffeyb
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-23-2014 15:16:42 | More by switzer
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-20-2013 14:58:27 | More by mythaeus
Photo of malty


4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my dimpled thick-walled old school Coors chalice a brilliantly clear rusty amber color with a creamy, dense settled 1/2" light beige head. A moderate amount of visible uprising carbonation. Perfectly unbroken, unhindered, unobstructed walls of graceful lace all the way down.

Intoxicating ripe tropical fruity hop resins dart out of the succulent and sweetish undertow. I swirl my glass to evoke grapefruit rinds contently bathing in a savory malty elixir. Pure and simple.

Tastes EXACTLY from what I perceived in the scent. The bitter hop attack is very grapefruit rind-like. Probably one the most accurately similar grapefruit flavor by the way of hops I've ever tasted. The malt component acts as the perfect springboard for the zippy hop party that keeps on keepin' on.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and the carbonation is fine and at a perfect level. The bitter finish is clean and not really chalky at all. The flavor lasts a very long time after the swallow.

Drinkability is stellar. I would have no qualms if this is what I was limited to at any establishment.

Overall a very solid, simple crackpot of an IPA. The beauty of this beer is it's quiet malty chorus that never overrides the star of the show (hops). The hop essence lingers long beyond the quaff. This flagship beer from Surly does the IPA category proud. I'm glad I scored this from a great trader (maximum12) at The Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, WI this August. I wish I would have traded for an entire case.

Serving type: can

08-29-2010 19:28:57 | More by malty
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4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into my Allagash tall snifter. Pours a redish color with an immediate creamy tan head that rises to about a finger's height when poured carefully. Head lasts for a few minutes and remains as a nice creamy rim with great sticky covered lacing.

Aroma is very nice...hops and mild fruit. Fruit resembles a grapefuit...and lemon notes.

Flavor is semi-complex for an American IPA. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel, hoppy bite up front...followed by the sweet fruits as it finishes some-what dry. A very good and drinkable beer. Very impressed!

Serving type: can

04-22-2010 00:04:18 | More by ShadesOfGray
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2014 02:19:56 | More by lilsmizzul1225
Photo of WJVII


4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the can to the glass (as suggested on the can) this brew has a great burnt orange color with a foamy (almost airy) head that leaves thin sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma fills my nose with wonderful citrus, bold floral hops, fresh pine, and a mild roasted toffee smell. I cannot wait to take my first sip...

I was not disappointed. The taste is fresh and sweet upfront with orange, clove, and even some pine nut. Then it swells into thick citrus and hops. Mild bitterness in the finish and dries the palette to make you want to take another sip.

I was given this brew from CDKrenz and was told that I needed to enjoy this alone in a empty quiet room...now I know why!

Serving type: can

09-20-2009 01:13:15 | More by WJVII
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-15-2013 01:11:39 | More by BeersAndBears
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

02-06-2014 01:22:22 | More by dspinler
Photo of coldriver


4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz tallboy can (dated 11/15/2012) pours a medium amber with fluffy white head and great lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, apricot, and pitchy resin. Taste is citrus, apricot, pine, caramel, and a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium, sticky resin aftertaste hangs in the back of the mouth to remind the tongue it's time to take another sip. This is the type of hop bomb that I love - intensely resinous, but well balanced.

Serving type: can

12-15-2012 18:22:41 | More by coldriver
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2014 23:20:55 | More by allenson21
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

02-19-2014 03:42:29 | More by Jd2391
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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

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark red orange with a small fluffy white head. Smells of flowery and citrus hops, very nice aroma. Tastes of citrus hops with a nice afterbite, with a hint of light grain. Beer is heavily carbonated, medium bodied, dangerously sessionable. Overall a superb beer.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 02:26:58 | More by cyclonece09
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-06-2013 17:03:25 | More by Coldsnack
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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