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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,492
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1,433
Gots: 545 | FT: 18
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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Photo of beachbum1975
4.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so I read all the recent hype about this beer. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about it, so I decided to trade with Scoobydank.

Boy, am I glad I did - thanks a million, man.

Appearance: Great art on a novel pint sized can. It poured a thick, beautiful deep amber with slight haziness. I got very little suds (perhaps 1/8 inch), which quickly fizzled leaving fine strands of lacing all around the walls of my pint glass.

Smell: I immediately got pounded with a wall of hops. After trying to think and sniff beyond the sea of hops, I detected aromatic sweet malts lingering around, as well. Great nose…

Taste: A FANTASTIC blend of tongue-biting, pine-filled hops hit me right off the bat. With an IBU ranking of 99, this is no surprise, but it was so delicately balanced that it left me in awe. This is an outstanding blend of poignant and fragrant hops intertwined with rich, caramel malts, trailing with a piercingly bitter finish. My dream AIPA. I was shocked to see the alcohol percentage was only 6%. It was deceiving, as it had a much harder alcohol presence (like Stone’s Arrogant Bastard). Spectacular tasting, all around…

Mouthfeel: Smooth & resiny, with a dry and bitter finish.

Drinkability: Definitely a world-class American IPA. Strong, bold and balanced all in one. In fact, it took the cake for me, because it was so wonderfully balanced.

I would have given it a perfect 5 on the drinkability, but I know an intensively-hopped beer isn't for everyone...

To me, this is the ideal beer to celebrate milestones in my life or if it was sold in my area, the perfect beer to enjoy when I wanted something special I would be certain to enjoy.

This was a phenomenal beer... For what it’s worth, it will definitely be in my all-time top 5 of all time favorite American IPA’s.

Photo of grover37
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of JandJMD
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Greggy
4.88/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- perfect 2 finger head into pint glass. hazy orange color with small sediment in suspension. nice cap and lacing after a few visits to the glass.

S- super fresh grapefruit, super hoppy, beautiful pine, pear.

T- very nice piny grapefruit with a honey like malt base. Super dry hop citrus finish.

M- Low carb lets the taste do all of the talking. The dry finish is amazing.

D- this a very.. very good beer, and despite the higher ABV, I will drink this OFTEN!!

Photo of Devi0us
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Pours a deep amber topped with an even, tight head that dies down to a 1/4" and then won't go away. The English language lacks the words necessary to describe the beautiful, sloppy lacing.

It smells like someone jammed a hop cone up each of my nostrils and then punched me in the nose with a fistful of hops. Clearly Furious was dry hopped by God Himself. It smells of everything that is good and right about pine and sweet pink grapefruit rind. The aroma adds a dimension to the taste that is bordering on spiritual.

And the taste?! My God. It's like my tongue got shot with a fully loaded grapefruit gun and then got stabbed by a million pine needles. A deluge of citrusy hops and orange peel bitterness tickles the tongue and coaxes a mirthful laugh out of each and every taste bud, but the laughter dies down a little when a squad team of sweet caramel and toffee shows up and crashes the party. It's malty underneath. But there's a bitterness in the finish that surfs on the tongue like a perfect wave. Balanced. So well balanced. Wow.

Mouthfeel is smooth and full bodied yet juicy, viscous yet clean, and slightly prickly.

Is it drinkable? Hell yeah. This is beer crack. The first thing I did when I finished it was crack open another one. This beer is American IPA perfection. From a can!

Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very deep golden to full amber in color. Big, frothy, off-white to almost tan head. Retention and lacing are incredible.

S- Lots of hops are first and foremost. Deep, bitter, and very floral. Some light to medium malts are a little detectable under the hops. Towards the end of the scent, the hops turn more herbal and spicy.

T- Follows the scent pretty well. Moderate, very floral hops bitterness up front. These hops stick around throughout the drink, but fade a little into the background and balance out with some caramel malts. At the end, the hops return and are very herbal and spicy like in the scent.

M- Creamy and smooth, low to medium carbonation, and easy to drink. Hops are present, but not overpowering in either the body or flavor, increasing the drinkability of this beer.

Overall, a very balanced IPA that is a pretty good everyday drinker.

Photo of GOBLIN
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of allenson21
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of elec
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mully for this one.

Pours burnt orange, autumn leaf color. Off white head forms with two fingers initially, fading to a smaller cap. Great lacing and retention.

Lots of pine and citrus in the aroma. Pineapple among other tropical fruits. Very vibrant for a 3 month old can, still some caramel malts and crackers are hiding in the background.

Moderate bitterness somewhat in balance with the toffee malt sweetness. Hop flavor was foreshadowed by the aroma well.

Medium bodied and appropriated carbonated to style, I would definitely session this if it were my local.

Photo of beergod1
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky burnt Orange color with a nice dense off-white head. Outstanding head retention, which leads to good lacing. Sweet citrus aromas with a hint of spruce. Hops control the palate with bitter citrus flavors with some evergreen tones. The sweet malts balance out the bitterness perfectly. Mild carbonation with a smooth and clean backbone. Very complex palate for an IPA. Nice and crisp with a dry finish. Very nice drinking IPA. Surly Is making amazing beer....and in cans no less!

Photo of Pete27lax
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of hopswap1
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of heytomcat
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Brewski
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mpenning13
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.99/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pouring a light copper color from the can, the beer had a slight white head in the pint glass. The aroma was surprisingly mild, composed mostly of hops with a measure of citrus. At the forefront of the taste were onion and citrus like hops. There were bitter acidic and citric notes present, crisp to the point of being an attention getter. The highlight for me were the dark sweet malts that lay the backbone. The bitterness continued into the aftertaste, lingering slightly with certain orange notes. The carbonation hovered in the moderate range, allowing the taste to linger just long enough to be noticed without overstaying its welcome. This is not my favorite effort by Surly, but it is solid and quite drinkable.

Photo of jh1982
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Rau71
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of robgage
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,492 ratings.