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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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3,927 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,927
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,402
Gots: 393 | 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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Thickfreakness

New York

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you shawnp for the great trade!

A- Beautiful ruby red hue with a one finger pink head floating on top. Nice sticky honey lacing drips down the glass, hanging on tightly! Really nice carbonation flowing up thru my DFH signature glass.

S- Fresh cut Ruby Red Grapefruit!!! Orange blossom honey, lemon zest, and clementine with a sweet maltiness. The maltiness really balances things out as it warms up! This is one bad mother... (shut your mouth!)

T- Nice bitter citrus punch! Like biting into a Ruby Red Grapefruit without the juice squirting you in the eye! Nice honey and malty sweetness that rounds out the crush of citrus and pine! A touch of tasty yeast in the finish... this is so very well done!

M- This citrus bite really mixes well with the sweet chewy malts. Each lets the other shine and show its stuff! Makes you salivate and want/need the next sip! Sticky honey, grapefruit pop, and decent carbonation that lets all the flavors dance on your tongue.

O- The only bad thing I can say about this brew is that I can't get it in NY!!! I could drink this everyday without ever getting tired of it. A near perfect example of an American IPA! Stand proud Surly... you always set the bar so high!

Serving type: can

09-15-2011 22:20:57 | More by Thickfreakness
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pmoney

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-17-2013 17:19:24 | More by pmoney
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csmiley

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to sholland119 for this brew.

A - Appears to be thick and sticky. Color is a hybrid mix of copper and orange. A good amount of have is present. The off-white head topped out at a little under one inch and was gone pretty quick. Some lacing remained.

S - There is a big and complex hop aroma. Just to name a few: Grapefruit, orange, pine, bubblegum, pipe tobacco, and fresh cut grass. There is some malt notes that are able to peak through on the tail end. Mostly caramel but it stays in the background to let the hop keep the spotlight.

T - An explosion of hops to start out. Fruitiness is up front with hints of orange, strawberry, blackberry, and mango. The earthy hop notes take a back seat. Picked up some pine flavor with hints of leaves and grass. Some malt shows up toward the end with flavors of caramel and sugar.

M - Full bodied with good carbonation. Finish is dry, bitter, and does not end. This beer is bigger than expected for the style but still very good.

D - Drinkability is good. It basically destroys the palate and taste buds with hop flavors and bitterness which does limit drinkability to a degree. Alcohol is hard to detect which helps out some. That being said, it is still a very good beer. I would happily have another one. I might not be able to taste it, but I would still have one. Highly recommended beer from Surly. Glad I got to try it out.

Serving type: can

07-25-2008 02:24:18 | More by csmiley
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-09-2013 14:59:23 | More by paulys55
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blitz134

California

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cans...gotta love 'em...tall boys of beer should be a standard...

Clear, dark copper colored body. Basically white head on top, came on about an inch thick and reduced to a thinnish layer. Lacing grabs the glass well.

Lots of citrus hops, grapefruit and a touch of tangerines. Crystal malting comes in too with some caramel sweetness to round it out. Quite the potent aroma, which is a standard I have come to expect with cans.

Taste is loaded with hops as well. Citrus pith and some pine resin add a nice bitterness to this. Caramel and a touch of biscuit malts underneath work to balance this out. Some straw and herbal hops finish. Overall it seems pretty balanced although there are a lot of hops in it. The flavor profile is pretty simple but it doesn't hold back at all. This is good.

Medium bodied, low carbonation. Coats the tongue and cheeks and allows the bitterness to hang on well after the swallow. Drinkability is really good. Strong flavor and aroma that isn't overly comlicated. It has enough in it to make it interesting but can still be put down easily.

Serving type: can

02-26-2007 02:33:01 | More by blitz134
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LSUPT

California

4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Canned on 4/26/2011, courtesy DearthVader
This beer is absolutely gorgeous. After pouring most of the 16oz can into my new Duvel Tulip, thanks again Brian, I am left with an immaculate 3” beige head that lingers for what seems like forever, and it leaves thick clumps of lacing and leaves behind a nice pillow of foam. The medium brown hue with a red tint is darker than most but still pretty with good clarity.
The description on the can is right on for the smell. Mostly getting pine and toffee sweetness in the nose with a bit of grapefruit. A bit weaker nose than I expected but while mild the smell is quite enjoyable.
Strong pine in the taste with an excellent malt backbone. The darker malts balance this beer perfectly. Personally I expected, and maybe could have used, a bit more bitterness but it is close to perfect. The pine and citrus fight for dominance and the resulting taste is awesome. This is one that gets better with every sip.
Medium carbonation with a decent mouthfeel, only a minor drawback to this beer.
This was my first Surly offering and it did not disappoint. Truly a great IPA.

Serving type: can

06-07-2011 23:31:35 | More by LSUPT
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Ohiovania

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

11-14-2011 23:49:57 | More by Ohiovania
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Pete27lax

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-22-2013 03:54:18 | More by Pete27lax
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-03-2014 00:09:51 | More by razorsdescent
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2012 00:50:46 | More by DWolf
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-25-2013 03:23:41 | More by ackeeper
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2013 20:49:22 | More by wmobley
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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

Illinois

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
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allenson21

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-20-2014 23:20:55 | More by allenson21
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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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leodarko

California

1.75/5  rDev -59.6%

08-05-2012 05:15:02 | More by leodarko
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switzer

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-23-2014 15:16:42 | More by switzer
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djgustafson

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-24-2014 13:01:37 | More by djgustafson
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theghost3

Louisiana

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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poppyjohn

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

11-19-2012 03:41:59 | More by poppyjohn
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Matthew607

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-07-2014 19:31:27 | More by Matthew607
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BeersAndBears

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-15-2013 01:11:39 | More by BeersAndBears
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whitenads

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

05-05-2014 15:26:55 | More by whitenads
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2013 17:45:21 | More by AKuehn47
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,927 ratings.