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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,589
Reviews: 1,421
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,458
Gots: 608 | FT: 20
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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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Natasharai for a few cans of this.

Pours a roasty amber color with a very light tan head that stays well. Nice lacing.

Smells wonderful. Like a roasty hoppy smell that I have never smelled before in an IPA that was not considered a black IPA. Very plesent aroma.

Taste is awesome. It's riding the fence of maybe becoming a black IPA but not quite. There are nice roasty flavors with the awesome malt background and a very nice hop flavor that balances well together. One of the most well balanced beers I have had.

Mouthfeel is great. No complaints.

Overll I could drink a ton of this stuff. Now only if surly would distribute in CA I would buy it all the time. Good thing Natasha gave me 4 of these.

Photo of throwback
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of gmendez1122
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can Surly kick it? Yes he can!!!! Raul is almost doggone floored by the near utter perfection of this beautiful beast. The hops, the malt... like J-Lo and Marc Antony's marriage before pre-thang thang.

I mean, Raul could do this. He could do this well all night long.

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Westuh
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of shadow1961
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surly Furious pours pours a stiff finger of tawny foam over a hazy
deep amber brew. The nose is dominated by citrusy hops- always
a good sign in an American IPA. The flavor is big round malt with
a pine and citrus hop finish. As the brew warms the scotch malt
presence gets even fuller- and an appetizing fruitiness wafts from
the glass.. Mouthfeel is round, yet crisp due to all those hops, which
are never overwhelming in spite of the 99 IBU hop presence. An
awesome (and superior) IPA!

Photo of Shilt
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of hinemk76
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of anticipation23
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of BabaBeer
3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.7/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Great amber/copper color. Lots of thick foamy tightly knit head.

S- Mmmm...Smells like wonderful hops! Grapefruity, hey very hoppy. This is smelling extra great right now as I've been drinking lots of darker beers. The hops are going to be tasting great. I'm getting a hop boner just smelling the stuff.

T- The hop taste is clean and crisp, very refreshing. Citrus for sure is present. The malt is there as well. Great tasting American IPA. I think other then the clean crispness, the taste is very similar to other IPA's I've had. Still tasty though.

M- Feels like an American IPA

D- Easy to drink, almost too easy. I feel like I can chug this. Oh with the can there is shotgun capabilities....Oh the fun ideas.

Photo of GeezLynn
4.52/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a tulip.
Dark red-brown with a sudsy white head.
Smell is amazing - a full array of juicy, fruity hops overlaying a caramel malt body. Not able to name all the varieties in there, but it's safe to say they used plenty of the mainstays, and then threw a few more types just for good measure.
Flavor is a bitchslap of grapefruit and pine. Eventually as the beer warms enough I'm able to pick up the more of the malt flavors, mainly burnt toffee. The 99 IBUs are very apparent, although I'd describe it as more of a smooth bitterness than a biting bitterness. Hop oils cling to the tongue from the sip through the finish. In my experience, there are few if any beers out there at 6.2% that carry this much flavor.
Mouthfeel is light, but full. It's smooth and a carbonated just right.

Worldclass - one of the best IPAs out there and my personal favorite. Looking forward to the day I will be able to get this on a regular basis again.

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
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 boilermakerbrew
4.31/5  rDev 0%
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 JAXSON
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can extra'd by Jim. Pours a dark orange nearing red with a fluffy head. First try of a Surly beer for me, I believe. Nose is big pine resin, some citrus, sweeter tropical fruits. Hops are fresh and incorporated well. A fair bit of caramel melt in the mouth, and a full, bitter hop bite that carries through deep into the finish. Sweeter in the nose than in the mouth, if that makes sense. Without major flaw, though not terribly exciting. Quality stuff but not an elite IIPA in my opinion.

Photo of JohnnyChicago
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of shredder83
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of zaphodchak
3.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Some fluffy offwhite head with some lace, golden amber hazy body.

Mango hop nose, with some honey.

Hoppy taste, along with the same mango from the nose. Pretty pungent.

Pleasant mouthfeel, fine-grained with a smooth body.

Decent IPA (though I normally don't prefer them)-- mango is a nice touch.

Photo of M_chav
3.75/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ant880
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of zenwatts
5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of JamnesCameron
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Easy drinking American IPA. Draft served with about one inch of offwhite head. Deep amber color, with a strong citrus hop aroma. First sip tastes like it smells. Lots of citrus hops exploding in your mouth. Very drying, not a thirst-quenching kind of beer. But I would still go back for more.

Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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