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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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4,658 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,658
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,457
Gots: 645 | FT: 24
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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Furious is a nice, slightly hazed medium-dark orange that leans bronze in the depths of the body. It keeps up some strong bubbling activity for the session. This serves to keep up the eggshell-colored head that's created upon settling. The head is firm and dense, thick and rocky and heavily pock-marked as it very slowly settles. Patching is in very good quantity and is downright chunky in parts.
There's lots going on in the nose, and it's more aromatic than most IPAs out there. This one shows up straight from the crack of the tab. The hops bill brings out lots of complexity, and it's a mouth-watering mix of perfume, pine, and grapefruit, not to mention plenty more citrus, massively juicy. Caramel malts are such that, while allowing the hops to rule, they balance beautifully. There's a whiff of alcoholic heat that doesn't get overly ethanolic and it finishes with a bite of black pepper.
Very similar to the aroma, the flavor showcases lots of depth, complexity, juiciness and balance. Malts come up front to add balance straightaway even as hops come out at the same time, both in communion but hops claiming dominion and malts glad to have it. All the orange and grapefruit peel and juice, pine resin, perfume and pepper as well as some flora and pineapple just make for a delicious beer.
It's also extremely clean in the medium body, fluffy carbonation lending to velvety smoothness with lots of crispness keeping the feel bright and fresh. This beer is just a delight to drink all around.

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Had on tap at MSP Airport. Amber looking color for an American IPA. Seemed odd. Had to actually look it up on iPad as I didn't trust the man telling me the flight order as he looked confused. Damn nubes.

Beer is OK. Nothing special. May have been an old keg but not an excuse. Its a good beer but I don't think its top 120 beers at all on BA.

Coming from the west coast, might I add. Where's the hops at???
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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,658 ratings.