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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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3,909 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,909
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,405
Gots: 389 | 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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Tee2Grn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-21-2013 00:58:28 | More by Tee2Grn
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Vuaspeliador

Indiana

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-20-2013 17:56:58 | More by Vuaspeliador
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jjf3792

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2013 17:09:22 | More by jjf3792
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muzzy

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2013 12:04:08 | More by muzzy
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-19-2013 05:36:31 | More by Oakenator
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2013 03:46:46 | More by moonknight31
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a reasonably clear hue. Copper body. I think chill haze is the only haze I see. This ale Boasts a short, stocky, compact head. Very clingy lacing.

S-Furious! Hoppy! Huge whiffs of hoppy deliciousness. It doesn't necessarily jump out of the glass but when you stick your nose in there, you really notice the power within the aroma. A bit dank, with some green onions. Grapefruit cocaine shooting up my nose too. There is also a solid dosage of caramel and sweet bread.

T-So hoppy but so shockingly balanced. Aggressive hoppiness married to a sexy malt bill. Hops on top of sweet bread. Reminds me a lot of Maine's Zoe except definitely more aggressive. Grapefruit, grass, herbal, floral and righteously spicy in its hoppiness. But then, a sultry maltiness just absolutely weds the hoppiness. Sweet popover malt meets hop-melee.

M-Bitter all day. Bitterness just sticks and lasts. I hate having to savor this can because I want nine more just for the night.

O/D-I have heard in the past that this is more of an aggressively hoppy Amber than an IPA. I agree and that may be why I love this beer so much. Its hoppiness is better composed than 97% of the IPAs out there and it also has a delectable malt backing. What a gem.

Serving type: can

07-19-2013 00:00:58 | More by VelvetExtract
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-18-2013 15:23:09 | More by Matthewpakula
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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-18-2013 13:02:43 | More by dazedandconfused
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hoppytobehere

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz canned 06/20/2013

A: Hazy, dull copper almost brown color. Excellent retention. Small amount of floaties if you look close.

S: Nose is swimming with hops, but there's a ton of caramel almost chocolate malt in here as well.

T: Tons of bitterness from the abundance of American hops. Some citrus, pine, and grass. Balances well with a heavy malt backbone.

M: Creamier than most IPAs, kind of chewy. Nice carbonation.

O: I prefer IPAs that are dry and have less malt, but this is definitely a well-made beer. If only Surly started distributing outside of Minnesota...

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 02:48:18 | More by hoppytobehere
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-18-2013 02:07:43 | More by tommyguz
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can from Kjyost. From notes.

A - Poured a reddish colour with a two finger off white head. Good carbonation coming up the cloudy body. Spotty lace rings and a film of retention remained.

S - Piney, grapefruit, mango, hop candy, spristy. Nice.

T - A little malty sweetness and a big pine and citrus with lot's of hop depth. Spritsy, grapefruit, citrus peel, orange.

M - Decent carbonation just above mild that was nice and tingly. Medium body, good strong bitterness.

O/D - A solid IPA. Aggressive and tasty with tons of solid IPA hop complexity. Highly drinkable as well. Ranks up there with the best of them.

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 00:08:25 | More by tbeckett
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leroybrown10

Missouri

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-16-2013 20:40:46 | More by leroybrown10
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schwemjw

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark copper with a fluffy white head.

S: Spicy. loads of citrus and earthy hops Dry pine offset by caramel and a nice malty base. A little dry acidic grapefruit and the end.

T: The first thing that comes to mind is this is an earth forward spicy brew. Lots of pine resin and very grassy. Floral hops come into play balanced off with caramel and a tart citrus. Mouthwatering acidity with a dry bitter finish that goes on and on and on.

M: Nice carbonation! a decent body, light to medium, with a fantastic finish.

O: This is an awesome beer. Everytime i have it i like it more and more. very bitter and just bursting with flavor. Unbalanced and furious! / 93

Serving type: can

07-16-2013 19:42:32 | More by schwemjw
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-16-2013 15:49:35 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Orlando

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-16-2013 02:32:36 | More by Orlando
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a pint can into a Surly "pint" glass

A - pours a transparent amber, no cloudiness. off-white head with large carbonation, settles into a soft foamy head.

S - hops, flowers, citrus, malt, bread, honey

T - sweetness, malt and tons of grapefruit. very citrusy with the bitterness from hops on the finish

M - medium, smooth. lightly carbonated.

O - great IPA, would definitely seek it out again.

Serving type: can

07-15-2013 22:14:49 | More by jroberts8811
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justen3490

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-15-2013 17:41:49 | More by justen3490
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littlebeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

07-15-2013 03:57:16 | More by littlebeer
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Funhausen

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 17:48:19 | More by Funhausen
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pathman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 16:51:16 | More by pathman
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Fast-N-Loud

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 13:57:40 | More by Fast-N-Loud
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StuporJew

Texas

4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my trusty Samuel Smiths' Imperial Pint Glass

A - Pours a burnt, rusty orange, with a creamy, 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a decent amount of lacing. Almost deep enough color to be considered a red IPA.

S - Gobs of pine-gum, Lemon-mint, and lemon verbena. The malt shows up later in the game, on the nose, but backs up this hop bomb, nicely. Simcoe hops, how I love thee... Let me count the ways. 50 IBU's, 60 IBU's...

T - The Taste follows the nose here, with more pine, Lemon rind, mango, and light grassy tones. The malt, once again, lifts up the flavor, providing backbone and hints of rye bread, caramel, and warming alcohol. A VERY well-balanced beer, all told. YUM.

M - Full, and somewhat creamy mouthfeel, driven by the hops, but followed closely by the malts. The ABV helps keep this one warm, without overwhelming the flavor, and adding unneeded heat to the beer.

O - Another beer that makes me glad to have friends that travel out of state... I can't wait for the day that Surly makes it's way to Texas Distributors!!! If you can get your hands on this beer, DO IT! DO IT NOW!!! GET TO THE (C)HOPPER!!! All that said, it's damned tasty, and you should drink it.

Cheers!!!

<Matt The Beer-Guy>

Serving type: can

07-14-2013 03:28:01 | More by StuporJew
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large Tulip, can dated May 9, 2013. Thanks to FrostyWPG for this one!

A: A somewhat clear, ruby - burnt orange colour, different from the rich golden colour you usually associate with a DIPA, like Abrasive. Not a huge amount of head, perhaps a quick 1 finger, but decent lacing upon retreat.

S: Lots of sweet, roasted malts with a nice underlying hop aroma; refreshing tropical fruit, melons, grape, lightly pined...

T: Straight off, this isn't your regular IPA....(ok it is an American one, but even then...) as oft noted, really starts off caramel, lightly sweet malts with a citrus undertone and slight woodsy flavour.... but then the hops get angry that the malt is stepping to the front! some might even say Furious... (sorry),... there is a sharp about turn in this one as you near the finish and you get hit with waves of piney, grape-ish-fruit bitterness... this one really leaves you with all 99IBU at the end of the sip...

M: slightly light feeling, with medium + carbonation that is a slight fizzy on the tongue... slightly dry and a fair amount of stickiness...

O: Overall I'd say it's a nice beer, but I'm a bit stuck if I'm just glad I've gotten to try it, or it's something I'd drink more often if available.... it has some interesting flavours and is different which I appreciate, but I just feel like it just doesn't have that balance you find brewers seeking in a double IPA, with rich florals/citrus's/sweet flavours to balance out the hop... here you have some toasted malts that aren't that sweet and then a whole wack of hops... it just needs a little more sweetness or fruits or something... not sure if it's the yeast they use or what...? Still worth trying out though as it's not still an interesting hoppy beer...

Serving type: can

07-14-2013 00:24:53 | More by 4ster
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Hefewiseman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-12-2013 22:11:09 | More by Hefewiseman
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,909 ratings.