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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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4,036 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,036
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,411
Gots: 422 | 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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Photo of Uncle_Jimmy


3.28/5  rDev -24.2%

A- poured into a glass copper hue completly clear with a peach colored creamy head of foam !

S-slightly metalic with hints of pine and floral

T-a all consuming hop bitterness, lavender notes, light carmel tastes in the front end. It gives way to more piney hops

M- effervescent across the tongue with slight astringency from the hops or alcohol.

Overall- This beer looks and smells really good but i think that taste is where it falls a little short. It starts off so pretty in the glass and it smells like a real hoppy treat, but I dont think that the can did this beer any favors. I get some metalicy flavors and i think that the carbonation is a bit high. Its remarkably hoppy and the head retention and lacing are great. I wouldn't try this beer in the can again , But I would like to try it on tap. Maybe served at a warmer temp a bit fresher

08-17-2012 04:16:38 | More by Uncle_Jimmy
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-16-2012 03:38:34 | More by TonyTalon
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-14-2012 20:29:58 | More by Nickfellow007
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-13-2012 19:04:17 | More by jacobbocce72
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1.5/5  rDev -65.4%

08-13-2012 01:29:47 | More by GarbageMan
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

08-11-2012 03:47:58 | More by mrebeka
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-11-2012 01:11:59 | More by JustinQ
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-10-2012 02:29:47 | More by MaseFace
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2012 01:15:43 | More by MSEGUIN
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-09-2012 06:17:44 | More by danipp
Photo of rudzud


3.55/5  rDev -18%

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber copper with a one finger sudsy wooden hue coloured head.

S - Lots of orange peel, pine resin, with a good, solid malty backbone.

T - LOTS of malt in this and some bitterness. How was this only canned 2 weeks prior to drinking...where are all the hops?!

M - WAY too thin of a mouthfeel for an IPA.

O - Overall, my how times have changed. Back in the day this was THE IPA, then Heady Topper came along and changed the game.

08-08-2012 19:07:07 | More by rudzud
Photo of mscudder


4.48/5  rDev +3.5%

Already had a can of this and wow was it awesome and worth a proper review. Poured into a classic pint.

A - A beautiful rich amber with a light to dark progression as it approaches the white head. Slightly cloudy with fair retention. Nice looking IPA for sure!

S - Some nice hops on the nose here which pair well with all the nice grapefruit/citrus elements. A bit of pine of the back end. I strive to find something better than this in an IPA.

T - BOOM! Hops explode to start this beer off. The flavor follows the nose and is absolutely fantastic. Balance is great with a nice presence of both bitterness and aromatic hops. FInishes smooth with some sweetness from some subtle caramel malts and perhaps some toffee?

M - There is certainly a malt profile to give this some backbone, rendering a medium bodied beer. This is just the kind of IPA I like to see! Creamy in the middle and finishes with some dryness, but not overwhelming.

O - This is a fantastic IPA. Worth the praise and I would pick up another 4 pack in a heartbeat if I did not have to pay a steep shipping price to get it into GA. I just hope Surly widens its distribution because this is the pinnacle of what an American IPA should be. Salute.

08-08-2012 06:40:48 | More by mscudder
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-08-2012 04:31:05 | More by jmich24
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2012 00:25:46 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

08-06-2012 04:50:03 | More by Amellifera
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

08-06-2012 01:41:42 | More by Reed
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-05-2012 22:39:20 | More by tculverhouse
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New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

Medium white to off white head dies to a thin lacing above a copper colored beer with tons of small particles suspended within.

A spicy to citrus hops aroma is quite prevalent.

The spicy to citrus hops are very present in the taste as well, almost a bittering dry taste with any malt tastes being drowned out by the hops.

A dry lasting aftertaste on this medium bodied beer, another pretty tasty beer from the guys at Surly.

08-05-2012 21:45:58 | More by LXIXME
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

08-05-2012 16:29:48 | More by WoodburyMN
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1.75/5  rDev -59.6%

08-05-2012 05:15:02 | More by leodarko
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North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%

A: Pours a crystal clear dark copper to amber in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall pillowy dark beige head that reduces to a mottled patch of thin and thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of hops - primarily grapefruit/citrus hops with lighter notes of pineapple/tropical and much lighter notes of pine/resin.

T: There are huge hops flavors upfront with this beer - primarily grapefruit/citrus and pineapple/citrus with some very light hints of pine. There is some bitterness in this beer but it is not overly aggressive. In the finish, there is a light presence of caramel and toffee malt sweetness which balances out the bitterness of the hops.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slight dryness in the finish.

O: This beer is really delicious with a wonderfully inviting aroma. I really enjoyed this beer and found it so easy to drink, it left me wanting for another and another. I could easily enjoy multiple of these though the ABV is a little too strong to be doing that. Wonderful complexity to the hop flavors and aromas.

08-04-2012 20:49:54 | More by dbrauneis
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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

08-04-2012 13:17:28 | More by mcintire78
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-04-2012 06:44:18 | More by slvrmon82
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-04-2012 04:27:33 | More by kell50
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

08-04-2012 01:34:51 | More by stxSS07
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,036 ratings.