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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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3,851 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,851
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,402
Gots: 377 | FT: 15
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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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-11-2012 22:16:22 | More by BFro
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BERNUTBAG


5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the amirillo stands out in this beer, taste little of edleberry, citrus, and lots of hops, hard to get this beer in new england, so will take a trip to find this one again, one of my top beers to have in my fridge (next to the heady toppers). WOW and it comes from a can too.

Serving type: can

04-10-2012 23:49:15 | More by BERNUTBAG
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-10-2012 05:58:15 | More by Bowlus803
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RWNay

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-09-2012 03:19:41 | More by RWNay
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California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-08-2012 04:57:02 | More by Rau71
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sevenarts

New York

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Murky reddish orange, very carbonated. Light tan head that leaves strong lacing behind.

S: Heavy piney hops. A little grapefruit in there too, adding some sweetness.

T/M: Very bitter, lots of intense hop flavor right up front. Pine is the dominant character, but there are also undercurrents of grapefruit/citrus and some earthy/grassy flavors. The initial bitterness gives way to a slightly sweeter taste, and it goes down really smooth and creamy.

O: Just a delicious, very strong IPA, heavy on the hops. A bitter, biting, intense example of its style.

Serving type: can

04-07-2012 15:45:07 | More by sevenarts
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Brian2256


4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-06-2012 23:15:30 | More by Brian2256
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yokken

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-06-2012 19:19:35 | More by yokken
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rmcnealy

Illinois

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

Got this one in a trade from a great midwestern BA'er. Many thanks!

Canned 3/7/2012
Poured a murky brown that was vitrually non-translucent with a floatie debris field throughout! Produced a small eggshell white head that fleeted to an inconsistent lacy layer around the glass. It has a respectable citrus aroma but heavy on the piney side of the hop spectrum. Malts? If existent, I'm not noticing much. Tastes are, well, pretty damn hoppy. A great amount of bitterness. For a hophead, my lips are sizzlin' and who's complaining? Not this guy. As in scent, malts are vague. The mouthfeel is excellent! This reminds of a Mikkell "1000 BU" brew or the like. The 6.20% abv is alarmingly low. This could easily pass as an 8%+! Great beer. I think I like it a bit better than the Surly I tried, understandably they are slightly different styles. Worth a try!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:50:03 | More by rmcnealy
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zonker17

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2012 21:46:05 | More by zonker17
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

04-03-2012 19:17:27 | More by funkel81
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ScottGJ


1/5  rDev -76.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I had this beer in a bar and given my scores compared to everyone elses, I must have had something else?....but I double checked and the waitress insured me it was Furious.

This beer had the appearance of "mudwater", I half expected to see a carp in the glass. I see now why it is packaged in a can.

I love a very hoppy beer and generally put 8-10oz of Centennial in my 5 gallon batches of American Ale. Sure, this beer was heavily hopped, but the hops did not complement one another nor did it complement the beer.

The malt in the beer seemed weak/watered down, there was very little "mouth feel" for a beer with such a high ether content.

The taste and smell was like old gym socks as a result of an improper yeast/hop/malt combination....or there was contamination in the brewing cycle.

I've brewed since the mid 80's and sure I have made some creative disasters myself. In my life I have refused to drink 2 commercial beers, one was a Miller someone bought me and the other was this Surley Furious. Want a good hoppy beer, try a bells Two Hearted Ale, or better yet, make your own :-)

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2012 17:39:38 | More by ScottGJ
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/7/12

A: Half-inch light khaki head, hazy deep golden-amber color, good carbonation, really nice lacing

S: Citrus and pine hops, complex blend of malts,

T: Bitterness bites the tongue, very nicely balanced beer, grapefruit and a little bit of pine, pleasant bitter aftertaste

M: Good carbonation, tangy, medium-bodied, some oily/creaminess

O: Very good IPA, very drinkable

Serving type: can

04-03-2012 04:36:08 | More by derkfromwi
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sdcrowfan

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-02-2012 12:41:31 | More by sdcrowfan
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strohme2

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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kdilks

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-31-2012 13:49:30 | More by jacewg
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assman79

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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RConnealy

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2012 19:06:46 | More by RConnealy
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-27-2012 16:42:27 | More by ZackH
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3/5  rDev -30.7%

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legalpete19340

Virginia

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

A: Poured burnt orange, almost an orangish brown with one finger of thick head that fell away but stuck to the glass.

S: Nose is mild to me, it doesnt jump out but the fragrances are very nice. Sweet ruby grapefruit,

T: Starts off mild as the nose previewed but then deeper and deeper waves of grapefruit and pine build. Orange seems to flow in and out. The hop flavors are amazingly well balanced with great malt flavor that smacks of toast or a multi-grain breakfast roll. The hop waves build until there is a break in the action marked by the malt note and then a smooth long bitter note that seems to have some grapefruit sourness. As it warms the earthy and herbal nature of the hops really come out and make this fantastic to drink.

M: Almost perfect for me: substantial but not chewy; not syrupy; smooth and relatively unfizzy. Very nice.

O: Amazingly well put together and balanced IPA. It doesnt go over the top anywhere but what it does it does extremely well.

Serving type: can

03-25-2012 21:02:54 | More by legalpete19340
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-25-2012 04:18:15 | More by elec
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Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-23-2012 17:57:33 | More by Scout11
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,851 ratings.