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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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3,927 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,927
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,402
Gots: 393 | 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 lovindahops

New York

4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

finally taking the chance to review this amazing IPA from Surly. I love this brewery

A- Furious pours a gorgeous amber body with a massive white head of foam all over the glass. A reddish glow illuminates off the glass as the lacing remains a frosting layer on the sides of the glass

S- what a blast of piney and resinous hoppiness!!! There is a caramel malt scent that is parallel to the hops making it extremely balanced for such a hop fest. Furious really has a dank hop scent that is massive and impressive!

T- the sweet caramel and pine flavors are so intense and full of flavor that your mind is completely drawn away from the bitter flavors that follow. You will quickly be drawn to that flavor as it ends up being an excelllent finishing point. Delicious ipa

M- flavor all over the mouth. Coating and good with flavor

O- I wish I could have Surly brews all the time. Furious is one of the only ipa I have ever had that was able to keep balance between piney hops and caramel malt to complete a perfect marriage. I always want my ipa's to be all about the hops, but Surly made a brew that changes my mind. Simply put... THE BEST IPA IN THE WORLD THAT BALANCES BOTH. Well done Surly

Serving type: can

06-02-2012 21:21:28 | More by lovindahops
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-02-2012 21:01:43 | More by johnnyboy76
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

06-02-2012 20:28:44 | More by dhow4
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-01-2012 04:18:10 | More by jlogan7
Photo of augustgarage


4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Super fresh (canned two days earlier)...

ECE/SAE amber body, clear with tangerine highlights, capped by a fat creamy finger of off white foam. Superior retention, thick lacing.

Superb aromatics suggest a wide variety of citrus, candied ginger, mint, and other juicy hop notes.

Aggressive hops dominate the flavor profile without creating an overwhelming bitterness. Citrus and pine are joined by an herbaceous wave of secondary notes. Bright crisp malt and a touch of caramel add some balance, but on the whole this is clearly a West Coast inspired offering. Tart/crisp/dry finish.

Light-bodied, well carbonated, smooth, with a slight impression of oiliness from hops.

An excellent, potent, hop-forward, flavorful IPA - on par with most of the better offerings from SoCal.

Serving type: can

05-31-2012 23:31:14 | More by augustgarage
Photo of belindatookus

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-29-2012 23:25:58 | More by belindatookus
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3.85/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Just from the look of it I could tell this beer was going to be a dank hop experience. A dark amber brown with a 1/2 inch of the bubbly stuff and tons of micro floats in the glass.

S - Dank resinous hops next to some roasted and caramel malts. To sum up assertive.

T - Well its bitter and doesn't drink very well when its warmed up a bit but I could see how people could love it. It's border line resinous but the malts do their best in making it a tolerable drinking experience. The roasted malts were pretty interesting in the mix.

M - Light to medium but hops were kind of out of whack.

Overall I just don't see how people could love this beer. It does pack a lot of punch for a low volume IPA but it really doesn't seem worth the high praise. Not worth the premium I paid on the grey market.

Serving type: can

05-29-2012 19:22:16 | More by DrDemento456
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-29-2012 02:13:07 | More by BeerHunter76
Photo of Hophead2112

5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-27-2012 00:49:20 | More by Hophead2112
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District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-26-2012 16:47:32 | More by resistdefy
Photo of ferrari29


4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from can into a Nonic shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with an opaque dark brown colored body; lots of floating yeast; head is creme in color and forms a frothy one finger size head; holds very well; forms a nice layer of lacing around the edge of the glass; appears a little viscous

S - Few smells really stand out in this beer, one being pine and the other a smooth scotch; hop and pine; hints of caramel and nice roasted malt notes; floral nose comes up after the beer warms up

T - Starts with a smooth roasted malt taste, then caramel and a bit of scotch, flavor profile finishes off with a bitter of hop sourness; great taste; hop pine lingers for a while after; yeast; light liquor taste

M - Bitter pine aftertaste; creamy, not very effervescent

D - Beer is fantastic; you can taste each flavor characteristic in the beer, from start to finish; highly recommended, I think I'll have another

Serving type: can

05-26-2012 03:17:06 | More by ferrari29
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West Virginia

4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from tall boy dated may 7 into Sammy smiths tulip.
Appearance is light clear copper with a nice head but that's not what catches my attention first. Damn this beer smells good! The aroma is reminiscent of some very kind buds. Very piney with some citrus as well, pure hops. The taste follows suit, very dry, hoppy, just plain delicious. Mouthfeel is fairly resinous, crisp. Overall this beer was amazing. Extremely hoppy, not sweet at all refreshing, and also sessionable. My first beer from surly and I will definitely be seeking more

Serving type: can

05-24-2012 23:51:33 | More by sauvy10
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-24-2012 20:19:41 | More by bunnyVonW
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-24-2012 17:02:23 | More by YaKnowBrady
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2012 21:04:13 | More by rutgersjpm
Photo of davey101


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

No idea when this was canned, looks like the date stamper was down on this particular day. 16 oz tall boy into a tulip glass. As soon as I cracked the top I could smell tropical fruits!

A - Dark amber body that's almost bordering on red. Massive light khaki head forms and dies down to some spotty lacing and thick edging. Tons of coating on the wall as the beer goes down. Looks damn near perfect.

S - Layer after layer of papaya, mango, peach, and grapefruit. Super tropical with a touch of pine and biscuity malt on the finish. I'm also getting a bit of dank resinous hops.

T - Considering the 6.2% abv and 99 IBU's, its actually rather tame and drinkable. Papaya and mango with a nice english biscuit finish. Light notes of pine and some herbal dankness intertwine with the fruit. Biter finish. Not as impressive as the aroma.

M - Medium bodied and coating but fairly light in carbonation.

O - Not a perfect AIPA, but one that I wish I had access to. Lots of nice tropical hop notes that go along with some faint herbal and piney ones. Surly knows how to make some awesome hoppy beers.

Serving type: can

05-23-2012 02:08:31 | More by davey101
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-22-2012 22:37:04 | More by SaxmanRick
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

05-22-2012 01:42:37 | More by SickNukes
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

05-21-2012 16:02:45 | More by clutchbeyers
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-20-2012 17:55:46 | More by Romulux
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

05-19-2012 20:22:29 | More by citycrab
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4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber orange with 2 finger head, with lots of spotty lacing. Beautiful looking beer, imo.

S: Hops hops hops! Pine, grapefruit, some tropical fruits detected.

T: ok... this beer smells better than it tastes. Not that it's bad (quite good actually) but I was expecting something a bit different. While it's hoppy and bitter, I can detect quite a bit of malt as well. The reason I don't like this as much as I expected is because it needs more sweetness.

M: Perfect amount of carbonation, smooth, I get a slight alcohol at the end (which is why I can't give it a 5).

O: Pretty damn good. I prefer zombie dust over this, but this is worth it on its own.

Serving type: can

05-19-2012 04:51:34 | More by sukwonee
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-19-2012 01:16:59 | More by VonZipper
Photo of squidtrick


4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A medium amber color with a thick white head

S: Hoppy, with a strong pine smell and some citrus

T: Piney, bitter, but not too bitter. A bit of malt.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with good carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: Fantastic. A really great IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 02:09:35 | More by squidtrick
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5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer definitely lets you know you're drinking it. All the elements stand out, yet they still get along with each other. This is a hoppy beer with notes of citrus that is good with a meal or all night imbibing. It's got a great finish with high drink-ability. This is a beer lover's beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2012 20:40:56 | More by JeanoRocks
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,927 ratings.