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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3469
Reviews: 1351
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.22%


Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very deep golden to full amber in color. Big, frothy, off-white to almost tan head. Retention and lacing are incredible.

S- Lots of hops are first and foremost. Deep, bitter, and very floral. Some light to medium malts are a little detectable under the hops. Towards the end of the scent, the hops turn more herbal and spicy.

T- Follows the scent pretty well. Moderate, very floral hops bitterness up front. These hops stick around throughout the drink, but fade a little into the background and balance out with some caramel malts. At the end, the hops return and are very herbal and spicy like in the scent.

M- Creamy and smooth, low to medium carbonation, and easy to drink. Hops are present, but not overpowering in either the body or flavor, increasing the drinkability of this beer.

Overall, a very balanced IPA that is a pretty good everyday drinker.

Serving type: can

12-21-2013 22:05:53 | More by boilermakerbrew
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VincentFrey

Maryland

4.66/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour / Appearance: Pours very well carbonated, creating a thick bone white head. It hangs around pretty well. I know this isn't ideal for an IPA in terms of losing some aroma in the head, but it looks damn pretty. The beer itself is a very nice ruby-amber, with a cloudy orange hue when held directly in the light. Great.

Aroma: Big, bold, juicy hops. Wow. Primarily citrus and fruit, but something like Chinook or Columbus in the back giving very light dank, oniony scents. Thankfully there is definite malt character; a bit like sourdough bread or a nice, whole wheat bagel. Wow.

Taste: And it all comes together here. The aroma certainly brings everything hop forward, but the nice present but subtle malt figures in perfectly to add a nice body to what could just be a hop head beer. It still is, don't get me wrong, but it's a terrifically balanced one. And it doesn't go too far overboard, not verging into DIPA, just a great IPA.

Overall: Fantastic.

Bottom Line: Buy. Hell, if you're just getting into big hop beers, just buy the 4 pack. If you don't like hops, you'll be furious.

Serving type: can

12-20-2013 23:18:19 | More by VincentFrey
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roger617

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into Spiegelau glass.

Pours a dark copper with over 2 fingers of head that reduces slowly and leaves some lacing. Smell is bursting with citrus fruity goodness. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, pine and sweetness. Feel is great, carbed well and leaves a slight dry aftertaste leaving me craving more. I am somewhat surprised there isn't a bit more hype around this one. I went in expecting a good IPA, and am very pleasantly surprised to enjoy a great IPA!

Serving type: can

12-12-2013 00:57:18 | More by roger617
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NeedBeerHere

Minnesota

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a darkish orange in color with a small whitish head that seems to have a slight tinge of brown. There's no doubt the nose is piny with some fruity grapefruit/tiny bit or orange with no resin or anything like that. Taste is slightly malty with a little bit of the piny hop flavor to balance things out. Really well balanced. Mouthfeel is fairly thick for the style which is a nice surprise as I haven't really thought critically about this beet for some time. Overall I really understand why this beer is so well respected. It's just a great beer.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 06:29:18 | More by NeedBeerHere
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Auracom

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Well whaddya know? Surly has returned to Chicago with cans instead of kegs. Nice to try this for the first time. 16 oz. can purchased at MSCM. 10 oz. into a FFF Rastal on December 6th, 2013.

A - Super nice coloring. Deep amber with blood red hints. 3 fingers of a pillowy, billowing light tan head. Good retention, great lacing. Slight legs.

S - Lots of depth in the hop character. Mint, green tea, orange pulp, soft grass, honey almonds. Touch of sugar in the malt.

T - The bitterness is very sharp, puckering in a way. Straight lemon and lime juice. Tarry pine. I get the lightest trace of rye bread in the back, but it doesn't do much to balance. Greatly prefer the aroma.

M - Medium body, high carbonation, very lengthy bitter finish.

D - Shame about the taste, this started off so well otherwise. I'd still reach for Zombie Dust first if I had to pick.

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 19:46:37 | More by Auracom
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Furious
Surly Brewing Company, Minnesota
---from can to pint glass---

Appearance
Medium amber looks like there is some sediment floating at the bottom, very thick beige head, OK lacing.

Smell
Super citrusy, super piney, floral notes.

Taste
Bitter pine with insinuations of sweet malt.

Mouth-feel
Perfect balance of hops to malt. Good carbonation. Lingering flavor begs for another sip.

Overall
I’m really digging this beer. Great taste with good balance, not too hoppy (if such thing exists). Definitely one my Go-To list now. Smells perfect!

Serving type: can

12-06-2013 04:30:24 | More by Kevin-Wieken
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chanokokoro

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper with amber and garnet accents capped by a two finger white head. Average retention, gobs of sticky lacing present. Caramel, pineapple, and other mixed citrus notes on the nose. Mango, pineapple, citrus, joined by light caramel and toffee notes midpalate. Finishes with continued light caramel notes and bold citrus rind bitterness. Lighter side of medium bodied, slick mouthfeel. As more of a hoppy amber rather than an IPA, it tends not to be one of my favored styles. However, it certainly is a solid brew regardless.

Serving type: can

12-01-2013 21:33:58 | More by chanokokoro
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Dad_of_Rad

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark copper, clear. 1" head with lacing that is prevalent on the glass as the beer is consumed.

S: Piney, citrus with other floral qualities.

T: Caramel with lots of resinous qualities. Bitterness lingers long. The bitterness definitely stronger than the caramel backing, but in line with the style.

M: Thinner medium body. Sticky, not overly carbonated.

O: Very good example of an American IPA. Flavorful with good bitterness but with enough malt backbone to be substantial but not the focus. Hops are definitely the star here.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2013 02:01:21 | More by Dad_of_Rad
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zrbeer1579

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned last week, most likely the freshest beer I've ever had from out of state.

Appearance: A nice somewhat deep crimson-amber with a one finger light tan head. Lots of lacings on the glass. Good looking IPA.

Aroma: Aroma has resinous pine coated citrus. Lots of it. Slight floral. There is faint sweet caramel and breadiness.

Taste: Taste is similar to aroma but has a stronger citrus quality. The malts is quite good itself and goes well with all those hops. Caramel with tiny hints of toffee, but ever so light. As well as some breadiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light but toward the heavier side. Plentiful carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Bitterness is a bit strong and a tad overpowering the malts. There just enough malts to keep some balance.

Overall: Nice IPA, I enjoy the malts and hops quite a bit and goes well nicely. I still have a can left and will update if needed. Until then, very enjoyable IPA.

Serving type: can

11-23-2013 01:02:41 | More by zrbeer1579
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured 16oz can into imperial pint glass, canned 11/11/13 (11 days ago). Left a huge 2inch white head that took it's time to settle down. Color of the beer is quite dark for an IPA--dark amber.

Aroma is a nice blast of citrus and hops

Taste is very well balanced between the malts and hops. I get some caramel, bread maltiness up front then the citrus is noticeable before the hoppy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel -medium carbonation and lower to medium body, really smooth

Overall - I like that this is quite a different IPA than what I'm used to. Although it's definitely got a hop bite, it's balanced out pretty well. Happy that Surlys line up arrived in Chicago yesterday, looking forward to trying their entire line-up.

Serving type: can

11-22-2013 22:47:29 | More by maxcoinage
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Karl_M

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

The hop party is in full swing and fully apparent in the first swig of this red.

The bubbles are crisp at first with a bit of a tinge on the tongue but become very microscopic as this brew mellows in the ambient temperatures of the cave sweeten the sugars.

The rich copper malts with tart berry and dark chocolate notes bolster the bright earthy hops leaving a loooong cascading finish that can be a bit challenging to deal with.

A very medium bodied and powerful brew. A bit of a medicinal note early on. Weird. Maybe the yeast...

Serving type: can

11-22-2013 05:39:08 | More by Karl_M
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Jas45678

Michigan

4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can into tulip. Thank you lurpy1

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a one inch white head. Smell has lots of citrus notes and some pine. Taste is citrusy with some resin. Slight bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall a great IPA.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 23:08:34 | More by Jas45678
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Gambelli

Nevada

4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz. can that says "canned on 9/10/13" into a Russian River pint glass.

A- Dark copper/ burnt orange color. A tad murky, not crystal clear at all. A 1/2 " beige head that quickly fades to a surface coating lace. Sides of glass show consistent lacing all the way down as I consume this brew.

S- Wow, as I pop the can the aroma immediately wafts up into my nose, with pine, tropical fruits, and freshly mown meadow hay all entering the equation. Upon further inspection a definite malt presence appears. The crushed grain, ready to bake a loaf of bread smell.
The Scottish malts I assume.

T- The sap-covered pine cone bitterness hits first, followed by the mango, pineapple and grapefruit rind citrus combo following soon after. A plethora of flavors in such a low ABV IPA.
Wonderful balance, just when I thought the bitterness was taking control, the fruity side of the hop combo comes through. Not to be completely forgotten, the malt backbone stands up and has his say. And on and on they fight.

M- The 99 IBU's (the can claims) definitely hits the tongue with force, drying the beer out so that I want another drink right away. Not too heavy, just right for several of these to disappear. Carbonation is spot on, not too heavy or stinging, allowing me to savor all this brew has to offer.

O- I was impressed with this beer, especially considering that it is coming up on three months old. Would love to have this on tap at the brewery. Fantastic use of a variety of hops. A west coast style IPA with a twist all it's own. Great balance, a lot going on, all of it good to me. Could drink this on a regular basis.

Serving type: can

11-20-2013 03:07:27 | More by Gambelli
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anteater

Oregon

4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16oz can.

A: Golden amber in appearance, darker than most IPAs I drink. Thin white head, nice retention.

S: Really bright citrus notes, sweet malt. Not the strongest aroma.

T: Sharp light citrus dominates the beginning at of the taste, balanced by a sweet bready maltiness. Bitterness is on the lighter side.

M: Great mouthfeel for an IPA, crisp and refreshing.

O: I loved this IPA! Definitely competes with a lot of the west coast IPAs with its strong floral and citrus flavors, low bitterness and refreshing qualities.

Serving type: can

11-11-2013 01:38:43 | More by anteater
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cyclonece09

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a dark red orange with a small fluffy white head. Smells of flowery and citrus hops, very nice aroma. Tastes of citrus hops with a nice afterbite, with a hint of light grain. Beer is heavily carbonated, medium bodied, dangerously sessionable. Overall a superb beer.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 02:26:58 | More by cyclonece09
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Rusty copper red in color with a heavy chill haze that clarifies as this warms. Poured with a billowy off-white foam that slowly reduced to a thick frothy cap that leaves soapy, sticky lacings on the glass. Slightly pungent citrus grapefruit and pineapple aromas with floral notes over the top and pine hop bitterness beneath. Aromas are undeniably hop forward, however sweet caramel aromas. On the thinner side of medium bodied with a slick oily feel up front until tangy carbonation rolls through the middle. Fresh grapefruit and citrus flavors up front and through the middle that transition to pleasant pine hop bitterness to the finish. Sweet malty backbone throughout. Finishes semi-dry with citrus grapefruit notes followed by light pine hop bitterness.

Serving type: can

11-07-2013 00:43:30 | More by IronLover
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can from trade from an awesome trader. Dates 9-24-13 poured 11-5-13. Should be fresh enough. Pours a deep dark copper red color with a half finger creamy, off white head. Aroma of toffee, biscuits, pine, citrus. Was expecting more hop profile here. Up front big time bitter, grass, pine, big time bready, toffee malts. Dry on the palate, clean finish. Medium carbonation, slightly slick, but mostly dry. This comes off more as an APA than an IPA to me given the big malt presence. Good brew nonetheless.

Serving type: can

11-06-2013 01:00:33 | More by BMMillsy
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jhawth

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured into a wilibecher. Pours a cloudy brownish-orange with a foamy two-finger head. Interesting color, relatively dark for an American IPA. Decent head retention, very nice lacing.

Aroma: Intense hop notes of grapefruit and pine (especially noticeable when smelled directly from the can). Toasty, biscuity malt notes are also perceptible. Smells plain awesome.

Taste: Fruity hop notes and bitterness followed by big biscuity, slightly caramel-y malt backbone. Hops make a return appearance in the finish. Incredibly smooth and well put together.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, light and lively carbonation.

Overall: One of my favorite IPAs. The first sniff of hops from the can is always a pleasure. I could drink this every day and not get tired of it.

Serving type: can

11-03-2013 04:42:21 | More by jhawth
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Greywulfken

New York

4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: medium amber with orange hues; slightly hazed; fingers-thick tan head, left some light lace

S: piney, wet woods, herbal and earthy; grapefruity; some passionfruit and apricot-like sweetness

T: sweet clean malt flavor, suggestions of nuttiness, oak, and fresh barley; lots of flavor, rich and roasted, lightly toasted, bitter hops dancing throughout, with pine and dark citrus

M: slick, smooth, cool, and briefly coating; drying roasted finish

O: a very rewarding brew, and recommended

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 22:21:19 | More by Greywulfken
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1sophrosyne1

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draught in a college improv bar in Minneapolis.
Pours an unexpected red amber with nice clarity. Fine carbonation, but only a thin fleeting head.
The nose highlights pine and spiced apples and pears on a foundation of malt. Hay and raisin come through, as well. Very complex--almost intoxicating in itself before a sip.
Clean and bronzey with dried stone and harvest fruits bonded to an early sweet caramel note. Then grapefruit and pine rush into a bright, bitter peak. It falls into an oily metallic resin finish.
Clean and light at the start. Opens into medium body balanced nicely with carbonation. Just a bit more heft and chew would be nice.
Thicker and weightier would be absolutely stellar. But this is a great craft with complex flavor together with very easy drinkability for its size.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 00:48:40 | More by 1sophrosyne1
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

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

Poured from the can a deep orange-amber color with two fingers of off-white head. Generous lacing left behind.

Bright aroma of citrus and pine with this one.

The bright citrus from the aroma was definitely present along with sweet caramel malts for nice balance. Finished with a lightly bitter bite.

Medium bodied and clean with a moderate carbonation.

Finally made a trip to Minnesota where I had the chance to try and buy Surly. Made the trip worth while. Delicious.

Serving type: can

10-05-2013 23:40:20 | More by Monkeyknife
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magictacosinus

California

4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Generously provided to me by Todd after his voyage through Minneapolis. Freshness date is printed at the bottom of the can as "08/02/13," so almost two months old at this point. However, it was pretty fantastic fresh, and I'm not anticipating too many problems at this point. Poured into a tulip glass from a 16oz can.

Different from your average IPA, this pours a reddish-orange amber, almost the color of a darkened bruised apple. Contains a ton of carbonation, with a head that gloriously rises to the top of the glass about 4 fingers high. Leaves behind a good deal of lacing, and head retention, while not amazing, is quite good and lasts a good long while at the top of the glass. Looks extremely resinous and juicy in every respect, which is phenomenal considering the low ABV at hand - and given the quality of this, it *is* a major wow factor in measuring this beer's greatness.

The aroma is extremely pungent as far as hoppy beers go - big notes of pine, blood oranges, ripe apples, pears, and refined notes of caramel and toffee. There's a sharp herbal aroma that melds after the pine, and smells like a fresh hop cone the last time I ever had the chance to whiff on one. The pears and oranges are incredible here, and this is perhaps one of the most pungent, fresh piney flavors I've ever encountered in an IPA before. There are slight spices as well, ranging from white pepper to green pepper, but it's all about the pine and caramel here. Amazing - I could smell this all day.

I believe I was in love with the beer from the first sip on - and for none of the reasons I expected! Rather than the commonplace grapefruit and caramel flavor that these beers offer (at least out here on the West Coast), this instead turns out to be chock-filled with amazing dried fruit notes of Fuji apples, pears, apricots, blood oranges, red grapes, and limes, which then melt into a massive piney and nutty (almond-like) profile that melds terrifically with the caramel and toffee in question, as well as a dash of honey to add extra sweetness. Extremely juicy - this is so fruit like, and the ABV is so low and hidden, that I kept quaffing this down with various gulps rather than respectful sips I usually reserve for such aromatic beers. Creamy, dry, but highly oily and resinous from all of the hops. Unbelievably balanced. How do they do it?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how Surly made such a balanced, low-ABV, flavorful, resinous IPA of this caliber. This is one that lives up to the hype, and at the low price of $4 a can, this is too good not to pass by for any self-respecting beer geek. If you can't get access to one of these like most of us, and you love IPAs, do everything you can to get one! Amazing stuff. I'm going to do what I can to get more cans in the future.

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 04:15:10 | More by magictacosinus
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to TBrink for carting a stash of Surly back from Minnesota for us. We crack a can, pouring a brew of fiery golden brown into our Great Lakes pints. It produces a massive three finger head of chunky, cakey medium brown bubbles, showing nice retention. Uniform honeycomb lacing is left around the glass, and it looks beautiful. A chill haze diminishes the initial clarity of the brew, but no sediment is found. Carbonation appears to be highly active. The nose gives heavily soaped and citric hoppiness, toasty brown, caramel, and pale maltiness, sourdough yeastiness, mineral water, gravel, cinnamon chewing gum, coppery metallics, gingerbreadiness, freshly picked pea pods, clovey spice, chalk, and sugary sweet strawberry and apple fruitiness. Our first impression is that the malts are surprisingly forward in how bready they are, but it doesn’t come close to the powerful, juicy, and wonderfully pervasive presence of the hops. As we sip, the flavoring flourishes, with resiny citric and floral hops, lemon juiciness, pale, brown, and lightly caramel maltiness, tannic iced tea, biscuity breadiness, chalk, ale yeast, mustiness, dandelion petal leafiness, lightly roasty char, and tinny metallics. The middle comes out with continued biscuity maltiness and lemon bite, earthy herbals, sweet caramel malts, salt, coppery metallics, soft booze and black pepper spiciness, clover honey, and fruity, nectary hoppiness of citrics. The end has plastic bite poking through the sweet, wheat bready malts, with shiny coppers, darker roasted brown and caramel grain, gravel, musky cheddar cheese, grassy, citric, and piney hops, soured red wine vinegar, white glue, fresh dill, and wood lacquer. The aftertaste breathes of soapy, floral, and herbal hops, booze, planted greenness and twiggy sprigs, fresh parsley, tannic pucker, lemon rind, chalked pale maltiness and raw barley, heavier caramel sweetness, lactic acidity, graphite, and milky sweetness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is on the high side of medium. Each sip has nice slurp and smack, cream and froth, and crisp finishing pop. Glugability is way up there. The mouth is initially coated, but quickly dries into sticky, metallic astringency along the walls of the mouth, tongue, and hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, the best things about this beer are both its aroma and flavoring. This is such an approachable beverage, in the same sense that Heady is. It doesn’t overwhelm you, but rather gives you the exact amount of nose and mouth that you want simultaneously, producing the ultimate satisfaction with each sip. Additionally, there are a few things that make beer so unique for a “single” American IPA. For one, the grain bill is dark, and they don’t attempt to hide it. While it is so rich, they balance it wonderfully with the heavy, dripping wet hops throughout. Secondly, and more basically, it is robust as hell and intensely concise. Furious marks our introduction to Surly, and makes us that much more eager to hunt down each and every other beer they make.

Serving type: can

09-28-2013 22:27:54 | More by TheBrewo
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - copper amber, white head dies down to a thick film of bubbes w nice lacing

S - even served cold u can smell it a mile away, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, citrus zest

T - grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, pineapple, hops all around

M - medium - hops in your face , alc covered, bitter aftertaste all its own

O - def up there. Pliny and hopslam would be on an equal level, it lives up to its rep

Serving type: can

09-19-2013 00:04:17 | More by ISmith87
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WiscoBrewsco

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Petcha for the hook up with this:

Appearance - Orange in color with a nice white head

Smell - Great smell, big piney fresh hops and sweet caramel malts

Taste - Fantastic piney hop presence right off the bat. Wet and coating and fresh. This transforms into a nice chewy caramel malt backbone that rides the beer out through the end of the sip. Then after the beer is gone a creeping crown sugar taste comes up from underneath the tongue and around the sides and the pulls your cheeks in with sweetness

Mouthfeel - Nice medium thick coating, especially for a single IPA, nice stuff here

Overall - Without a doubt one of, if not the best single IPA I have ever had. This beer really highlights all the different aspects a beer has to offer. Being able to showcase not only the hops but the malts as well and throw in a fantastic aftertaste and this beer really impresses from start to finish. The guys at Surly really know what they are doing, get some of this beer if you can

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 22:32:26 | More by WiscoBrewsco
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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