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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,838
Reviews: 1,374
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,403
Gots: 373 | 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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kojevergas

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were moderate. I can't recall the price.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent amber.

Sm: Very hoppy. Some cream. Moderate in strength.

T: Very hoppy, but luckily these lads at Surly understand the value of balance. Very flavorful and tasty. Some toasted malt in the foundation is pleasant. Nice cream. Very well balanced (rare for an IPA)m and pretty well built. Fairly complex.

Mf: Smooth, wet, crisp, refreshing, and pleasant. Suits the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable for the style, not falling prey to the pitfalls of overdone coarseness and bitterness. One of the few IPAs I'd have again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-19-2011 03:41:09 | More by kojevergas
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-19-2011 01:39:07 | More by jjheinrichs
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IrishPilot

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 21:44:08 | More by IrishPilot
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 21:03:32 | More by Mark000
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mhaugo

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-18-2011 16:52:23 | More by mhaugo
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mabmab67

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-18-2011 03:47:18 | More by mabmab67
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beerhan

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-18-2011 02:43:14 | More by beerhan
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camil1mj

Michigan

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

A: Nice golden orange. 1 finger white head. Minimal lacing.

S: Nice hoppy aroma.

T: wonderful balance of malt and hops. One of the better pale ales. Would love to have access to this all the time at my local store.

M: Light-medium body. Good amount of carbonation.

O: Great pale ale. Lives up to the hype.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 23:02:25 | More by camil1mj
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-17-2011 17:39:22 | More by jkane101
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iadler

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the first IPA's I had. Thought it was time to review after having so many times.

A- Pours a translucent amber with a one finger head that dissipates into a thin cap, leaving some small lines of lacing behind.

S- Pungent citrus and piney hops with notes of orange, grapefruit and grass. Caramel and toffee malt are noticeable in the background as well as some floral notes.

T- Citrus and piney hops are prominent backed up by some caramel and toffee malt, peppery spice and floral hops.

M- Medium carbonation and body. Slightly sticky mouthfeel that finishes a bit dry and bitter.

O- A damn good IPA. Very drinkable and not overly bitter with the caramel/toffee malt presence. My go-to beer whenever I go back to Minneapolis.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 17:36:44 | More by iadler
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kevflaherty

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-17-2011 17:35:11 | More by kevflaherty
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indesertum

New York

4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

atypical rich dark red amber color. nice pillowy head. most of it dissipates quickly but nice layer on top.

incredible piney, grass, citrus, flowery nose. almost as nice as flower power.

everything on the nose, but with out with a nice malty sweet backbone to it. good balanced bitterness.

under carbonated. rich mouthfeel.

overall a damn delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 23:50:30 | More by indesertum
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quirkzoo

Colorado

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

Pours a pretty deep amber with 2 fingers of sticky head that recede to a clumpy layer on the top of the beer. It is a bit darker than what I am used to for an IPA but still looks good. The smell is strongly IPA, lots of pine and some grapefruit peel, definitely some malt sweetness after the initial hop rush. Taste is more of the same, tons of hops, strong clean bitterness with a good malt backbone. Mouthfeel is good. Overall, I feel like this is a slightly more malty IPA which leads to an increased drinkability. I don't feel my palate fatigued, nor my mouth dryed out as can happen with some really dry IPAs. Definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: can

12-16-2011 22:10:05 | More by quirkzoo
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beckard13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-16-2011 18:24:15 | More by beckard13
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BuckettOfBeer

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

12-16-2011 04:06:03 | More by BuckettOfBeer
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bigben94

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

12-14-2011 21:37:18 | More by bigben94
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-14-2011 21:35:38 | More by jophish17
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wchris21

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-14-2011 12:53:14 | More by wchris21
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-14-2011 05:05:35 | More by PhineasGage
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DJButters

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-13-2011 21:08:23 | More by DJButters
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Tballz420 for trading this one to me.

Can poured into my stemmed Allagash glass.

A: This beer pours a rich copper/red brown with orange highlights. I usually pour my beers rather vigorously to try to generate a nice big head, but a huge frothy off white head formed from a gentle pour. It lingered for a very long time and left amazing lacing down the glass.

S: The aroma is piny and citrusy. There is a little tiny bit of malt in the aroma as well, but it is pretty well overshadowed by the hops.

T: The flavor is pretty much hop forward upon the beer first hitting your tongue/mouth. The hop flavors are, like the nose, pine and citrus. The middle of the flavor is a nice mellowed out sweetness that gives a little bit of caramel and other malt flavors. The end returns for a nice mildly bitter aftertaste.

M: The mouthfeel is a medium body with a good amount of carbonation. The beer seems to feel thinner the longer its in my mouth. First hitting my mouth it feels kind of full, then it fades to a watery feel as the light sweetness sets in.

O: I really, really enjoyed this IPA. I have never had anything from Surly brewery and have never even really heard much about them. In fact, I probably wouldn't have known they even existed if I didn't deal with Northern Brewer and know that they teamed up with Surly to make their line of kits. I am going to buy and brew one of those now. Awesome work Surly.

Oh, I also really dig that it's in a can and it comes in an actual pint. I think we need more craft/quality beer in cans. I dig em.

Serving type: can

12-13-2011 18:59:46 | More by jifigz
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tyjaman

New York

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-13-2011 01:29:53 | More by tyjaman
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deadmule

Ohio

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-12-2011 19:23:38 | More by deadmule
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-11-2011 21:00:25 | More by nathanjohnson
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into an imperial pint glass; canning date of 11/4/11 stamped on the bottom of the can

Pours a deep red amber with a chunky off white cap. Loads of lace all over as this recedes in a raindrop fashion.

The aroma is of pine needles, grapefruits, tangerines, earthy spice and caramel/toffee. Definitely hop forward, but the malt is pretty sturdy.

Pine really jumps here. Tangerines and grapefruit carry through the middle with caramel and toffee. The finish is mildly bitter, a tad sweet, and a lingering pine needle flavor. They hit a good balance between malt and hop, but this definitely favors the hops.

Sticky caramel and toffee give this guy a chewy feel. Medium body, good lingering pine bitterness.

This is a damn fine IPA. Not a hop bomb by any means, but this guy is well crafted and delivers on all fronts.

Serving type: can

12-11-2011 16:23:23 | More by ColForbinBC
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 3,838 ratings.