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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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4,072 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,072
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,412
Gots: 432 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-18-2012 22:43:15 | More by theminutemen
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-18-2012 15:16:58 | More by Paul68
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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

03-17-2012 23:19:20 | More by ernestenvy
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -2.3%

a deep amber/brown with a nice amount of head. looks like a thick pour.

smelling some flowers in this one, a little of bittering hops, and a sweetness rises in every sniff.

initial bitterness with a bit of a chocolate overtone.. nice! so many different types of hop flavors seem to be present! sweet, bitter, very mellow yet with a bite on the aftertaste.

a well carbonated beer, which makes the roof of my mouth tingle. well balanced flavors make it a very enjoyable drink.

a very nice beer with a generous amount of alcohol in it. very flavorful and smooth to drink. enjoying it on a nice sunny day!

03-17-2012 18:42:35 | More by facundoCNB
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2012 04:01:49 | More by JDizzle
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-17-2012 01:19:12 | More by Timmuh
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3.9/5  rDev -9.9%

Thanks Mark!

1 Pint of beer in a can. Bottom of the can reveals that this was canned on 02/14/12. I tip my hat to Surly for supplying us with freshness indicator.

Pours a reddish-brown color (quite dark for an Ipa). The cream colored head stood an impressive two fingers tall following the pour. When you hold it to the light, it's a beautiful red color. Plenty of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has hints of pine, grapefruit, and malts, but it's on the mellow side for the style.

Taste features a nice balance of hops and malt up front. There's definitely some earthy flavors that follow, which I almost expected after I saw how dark this was. I hate to say it (and I know that some will disagree), but I'm getting a sort of metallic taste that I've experience while drinking other canned beers. The hop bitterness lingers a bit on the back end making for a nice finish.

Medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate....approaching high carbonation.

A nice Ipa, but for me, it didn't live up to the hype overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: I've been waiting to try this for quite some time, and I'm a bit disappointed. It's still a good beer, and I would definitely drink it again, but I wouldn't go out of my way. I''m a much bigger fan of citrus forward IPAs. This is more in the vein of earthy ones such as Great Divide Titan or Ballast Point Big Eye.

03-16-2012 22:43:29 | More by Morey
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-16-2012 20:23:39 | More by jheezee
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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

03-15-2012 23:33:18 | More by hansgruber
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-14-2012 15:43:35 | More by bentonquest
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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

03-14-2012 13:57:40 | More by PogueBear
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4.48/5  rDev +3.5%

Canned a month ago, so fairly fresh. Pours a dark, amber, mahogany brown color with a medium, off-white head. Scent is huge, with an immense amount of hops and a nice bouquet of fresh flowers. Some spicy rye aromas with a nice little malt profile. More hops...lovely smelling beer...smells very fresh. Taste is just as fresh. Initially, bitter, hop resin flavors with a bit of potpourri. Some piney notes, with a great amount of fresh, bitter grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and bitter finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, this is a world class IPA. Great stuff here.

03-14-2012 04:55:28 | More by DovaliHops
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2012 18:34:54 | More by iL0VEbeer
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4.1/5  rDev -5.3%

served on-tap at Churchkey in DC for the Surly takeover. pretty pumped to get this w/out having to trade or travel! poured into becher, review from notes:

A: dark orange, almost ruby. head is reddish/white and leaves a sticky lacing behind. retention is decent.

S: super floral. sticky grapefruit. mangos. reminds me a lot of Bell's Two Hearted. caramel behind the fruity hops works well and gives a sugary sweetness into the end of the nose.

T: green grapes. kiwi's. a little bit of black pepper/spicy rye. finish leaves a lasting bitterness and is rather dry.

M: moderate to full carbonation on a very medium body.

D: interesting how different the hop profile is on the nose versus the palate. at least to me. the dry finish and well-balanced body makes this very quaffable. jealous of native MN'ers who have this as their go-to american IPA.

03-13-2012 10:38:16 | More by Jimmys
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3.95/5  rDev -8.8%

16oz can into tulip. canned on 11.3.11

a - pours a hazy, glowing amber color and gave me a fingers worth of dense, creamy, tan head. retention is good, calming slowly to a thin cap. leaves thick rings of lacing in the glass.

s - typical pine resin, grapefruit and faint toffee malt.

t - pine resin hits the tongue first followed by a substantial toffee malt sweetness. notes of grapefruit pop up but the bitter twang holds off until the end. finishes crisp and dry. has a surprising amount of subtlety here.

m - fuller side of medium with medium carbonation and a fine co2 profile. very creamy and slightly slick from hop the oils.

o - a fine beer and excellent take on the style. definitely leaning toward the west coast of ipas, but with a solid malt backbone. definitely worth a try for the hopheads.

03-13-2012 06:09:56 | More by divineaudio
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-13-2012 05:42:36 | More by guajolote
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-13-2012 02:57:37 | More by Steasy66
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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%

A big and powerful IPA, I actually preferred this one to Abrasive, as I found it a little more drinkable and it punched me in the face just a little bit less. But I love it! Both beers are must tries for the true hophead, as they are completely unapologetic in their bitter assault. This one poured nearly clear, dark gold, with a huge fluffy off-white head, great retention, and tons of sticky lace all over the glass. Super hoppy aroma is very piney and floral, and the taste follows the nose closely, combining bitter pine resins, floral notes, and grapefruit with a strong onion and garlic flavor underneath it all. Very little sweetness or maltiness, it’s just hidden below things propping up the hops ever-so-slightly.

Medium bodied, perfect carbonation, smooth and creamy and a bit sticky. Long lingering bitter aftertaste. Furious and Abrasive both reminded me a bit of a slightly more aggressive, mid-west Heady Topper. Delicious and certainly no-holds-barred. Extremely fresh can was 2 weeks old at time of review.

03-12-2012 16:03:13 | More by tobelerone
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

16oz can canned on 12.29.11

Pours a dark red-amber with plenty of fine suspended sediment, a thick two-finger head that dissipates to a viscous film, and great lacing. One of the best looking beers out there. Smell is like a pungent, dank, tropical hop forest. Taste is bitter citrus and floral hops up front, with sweet malt underneath, then a blast of lemon-pine.

I get so furious

03-11-2012 07:21:14 | More by jimmah120
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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%

Dark copper pour with a thick off white head and a ton of lacing. Nice aroma of citrus and pine. First drink shows the bitterness with lots of pine and citrus. Wow, this is a very drinkable,and well balanced IPA. Small bit of breadiness to off-set the hops.

03-10-2012 21:50:25 | More by iabeerbaron
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-09-2012 15:10:09 | More by BruChef
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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2012 03:37:07 | More by syrupjoe
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-06-2012 04:23:29 | More by Dontcounttoday
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5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-06-2012 03:07:47 | More by bhayle
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4/5  rDev -7.6%

03-05-2012 01:30:28 | More by Steimie
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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