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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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4,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,063
Reviews: 1,380
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 1,410
Gots: 428 | 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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shutupandcook

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-11-2011 13:37:02 | More by shutupandcook
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

12-11-2011 10:25:39 | More by CarolinaKev
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frogships

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-11-2011 08:22:15 | More by frogships
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futura123

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-11-2011 05:21:00 | More by futura123
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TrayD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-11-2011 03:20:34 | More by TrayD
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LambicKing

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-11-2011 02:32:48 | More by LambicKing
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-11-2011 01:57:11 | More by UNCCTDawg
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MaxSpang

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

Served in a Great Lakes Christmas Ale snifter.

APPEARANCE

The beer is a dark red with a good amount of haze. There was a 1-2 finger off white head, and the beer has a nice amount of lacing throughout the session. Overall, it looks like a Red IPA, and is very lovely.

SMELL

Big hop character - there is a good amount of grapefruit, citrus, and spicy hop character. There's some nice alcohol and grain notes. There's a bit of lemon in the nose as well. Overall an awesome smelling IPA.

TASTE

There's a lot of fruit character - grapefruit, orange, and some tangerine. The hops actually give the perception of sweetness, though the beer is very bitter. It's actually very balanced compared to other IPAs. It is fantastic tasting

MOUTHFEEL

The mouthfeel is very nice. It starts off with a bit of body, then finishes dry. There isn't much carbonation, which makes it nice and smooth. It's very drinkable overall.

OVERALL

This is an awesome IPA. I got a lot of these as extras from various trades, and I'm really glad I got the chance to enjoy a few of these. I even tasted a home brewed clone of this at my local home brew shop, and it was awesome - the point is, you can't go wrong with this one!

Cheers.

12-11-2011 00:52:08 | More by MaxSpang
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Served in a pint glass.

A- Dark caramel, 2" off-white head with tons of lacing that sticks to the glass and remains.

S- Sweet caramel malts, some citrus, and pine.

T- Caramel, citrus, pine. Fairly malty ipa, has nice citrus, but more pine, hop bitterness.

M- A bit off for me. Low carbonation and syrupy (not thick though). Very easy to drink because of this.

O- Good ipa. A little more carbonation and citrus in there and it would be very good.

12-11-2011 00:08:01 | More by kawilliams81
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -7.6%

12-11-2011 00:07:19 | More by marct
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EROCK75

Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-10-2011 15:15:32 | More by EROCK75
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -18%

Presentation: HUGE thanks to tmcelvain for sending a 4pk of this! 16oz bright red can; bottled 11-28-11...can you say FRESH? Poured into my Flatbranch imperial nonic.

Appearance: Rusty amber brew with a TON of tiny sediment (from dry-hopping, I'd expect) in suspension and a nice, sticky dark ivory cap that sadly fades a bit fast...not the typical IPA look, but not unappealing.

Smell: WOW, you can tell this was dry-hopped! Massive citrus and sharp, sticky pine. Not really getting much in the way of malts or caramel sweetness, which I was thinking might be present considering the malt bill and the color. Fairly pleasant, even if there's something about this (I can't quite put my finger on it) that I don't quite love.

Taste: Again, not quite what I expected. Some dusty sweet and caramel malts (more of a malt presence than typically present in an IPA), with a fairly strong hoppiness, with herbal, woodsy, and some citrus notes (orange) as well. Bitterness is strong and firm, but doesn't feel like the raging 99 IBUs stated on the can. The malts lead, the hops hit mid-palate, and then this ends with a nice bitter kick and some sweet, grainy pale malts, very much in the English tradition. All in all, this is an odd little number.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied

Overall: Over all, this is interesting, and it's not at all unpleasant but, for me, it's not the game-changer I'd been led to expect. I'll enjoy drinking the other 3 of these, but I don't think I'd likely buy a 4-pk for $10-11.

12-10-2011 04:16:39 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Shango42

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-10-2011 03:21:52 | More by Shango42
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SortaAmbivalent

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-09-2011 22:24:52 | More by SortaAmbivalent
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JeremyDrinksBeer

California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-09-2011 22:09:45 | More by JeremyDrinksBeer
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drummermattie02

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-09-2011 20:22:39 | More by drummermattie02
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SconnieJohnny

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-09-2011 18:17:27 | More by SconnieJohnny
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Deiley

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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patmcd

New York

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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BMart

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.6%

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California

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Minnesota

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Vermont

5/5  rDev +15.5%

12-07-2011 03:59:24 | More by ejl4
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,063 ratings.