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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,539
Reviews: 1,414
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1,442
Gots: 569 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

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.
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Photo of beagle75
3.84/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip pint glass.

A: Medium amber color with one finger of diminishing cinnamon-tinted foam that clings persistently to the walls after collapsing. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant juicy mixed citrus with a strong grapefruit tendency. Coniferous foliage is also suggested, but not as obvious. Crystal malt also leans in. Intensity is high, while qualities are classic West Coast hops.

T: Begins off-dry, with pungent piney hop aromatics that are accompanied by dark orange citrus. Acidity is mild, still more tasted than felt, before esters start to affect the hop-derived citrus qualities. Husky crystal malt also emerges during the second act, working together with fermented savory herbaceous hop flavors to suggest moist earth by the finish. Bitterness grows slowly but steadily, becoming fairly strong by the end.

M: Medium viscosity, wet and smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This IPA has some stand-out qualities that makes it appear favorably next to a lot of other regionally-produced members of the style. The smell is strong and very much in agreement with expectations, while the texture is inspired--nearly sublime. The flavor profile could use more continuity; the dark crystal malt seen in the too-amber color weighs heavily upon the palate. Hop qualities are represented well in terms of flavor intensity, but come across as simplistic enough to keep it from the top tier.

Photo of bevjen
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of mrsdrabmuh
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of OliverBrummel
4.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Poured from a 16oz. can into a Duvel tulip.

Cloudy amber with a copper tint, lots of tiny floaties. Small bubbly 1" off white head which quickly reduced to a nice ringed cap that continued to the end with some lacing.

Smells like tropical citrus, slight malt, earthy pine and hops.

Taste is rich caramel malt which fades to the back, mango, grapefruit, lemon zest, grassy pine and bitter hops that linger for a long while after, this is hop heaven…YUM! Alcohol is hidden well.

Mouthfeel is a bit slick, crisp and a drying bitter finish with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I immediately want more! So crisp/clean/refreshing, amazing balance, well done Surly, well done. Only thing I don't like about this one…it is not distributed here! Thanks Yamar68. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of MalcolmJames
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of beergod1
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky burnt Orange color with a nice dense off-white head. Outstanding head retention, which leads to good lacing. Sweet citrus aromas with a hint of spruce. Hops control the palate with bitter citrus flavors with some evergreen tones. The sweet malts balance out the bitterness perfectly. Mild carbonation with a smooth and clean backbone. Very complex palate for an IPA. Nice and crisp with a dry finish. Very nice drinking IPA. Surly Is making amazing beer....and in cans no less!

Photo of Mealhouse
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wsukow
4.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of motorhed
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Cooper
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of KevinHenderson
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of BFro
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

the amirillo stands out in this beer, taste little of edleberry, citrus, and lots of hops, hard to get this beer in new england, so will take a trip to find this one again, one of my top beers to have in my fridge (next to the heady toppers). WOW and it comes from a can too.

Photo of Bowlus803
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RWNay
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Rau71
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of sevenarts
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Murky reddish orange, very carbonated. Light tan head that leaves strong lacing behind.

S: Heavy piney hops. A little grapefruit in there too, adding some sweetness.

T/M: Very bitter, lots of intense hop flavor right up front. Pine is the dominant character, but there are also undercurrents of grapefruit/citrus and some earthy/grassy flavors. The initial bitterness gives way to a slightly sweeter taste, and it goes down really smooth and creamy.

O: Just a delicious, very strong IPA, heavy on the hops. A bitter, biting, intense example of its style.

Photo of Brian2256
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of yokken
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of rmcnealy
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one in a trade from a great midwestern BA'er. Many thanks!

Canned 3/7/2012
Poured a murky brown that was vitrually non-translucent with a floatie debris field throughout! Produced a small eggshell white head that fleeted to an inconsistent lacy layer around the glass. It has a respectable citrus aroma but heavy on the piney side of the hop spectrum. Malts? If existent, I'm not noticing much. Tastes are, well, pretty damn hoppy. A great amount of bitterness. For a hophead, my lips are sizzlin' and who's complaining? Not this guy. As in scent, malts are vague. The mouthfeel is excellent! This reminds of a Mikkell "1000 BU" brew or the like. The 6.20% abv is alarmingly low. This could easily pass as an 8%+! Great beer. I think I like it a bit better than the Surly I tried, understandably they are slightly different styles. Worth a try!


Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of funkel81
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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