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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,586
Reviews: 1,421
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,454
Gots: 598 | FT: 20
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 legalpete19340
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured burnt orange, almost an orangish brown with one finger of thick head that fell away but stuck to the glass.

S: Nose is mild to me, it doesnt jump out but the fragrances are very nice. Sweet ruby grapefruit,

T: Starts off mild as the nose previewed but then deeper and deeper waves of grapefruit and pine build. Orange seems to flow in and out. The hop flavors are amazingly well balanced with great malt flavor that smacks of toast or a multi-grain breakfast roll. The hop waves build until there is a break in the action marked by the malt note and then a smooth long bitter note that seems to have some grapefruit sourness. As it warms the earthy and herbal nature of the hops really come out and make this fantastic to drink.

M: Almost perfect for me: substantial but not chewy; not syrupy; smooth and relatively unfizzy. Very nice.

O: Amazingly well put together and balanced IPA. It doesnt go over the top anywhere but what it does it does extremely well.

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Photo of rawfish
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours rusty red with a head of waxy foam. Two fingers at most with very good retention that settles to a thick cap leaving a bit less lacing than I would've liked.

Resinous pine with some underlying citrus tones. Good backing of malt, sweet tones of toffee, cookie dough and alcohol.

Crystal and pale malts with toffee and bread, strong backing without being overly sweet. Allows the hops to come in strong with pine resin and the interesting combination of lemon pith and spearmint. Follows through with a good blast of drying bitterness and bright herbs and citrus flavor.

Adequate carbonation and body. Slick over the palate and a touch chewy. Dries really well.

Ideally balanced with a stock hop profile that develops complexity the farther you get into the drink. Malts make a good push back with a balanced presence that doesn't become overbearing. Literally a can of whoop ass, hops everywhere, well worth seeking out.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip. Can date of 1/19/12.
Pours a deep amber brown hazy color. Thick chewy head. This looks fantastic.
Amazing sweet candy hop aroma. Somewhat tropical/mango notes.
Taste is fantastic. Fresh hop with a bitter malt back ground. I was expecting more intense hop, but still very nice. Slightly bitter mouthfeel but easy drinker especially for 99ibus.
Overall, this is a fantastic well balanced and flavorful IPA and one of the best I ever had. Worth seeking out for sure.

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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep orangeish-red pour with a good sized and fluffy light tan head. Retention is quite good and there is a pretty formidable amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Surprisingly sweet, big caramel malt. Notable tropical fruit like mango especially. Some grapefruit, orange and just a hint of pine.

T: Again, big caramel malt but the hops shine here too. Lots of mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange up front. Bitter pine finishes it off and lingers in the aftertaste. Surprisingly well balanced.

M: Nice medium body, a touch drying in the aftertaste. Exceptional for a 6% beer.

O: Not a huge hop bomb like I was expecting, this is actually very nicely balanced. Lots of different kinds of hops but they don't overpower. Wonderful caramel malt balances it all out.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of Morey
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,586 ratings.