Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,498
Reviews: 1,403
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1,435
Gots: 546 | FT: 18
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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Photo of eclipse54
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 16 ounce can born on 12/28/2011 and drank today, just over a month out. Sent by inlimbo77; thank you! Poured into a DFH signature glass.

Pours a rich, hazy copper color with scattered blood orange hues. About an inch of foamy, almost frothy, off-white head develops; decent retention, but gobs of sticky lacing.

Aroma is of spicy hops, pine sap, orange and grapefruit citrus, freshly cut lawn, some hay, and some light, floral hops. Lots of hops, no doubt that it’s an IPA (and a good one at that).

Taste is similar, beginning with the bitter, pine-resin hops before breaking way into the citrus notes, grass, and light grains. The spicy hops are prevalent throughout, but more pronounced at the end with a nice bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is great; crisp, flavorful, bitter - but not overly so - and refreshing. A touch dry on the finish, but that is a petty squabble.

Overall, an outstanding IPA that seems very well balanced and embodies what the style can be.

Photo of DuffBrew85
4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TubbyDullard
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of stairwell2811bre
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of UDbeernut
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

fresh can via trade with samtallica, bottled on 1/11/12

pours a lovely pale hue into my cheater pint capped by a small unwaivering off white head, Nose is full of pine, pineapple, and grapefruit, slight hint of alcohol. Cutting bitterness and citrus upfront are slightly washed away slick maltiness. Faint hint of caramel. Taste feels like a bit of a let down when campared with the aroma. medium bodied, this is a solid IPA.

Photo of adman08
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Listers
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of MrVonzipper
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer for sharing...
Clear Caramel-ruby. Nice 1 finger eggshell colored head. Great retention and lacing.

Great nose with bright citrus. Tropical fruit and pineapple with a mild balanced sweet caramel malt. 

Flavor is nice but is no where near as good as the nose. Mild citrus and floral hops are nice. Lacking a bright solid finish.

Light and crisp high carb.

Good solid IPA but overall a little bit of a let down. Really fell flat on the backend.

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.78/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 1/11 and drank on 1/31

Big Thanks to StPaulSuds for this one and especially for the Abrasive!

A - Cherry red poured into a Guinness perfect pint glass. Good head retention, so so activation and lacing. I'm not used to that color in regards to most IPAs but that by no means took away from this score.

S - Subdued cold but opens up nicely as it warms. Earthy pine, the grapefruit I detect is moreso ruby red and Pineapple. Caramel malt most def there as well. I'd guess that this is equally heavy on the malt as it is the hops.

T - Matches nose pretty damn well. I'm glad this beer is fresh. I'd bet this becomes a malt bomb after 2 months or so. Just as heavy on the caramel and nutty malt as the citrus hops which is why I scored it 3.5. The citrus could have been brighter and I felt the malt played too big of a role here.

M - The only other single IPAs I've had this bitter is Wipeout and GF West Coast IPA. I could see where it could be too bitter for some but I liked it. At 99 IBU's I can see why they decided to name a single IPA Furious.

O - Good beer here but nothing to go crazy over. Just a wee bit above average when it comes to readily available single IPAs. Abrasive on the other hand...that's the one that impressed me for the DIPA style.

Photo of mkotsayfan
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a new belgium globe. Pours a deep dark muddy brown/orange with a couple fingers of slightly off-white, fluffy head. The aroma has some pine and grapefruit notes. The taste has a nice balance of pine, orange, grapefruit, and malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and refreshing, with a good amount of carbonation, and a very smooth and crisp taste.

A quality IPA from Surly, I'll have to try some of their other beers, including their DIPA. This is my first Surly (and my first IPA from a can), and I'm impressed.

Photo of StarRaptor
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of rtaps
2.88/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

thanks to darthkostrizer for opening it at a bottle share.

rust in color with a small white head that dissipated quickly leaving minimal lacing

decent aroma, i get some mangos/floral

taste not to much here, mildly foral and hoppy with mangos

light bodied medium carbonation, leave a dry mouth.

overall the nose was the best part of this beer, wasn't much in the taste. a bit of a let down here

Photo of animortician
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Stoked to try this through a recent trade.

A: Color is deep red to light brown. How does this fall under the American IPA category there is nothing Pale about it? 1 finger head quickly faded and left nice lacing.

S: Mild, malty mixed with hops, fruity

T: The hop flavor is there but the nutty and malty characteristic was much higher than I was expecting for this style of beer. If Indian brown ale were a style this would probably be the flagship beer for that style.

F: Crisp and smooth

O: A little disappointed... Color and flavor doesn't match what an AIPA should be. Great beer if I had no expectation and if I didn't try to taste it in the context of its category.

Photo of CummingsK21
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of pitasoup
3.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

from 16oz can:

A: murky golden, brown with white head that fades quickly. 3.5

S: mmhops. pine, spruce, citrus, honey malt sweetness, and then more hops. 4

T: grapefruit hop bitterness, a bit of pineapple, then some caramel/honey malt sweetness. either a big ipa or a faded dipa. lots of bitterness and lots of the same flavors as from the smells. 4

M: medium bodied, foamy but not astringent, easy drinking. 3.5

O: decent ipa, esp from a can. a bit one dimensional but nicely done overall 4.0

Photo of robertrunner
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of phingdong
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ghostwalker
4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received as an extra from fourisbetter. Love the Surly, thanks!

Canned on 1/21/11. Reddish-gold body with a bunch of suspended particles. I did store the can on its side in the fridge, but this is a bit ridiculous. Nice frothy two fingers of yellowish head.

Nose is malt and piney hops. Rich and complex.

Wow, flavor is intense for 6.2%! Somewhat heavier on the malt than I prefer, but fully balanced (and then some) with hop bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel is thick and rich. Chewy. Love the creamy and thick body on this one.

A really good chewy and tasty IPA. I can see why this is a MN staple. Another big winner for Surly.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,498 ratings.