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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,654
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,457
Gots: 643 | FT: 23
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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Ratings: 4,654 | Reviews: 1,430
Photo of mdvatab
3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in recent trade w/ a fellow IN BA. (Cheers!)
Poured from 16oz can dated 11/8/11 into imperial pint.

A: Musky grapefruit hops mingle with a malty, brown sugar sweetness. I can tell immediately that this one's going to have a strong bitter bite to it!

A: Somewhat hazy, reddish-brown body. Thick, pillowy, light tan head with excellent retention. (the foam absolutely refuses to go away...) Lacing is excellent as well.

F: Biscuity malt + grapefruit. Malt profile provides enough sweetness to balance, but drys out pretty quickly. Pungent bitterness lingers, but does not overwhelm.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Hop tannins are a tad bit drying to the palate, but this could be expected with this style.

O: A very tasty, pleasantly hoppy, complex AIPA. No flaws to speak of. Enough malt is there to provide balance, but the delicious hops punctuate this brew in typical Surly fashion.

Photo of Hophead717
3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A 17 day-old pint can poured into my DFH Signature Glass. I now know the DFH Signature Glass holds exactly 16 ounces.

A: A very dark amber, which is more apparent when held to the light. I've never seen such a dark IPA. A one finger head settles atop the beer, hanging around for a while.

S: Sweet citrus and juicy pineapple dominate the nose. Some fresh hops are detectable, but they sit in the back compared to the fruity notes. Hints of light malt also play into the sweet nose.

T: Fresh hops come at you upfront, with a bready malt strongly present mid-sip. The finish is bitterness and pine from the hops, with light citrus also noticeable. There's very little of the fruitiness present in the nose-mostly just some citrus mid-sip and in the finish. There's a lot more maltiness than I would have guessed.

M: Fairly light with medium-low carbonation. Fine, not too impressive.

O: Good, and very sessionable IMO, but a touch underwhelming. While the hops are fresh, there're one dimensional with a slightly too-strong malt presence.

Photo of Kenai4
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of VncentLIFE
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like Ive started back on my quest for the Beers of Fame (#62/100)! Thanks Heatwave33! Canned on 11/28/11

Poured into the glass that last night was filled twice with Hopslam. Very dark orangish amber color. Very thick, frothy head. Off-white. Low-carbonation with floaties.

Smell has a nice amount of dried hops. Sweet, juicy citrus fruits, sweetened grapefruits, and sour lemon zest. Soapy.

It feels so slick on the tongue. Feels some of the hops have faded, leaving slick alpha acid extract to coat the tongue. The malt bill is light. Kind of really like the honey malt of other IPAs and APAs (last 3 Ive had were Two-Hearted, Hopslam, and Zombie Dust).

Not a decently heavy IPA, but still somewhere in the middle. Once all the flavors subside, the mouth feels slightly metallic.

Photo of hilgart1
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of pixieskid
4.02/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Third can of Furious I've had and finally impressed with one. Canned 12/5/11...a bit more than a month, not bad.

Pours a dark amber hue with a 2 finger white head, nice retention!
Nose; floral and tropical fruit...nice.
Taste; strong piney hop presence ufront with a solid malt back. Notes of caramel and a touch of graininess. Finishes with a touch of tropical fruits and a clean grapefruit bitterness.
Overall; more malty than I remembered but a really nice IPA. Stoked on the "lower" abv, something that isn't done enough.
Don't find it to be a worldclass/trading necessity, but if I lived in MN I would certainly purchase it now and then.

Photo of Cstromberg57
4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of alicejcw
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of leinie13
3.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After being totally blown away by Abrasive Ale, perhaps my expectations were a bit high for this beer. Nice amber color with good balance of hops to malt. Hops leaning a bit toward pine notes, but I found myself wanting a bit more hops bite. My overall impression is that this beer was more in the American Amber vein. Good, and at 6.2% not exactly a session, but something you can have a couple of quite pleasantly.

Photo of stealth
3.52/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm drinking pine needles! That was my first impression. Half-way through my glass I couldn't feel my mouth anymore. This was the first real extreme bitter, hoppy beer I had and I will never forget it. The aroma reminded me the that Sobe Adrenaline energy drink that was made years ago. I'll be avoiding this one in the future, but hop-heads wanting a balanced face-melter will enjoy this one.

Photo of CMack
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of arc3636
4.82/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - medium copper color with 2+ fingers of head

S - aroma is all hops, citrus and pine stand out

T - like the aroma, hops are again dominant. Still get the sweetness of the malt. Not a balanced beer by any stretch, but both sweet and bitter flavors come through

M - nice and full body

O -this is a great beer, one or my 2 or 3 favorites.

Photo of rab53
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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