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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,588
Reviews: 1,421
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 1,457
Gots: 603 | 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 brock146
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of richalexander78
3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Loved this one. Not sure if I liked it more than Abrasive. I would have to drink lots more:] to be sure. I love these canned beers!! This one had fantastic citrus with grapefuit, and some pinyness. Awesome hops! I only with I could get this on the regular with some abrasive. Nice job surly.

Photo of reyolb
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Ezmunny
2/5  rDev -53.6%

Photo of otto251068
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been looking to try the Surly beers for quite some time it seems that this beer has had the cult following from day one. Yet, I've never even attempted to trade for it until recently. I love to see an IPA in can form, there's just not enough of them out there. I heard Two Hearted and Torpedo are coming soon, but I've yet to see them in my beer stores. The simple description on the can really gives you what your in for. Definitely a crimson colored IPA with a light khaki beige head forming even thin lacing between sips. Aroma has some citrus and pine hops but there's a nice caramel malt base with Scottish malt adding just an air of rustic smokiness to the mix. Flavor has a beautiful blend of caramel with pine spiced hops and hints of citrus peel. A really mellow IPA even though it's called Furious, it should just be called Delicious. Definitely hop bitterness coming through but throw me a West Coast style or a midwest style West Coast IPA anyday. For example I've been drinking more White Rajah than I care to admit. I fantastic example of the midwest West Coast IPA, or Fathead's Headhunter IPA both beers I would love to have regularly. Masala Mama from Town Hall is actually the most amazing Minnesota beer I've ever had. Mouthfeel was resinous with a strong lasting hop bitterness, balanced on the palate I didn't feel overwhelmed by the big dose of hops. Overall I would be super proud of this beer if I were from Minnesota but compared to the rest of the country it's on par and defintely ot superior with a West Coast IPA. But I want more at the same time, that's the catch with this beer it makes you want to drink another one. Thanks to Ryan aka Schlais for the trade.

Photo of vfgccp
4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A – Deep maple amber. Incredible lace and nice retention on a foamy khaki head.

S – Big, fruity citrus hop note with grapefruit and cumquat. Slight booze as it warms.

T – Mellow malt and citrus rolls into a smooth thyme bitterness. Clean, well defined hop character. Light acidity and a malty sweetness balance the lingering bitters on the backend.

M – Medium full body with a bitter/sweet finish. Bright carbonation.

O – A great IPA.

Photo of Antnyd82
4/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of plickxt
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of biniek13
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of TheBishopco
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BeaverBomb
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Oboogie
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of whatthehull
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted July 27th 2011 (from notes)

Poured into a la Chouffe tulip

A - cloudy burnt sienna, one finger light tan head and a little lacing

S - funky grass, tons of malt, very floral, earth, wood, hops but very underlying and nice wheat and yeast

T - very nice malt, great hops, very floral, some pine, citrus, grapefruit, a bit earthy, some wood, grass, a tad sour yeast, not at all sweet and a bit of wheat. Smells much different than it tastes

M - slightly chewy, medium acidity, long finish, well balanced and a good complexity

D - one of the easiest drinking apa/IPA I have had maybe ever? Tons of flavor, lots of character. Love this beer

Final thought - hey, surly, send your beer our way (ca) your beer is awesome!

Photo of lurpy1
4.57/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

How the hell have I never reviewed Furious??? The flagship brew of the flagship Minnesota brewery??? If there was a Minnesota State Craft Brew, it would be furious. Must remediate.

Pours cool, clean amber, with a finger plus of amber. Smell is a good hit of hop, pine, citrus, and a little bit of candy. Taste comes more hop forward, malt nowhere to be found, but the spice of the hops manages to not overpower. Resiny thickness contributes to the drinking experience. Awesome.

A+ beer if you are like me and refuse to accept the numbering system.

Photo of flannelman808
3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

No date on the can but I imagine this one is fairly fresh.

A: Rose/amber colored beer which has decent clarity, just a little haze clouds out the light. An off white head forms not unlike sea foam and clings all over the glass.

S: Mango, tangerine, bread crust, and waffle cone.

T: Very crisp showing a fair amount of herbaceous bitterness. Tea leaf like flavors finish out leaving the tongue feeling dry. A subdued malt driven, bread crust like suggestion, lingers in the background. The prominent finishing note is most akin to that of unsweetened iced tea (It sort of looks like tea as well).

M: drying and light

O: Pretty darn good can of beer, and you've gotta love that it's a tall-boy. It's underwhelming in hoppy expressiveness showing mostly muddled herbescent flavors. It's nice and dry finishing however which is a major plus in my not so humble opinion. I would drink more of this if it were around to have.

Photo of Triples
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rfranklin7
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of uustal
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark copper with a two-finger, long lasting cream colored head. Really dark pour for an IPA. Great aroma. Really big tropical notes. Pineapple, mango, peach and fresh pine as well. Very hoppy brew and so delicious. More of a citrus vibe in the flavor profile than in the nose. Good amount of tangerine, some grapefruit and nice bitter pine and floral notes as well. I did get a hint of sweet tropical fruits near the finish. A decent caramel/toffee malt gives the beer some balance. Overall, a big, well crafted, extremely hoppy IPA with the taste of a DIPA. Awesome drinkability and a great, diverse hop profile.

Photo of pierceska
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of phisigben
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,588 ratings.