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Furious - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,402
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 1,433
Gots: 540 | FT: 17
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 Adamostella
3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The thing that sets Furious apart from other IPA's for me is the smell you get upon opening the can.

What I picked up in relation to other "pantheon" IPAs is that it has more of a spicy smell to it, making me think that Amarillo hops are definitely involved.

Pours a slightly hazy, off-copper color. Nothing remarkable.

That faint "spiciness" from the Amarillo comes into play again once tasting the beer. It is more of a personal thing for me but I like more "clean" west coast style pure citrusy IPAs. This is certainly well crafted but personally it isn't my taste.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of runner440
4.78/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big shout out and thanks to Stu who I got this can from in a trade!

A - A dark redish brown color with a foamy white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S - I could smell this thing the second I opened the can releasing this hop bubble of goodness around me. Mango, peach, pineapple, tropical fruits, grapefruit, and orange notes. Smells fantastic!

T - A pungent hop bitterness hits you at the front of the tongue followed by big hop notes in the middle of the mouth. Tropical fruit, peach, mango, and grapefruit. The end has a nice dry finish with a bitter hop aftertaste that lingers on your tongue. Delicious!

M - Medium body and very drinkable.

O - An amazing IPA which everyone should experience at least once in their life. Thanks again Stu!

Photo of cosmonick
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bschinelli
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a medium, dark copper color from the can, with about a quarter inch of light beige foam which dropped within 2 minutes into the beer, leaving a thin layer of sea foam covering the beer.

S: A very light spicy pine and floral orange-citrus aroma.

T: Pine resin with caramel, lots of bitterness, some faint citrus fruit flavors on the middle of the tongue. Finishes with really strong hop astringency at the end.

M: Good stinging effervescence on the tongue. Light and pleasing body.

O: A great hop forward American IPA. Certainly lived up to the hype.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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

500ml can thanks to stevef03 for the trade. Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.

Bronze coloured with an off-white head that poured at about a finger and stayed at a little bit under. Some lacing.

Pine and pine cones are the base for the smell of this. Nice grapefruit as well.

Taste delivers the pine and grapefruit well together. Occasional bit of pineapple came in as well. The Scottish malt seemed to form a great base for the hop flavour to work from, while giving it a darker than usual appearance.

Not overcarbonated and the body worked in great with everything else. ABV was undetectable. Bitterness kept building as this opened up and came in late and lingered on.

Good IPA, preferred this to Wet with the added bitterness.

Photo of chilly460
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The body is a pretty orange-copper that has two fingers of orange/white head. There are lazy bubbles rising slowly to the surface.

S - This is a really hop forward smell. They are citrus and pine in nature. It is mainly grapefruit, orange, and even a little lemon in nature. There is a sweet caramel malt in there as well.

T - Huge hop profile, but doesn't beat up the palate. Juicy, sweeter hops include pineapple, orange, and grapefruit. The pine note becomes very distinct mid plate and into the finish. Each of the flavors can be picked out individually, awesome.

M - Very solid, medium body. Smooth as can be for the style, excellent.

O - Killer IPA, juicy hops with as much flavor as you can cram in a glass. Awesome brew.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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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%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.