Furious Black
Surly Brewing Company

Furious BlackFurious Black
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Style:
IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
Ranked #36
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,993
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 7.52%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
102
From:
Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  11
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Furious BlackFurious Black
Notes: Created for Darkness Day 2015, its overall presence and citrusy hoppy aroma is recognizably Furious but with subtle roasted notes and black in color.
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Reviews by Krisp09:
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Krisp09 from Virginia

4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of the best balances I have found in a black IPA

Nov 08, 2016
More User Reviews:
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jschott75 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 02, 2017
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josephwa from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 13, 2017
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Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nov 22, 2018
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Ristaccia from Nebraska

4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 22, 2016
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on October 25, 2016. Look is black in color. Smell and taste is citrus, hops and roasted malts. Feel is medium in body with a smooth finish.

Oct 27, 2016
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 06, 2017
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KevinMc from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 29, 2018
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Kurmaraja from California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 25, 2015
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jakemn91 from New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 20, 2016
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2017
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skrabbenhoft from Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 17, 2016
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Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 30, 2017
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Hendrick24 from Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dec 13, 2015
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JeffSK from Wisconsin

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 27, 2018
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mnredsoxfan69 from Minnesota

3.14/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a 17 oz. New Belgium goblet.

Dark black with a sturdy, 2 finger head, smooth, fine bubbles.

Citrus hoppy smell with resinous background.

Seriously bitter flavor. Tastes like all the hops were in the boil, with only a few for the aroma. Overwhelms even the roasted malt flavors.

Satiny smooth on the tongue, alcohol well buried, carbonation not significant after pouring.

Overall, this is an unbalanced beer. The malts cannot stand up to the hops. Don't get me wrong, I do like a good, hoppy ale like Todd the Axe Man, Arrogant Bastard or Molotov Cocktail, but this needs more refining.

Oct 01, 2017
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Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sep 28, 2017
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TooGood from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 19, 2018
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BarrelAgedG from California

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 09, 2017
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Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very dark brown with a large mocha head. The aroma features notes of candied orange and grapefruit peel, some pine resin, overripe peach, and a hint of roasty malt. The flavor starts with bitter chocolate, and roast coffee, with pine, candied orange peel, grapefruit peel, burnt orange, and a load of resin. The mouthfeel is fairly full with bright, fizzy carbonation. Overall this this is a really great beer, in a mostly forgotten style, with a good combo of malt and hops.

Oct 27, 2018
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tylerstravis from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 30, 2016
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TboneRN from Minnesota

4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2016
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Stillyman11 from California

4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 20, 2015
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redbarnbikes from New York

4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 30, 2017
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bpkrippner from Missouri

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2017
Furious Black from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 102 ratings