Surly Brewing Company

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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
American IPA
Ranked #44
Ranked #1,478
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Nov 26, 2023
Feb 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 caramel-toffee. For those who favor flavor, Furious has the hop-fire your taste buds have been screaming for.
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Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
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Rated by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From draft at MSP. Clear copper color, underwhelming nose and palate. Bitter finish.
Nov 25, 2023
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Reviewed by nasal from Illinois

4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A better-than-average IPA. Barely sweet at first, with lingering bitterness. So much better than Surly's slightly vomit-y One Man Mosh Pit. I'll drink this again.
Aug 28, 2023
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Happy to see this arrive in Alberta!
Pours a crystal clear dark copper/amber with two fingers of creamy off white/tawny head.
Aroma is a wonderful mix of citrus peel, grapefruit, piney resin and a bit of caramel malt with a floral note. As warmed there is just a hint of weedy dankness.
Taste follows with sweet caramel malt - a burst of hop flavours - grapefruit peel, pine resin, some floral flavours and a robust bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel, bright carbonation and a lingering bright bitterness.
Just a treat.
Aug 28, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by CJK76

Aug 03, 2023
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Clear copper with a foamy head that falls into craters. Nose and taste generically remind me of a hoppy amber ale, with a bit of melanoidin and some metal. That metallic not is something I often get in amber ales, especially with a dose of piney hops, which Furious has a bunch of. It’s evident in the first sip late, and moves forward with each sip. The beer overall is a fairly straightforward American bitter beer with a bit of a malt backbone.
Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by deleted_user_1239096

3.97/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Whistle Binkies in Rochester. Pours a nice amber/copper colour with a thin ring around the edges.

Taste is initially sweeter that quickly fades to a bitter end.
Jul 29, 2023
Rated: 4.59 by lamb-chop from Minnesota

Jul 08, 2023
Rated: 4.18 by Tjb14 from Michigan

Jul 07, 2023
Rated: 4.01 by mnbrews1 from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by HopBelT from Belgium

Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 3.52 by Iron_x_man from Colorado

Mar 13, 2023
Rated: 2.74 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Feb 27, 2023
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can purchased from the fridge as a single from a local bar/bottle shop for $3.50. Canned on 11/29/22, so this is just under three months old.

Look: Dark ruby amber color, clear. Crumbly, rocky, sticky off-white head.

Smell: Grapefruit and very earthy, woody pine resin. Caramel malt backbone. Overall, the aromas seem to be a bit restrained.

Taste: This is a solid beer. Up front, it's pretty tame with a pleasant caramel malt backbone and some grapefruit flavor. Then the profile quickly gets aggressively bitter and the finish is full-on grapefruit pith, zest, and pine resin. The finish is very bitter and very enjoyable. There's just something about the combination and contrast of flavors between grapefruit and darker malts that is so tasty and interesting. This beer takes that flavor profile to the extreme, and it's pretty cool. Over time, I get bitterness from roasted malts coming through on the finish also. Those roasted malt flavors mimic a coffee bitterness, which is pretty cool, and this beer also reminds me of like a grapefruit/coffee drink (LaColombe used to make coffee shandies with Lemon, Grapefruit, or Cherry).

Feel: It has a medium plus body, chewy mouthfeel. it's pretty slick and oily yet it also has a degree of crispness. Nicely carbonated.

Overall: My second Surly Brewing Company beer (Controlled Chaos was the first). This beer reminds me a lot of Imperial Red Ales like Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster and Troegs Nugget Nectar. I think that if this beer was a bit higher in alcohol, then it would fall into that category. And this beer also reminds me a bit of Maine Beer Company Zoe, which is an American Amber / Red Ale.

From the can/website:
India Pale Ale
Iconic | Hoppy | Aggressive
Year Round
HOPS Warrior, Ahtanum, Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo
MALT 2-row, Golden Promise, Aromatic, Medium Crystal, Roasted Barley
YEAST English Ale
IBU High
COLOR Reddish Amber
OG 15º Plato

Note: My 375th beer review
Feb 24, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 5 by Yuppie_Fuggstick from Wisconsin

Jan 20, 2023
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