Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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 caramel-toffee. For those who favor flavor, Furious has the hop-fire your taste buds have been screaming for.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#608
Reviews:
1,562
Ratings:
5,650
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,522
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Photo of Vylo
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigdog3838
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MGreymanN
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jebadiahfreeman
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of D-Duvelicious
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BMAG64
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My current Favourite beer at the moment. Everything about it is is lovely...my only sticking point is that it's 6.7% thus you can't have a lot of them in a sitting as you'll get too loaded. That said, I wouldn't change a thing.

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Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a nice reddish amber color. Aroma is strong of hops. Taste is hoppy and bitter. The bitterness wipes out this beer. It needs some more malt to balance it out. I was hoping for a little smoother taste. Poured into a plastic airline cup on SUN COUNTRY AIR from a 16 ounce can.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atniup
3.57/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bitter; beyond my liking. This isn’t that great, but it’s not bad either. It’s kinda the most prototypical IPA I’ve ever had, but not an exemplary version of it.

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Photo of BillTheCat4Pres
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of colbra
3.01/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Im Just not a hops guy, if you are i'm sure youll love this, nice amber color, malt backbone for sure

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Photo of marker2525
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.86/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 10/20/17
Had from the can, served into a pint at StoneArch in the MSP airport, St Paul, MN
Canned date 09/12/17

Appearance - Pours clear and pure copper in color with a sandstone colored, finger width head.  Decent retention results in a solid layer of suds across the surface, thickening up at the edges.

Smell - Fair aroma, with Sweet and hoppy character. Hints of caramel and toffee met by orange, grapefruit and lesser pine spice.

Taste - Follows the nose. Hoppy punch of citrus meets a sweet toffee malt base that dominates the back end. Finish hits on some citrus pith but ultimately the sweetness prevails.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Kind of a mealy texture that quickly turns bone dry. Goes down fair enough but i don't think I could drink more than one or two of these.

Overall - Well its no Arrogant Bastard, but as a brewery's flagship Ive certainly had worse. Despite the 100 IBU claim, I find it way sweeter than it is hoppy. I'd say its an average hoppy red, though one I'm finding enjoyable all the same.

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Photo of Chilmer
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeLouch
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting to see how this has averaged out to outstanding, interesting...

I will freely admit, I'm not an IPA-guy, I'm more of porter/stout aficionado. That said I do believe I will appreciate a good IPA when I come around to it. This is a damn good IPA - distinct red coloration, good foam to start and great lacing to finish - it's hop-forward in your face from beginning to end and whether it's cold or warmed. I can see why those that gravitate to this style would love it - it's a bitter masterpiece from the get-go. I would definitely offer this up a strong representative of the style - not for beginners - but for the true believers.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bret717
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- translucent amber liquid with a billowing off white head that settles to about 1/4" and sticks around; tons of lacing

Aroma- Toast-like malt notes, grapefruit, orange and an earthy, almost black tea-like thing going on

Taste- follows the nose with toasted bread, orange, grapefruit pith, and that earthy/ tea-like note

Feel- medium-light bodied, medium carb, long bitter finish

Overall- nice hoppy red ale

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Photo of leantom
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to have this classic. Am reviewing from memory (had last week), so go easy on me if I'm somewhat inaccurate. Here goes:

A: Pours a murky red with a huge caramel head that leaves nice lacing. Also plenty of body carbonation. Good.

S: Lots of pine and grapefruit. Also a fair amount of caramel malt. Very dark and succulent.

T: Very citrusy and grapefruity. Also very sweet malt to complement the hops. Very well balanced.

F: Good.

O: Good beer.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.72/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a can in Minnesota. The beer has a nice amber, murky appearance with a huge head. The beer has a nice malt aroma mixed with some spiced hops. The taste is pretty hoppy mixed with like a caramel malt flavor but the mouthfeel makes the beer a little too heavy and dense for my taste. Overall, enjoyable mixture of flavors but an off mouthfeel.

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Photo of Northern_Norseman
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrettHoo
2.64/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fsuturp
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,650 ratings