Furious
Surly Brewing Company

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From:
Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #40
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,477
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
1,641
Ratings:
4,298
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2022
Added:
Feb 05, 2006
Wants:
  1,509
Gots:
  1,239
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: 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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Ratings by specialkheese:
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Rated by specialkheese from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Feb 18, 2012
More User Ratings:
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a can. Caramel in color with a large tan head and some lacing. Smells of pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavors are more towards the pine side with hints of citrus.
Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
First beer that I've had from Surly as I found this at a Total Wine in Tempe, Arizona while I was out there recently. Heard a lot about the Abrasive but this easily fit the bill as it was a wonderful IPA with a ton of body and flavor, as it nearly felt like an Amber / Red Ale!

Loved the chestnut hue to this as it was topped off by a *ton* of thick, bready head that stuck around and clung to the side of my pint glass, in the form of deep rings of lacing. A fine haze was in this as there was a ton of caramel, pine, and earthy hops in the nose with them being much stronger in the taste. Some herbal tea spice and bread rounded out the flavor as this was one to fly out of my glass quickly, as the carbonation was just light enough to keep this from feeling too heavy. Orange pith and deep earth emerged as this warmed up, as everything faded nicely once I finished this off.

This had a bit of booze, but nothing excessive, as it complemented the flavor profile quite nicely. Canned on 3/16, this looked and felt as fresh as could be with the impression of a tap beer that I'd easily have again. Loved this brew as it's easy to see why it's ranked so highly on here!
Jul 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by beefbucket from Missouri

Jul 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by jchanley from Illinois

Jul 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Giggy from Michigan

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by Hawkfish from Washington

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by sd123 from Georgia

May 19, 2022
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Rated by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
As far as IPA goes, this may be one of the very best. Strong hop, robust, not overly high ABV, clear (thank you), pine and herbal aromas.
May 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Bitburger from Vermont

May 02, 2022
 
Rated: 2.84 by mpow34

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Hatchel from Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Used to be “scared” to try this when a buddy had me purchase this for him due to the price & ABV. First time I tried one, it knocked me on my a$$ but started to grow on me. Just enjoy in moderation……..
Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by not2quick from Missouri

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a pale reddish-orange, an off white head, great lacing.
S: Resinous, piney hops.
T: Citrus a nice malty backbone.
F: Not quite thick, well carbonated.
O: One of the better ones....
Feb 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by ryand14 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.67 by CisPiece88 from Nebraska

Jan 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Wxd162

Jan 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.46 by Plonk from Alabama

Dec 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.52 by slimntubbs from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

Oct 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by prisdefer from New York

Oct 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.44 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Jrbrown09 from Indiana

4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
As of late, I've been in an IPA slump--Nothing has been satisfying to my taste. I visited Duluth Minn. and stopped in to bar and had my first Surly Furious. WOW! What a lovely surprise. So much so, going back to baseline e.g., Two Hearted) is boring... I just want to drink another red Surly. It's the hoppy balance with a bit of bite (rye?). I live in Indiana. and wish they offered it in the Hoosier state.
Sep 17, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Sep 15, 2021
 
 
Rated: 4.25 by chossboss from Oregon

Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by TheBrewsClues from California

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A tremendous IPA. It pours a deep amber color with strong lacing. Lots of citrus, with some sweetness like caramel or maybe butterscotch. And a truly smooth mouthfeel.
Aug 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by tatecarson from Louisiana

Jul 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Gem29

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.66 by magic_swaggin from Georgia

Jun 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

May 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

May 08, 2021
 
Rated: 4.17 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Apr 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by mpk2020 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2021
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Reviewed by scootny from New York

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned in October. No doubt the hops have shifted in their representation. Still an impressive hop forward IPA that pays homage to the left coast but establishes its on identity.

Huge head, tons of lace. Lots of pine and citrus What's really lovely is the Scottish malt base.

Nice amount of pine and citrus hits the nose with significant force. Good amount of biscuity malt.

Solid malt front is quickly subsumed by the huge hop component. Pine starts with a big and firm citrus follow through. Super clean and dry finish with a surprising amount of malt. Light hop oil.

Feel is solid and easy drinking. Solid carbonation and quenching swallow.

This reminds me a bit of the early West Coast IPAs like Pizza Port et al. Bigger and heavier malt backbone give it a distinctive personality. Hops are huge and all over this beer. A nice bookend to the other great midwest/heartland American IPA, Bells Two Hearted. Great overall brew. British malt, American hopping. Wonderful beer.
Apr 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.15 by NHSTEVE from New Hampshire

Apr 03, 2021
Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 5939 ratings