Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First of all, a huge thanks for this great extra from ShadesOfGray. Cheers! [edit] Had this a second time the other day from a new batch and I enjoyed it even more.

Appearance - Pours a surprisingly dark caramel color into my JP Pint Glass. Over a finger of tan head is achieved that dissipates at a moderate pace, leaving good looking lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell - There is an instant heavy piney, bitter hop aroma that emerges from the glass while in the process of pouring this beer. Heavy unripe grapefruit, spicy malt, and a caramel smelling finish.

Taste - Similar to the nose - at the forefront is a bitter, piney hop flavor that melds to light bitter citrus notes and ends with a surprisingly strong malty backbone with a slight caramel finish. [edit] the more I drink this the more there is a bitter twinge at the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, lower carbonation, a somewhat creamy texture, finishes dry/bitter.

Drinkability - Relatively so. I have had this before but never from the can. I was a bit tipsy the other two times I enjoyed this beer which is why I never bothered to review it. Being able to have this now and take the time to review it makes me realize this is indeed a good beer. I always compare other IPA's to RR Blind Pig, and other DIPA's to RR PtE. Hence, seeing as this is a 6.2% IPA I went into drinking this beer to see how it stacks up to my favorite IPA. I am not biased by any means, and know there are different "styles" of IPA's...and this is one of them. A good IPA for sure, though it is a bit bitter and at the same time too malty. However, the more I let this warm up and enjoy it, the more this grows on me. Be sure not to drink the beer too cold - it becomes another and more enjoyable beer once it gets a bit warmer. Damn good and glad I could enjoy it on this hot Southern California day.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark amber with a nice white head.

S - Can you say hops! Citrus and pine flow through the nose.

T - Pine and grapefruit rush. Nice malt finish. Covers the spectrum quite well.

M - Such an excellent medium body. Feels like you should be chewing.

O - A fantastic IPA. Easy to take for granted how easily we can get something this good on tap. Not to rub it in.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to akokandy for trading this. Pours a medium copper with a 3-finger thick, frothy white-yellow head. Lots of lacing.

The smell is of juicy grapefruits, oranges with piney hops and subtle sweet malts. The taste is citrusy--mainly grapefruit--piney hops with a surprising caramel malt flavor as well. Some hop bitterness, but not overpowering. Mouthfeel is really smooth for an IPA with just the right amount of crispness at the end.

This is a highly drinkable IPA that lived up to the hype. It's what an IPA should be--hoppy yet not some sort of extreme IPA that's ridiculously hoppy at the expense of being well-rounded.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 5,556 ratings
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