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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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to MeLikeBeer for this one.

This beer, poured out of the colorful 16 oz. can, was a slightly foggy amber peach color with a frothy dirty tan head that billowed up out of my pint glass. This settled soon and left an irregular film and a collar that left some nice lace.

Smells of a mouth-watering nectarine and pine hop with a little touch of honey, oats and apple juice behind it. Or maybe honey and grapefruit on rye bread? I’ll have to try this for breakfast some time.

The smell transfers nicely over into the flavor with that huge piney hops that now has a little more pine than fruit. The malt is now more focused on smooth creamy steel-cut oats with a hint of honey.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a rather large carbonation that thickens this up nicely. It also numbs my mouth reminding me bow my head to the awesome nature of the selected hops.

This one’s an instant classic. I’ll be bringing a lot of this back to the east coast with me when I visit MN this winter.

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

Pours slightly hazed copper with a thick, off-white, lasting head.

The smell is of sharp citrus. Some pine/resin. Caramel backing.

The taste is of spicy, sharp citric, piney, almost resiny hops. Powerful hop bitterness tied together and balanced by a subtle caramel sweetness. Hops remain assertive, though controlled. A rye-like dryness in the long finish.

Creamy and chewy. Hops galore, but enough sweet caramel to give it body and depth. A "hop head" delight! Smooth despite on-slaught of hops. Great stuff!

Thanks to WankerWeasel for this hoppy treat!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Surprising beer coming from a can! light aroma, a nice amber color with generous effervescence, a bit cloudy though, with some sediments at the bottom, which is unusual for a beer in a can!

The flavor is truly exceptional, a deep, deep, rich hoppiness, perfectly balanced bitterness, light spicy/citrusy aftertaste. An exceptional beer overall, would rank high in an IPA beer tasting.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,522 ratings.
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