Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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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.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Presentation: My third Surly sampling. Much thanks to Packforever1976, an awesome trader! Poured into an Imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours with three fingers of light tan head. This settles slowly, more condenses, to about half its original size, leaving behind incredible, sticky, webbed lacing. The beer itself is the color of tarnished copper, with a small amount of activity.

Smell: Incredibly powerful aroma; I can smell it as the glass sits on the desk in front of me. Smell is unbelievably piney and smells like sticking your nose in a bag of fresh hops.

Taste: Obvious dry-hopping flavors upfront. Piney, but not to the extent of the smell. A little more spicy than the smell, with some citrus. Blends seamlessly into a biscuity caramel malt.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Body is good.

Drinkability: OMFG, this beer is great. So amazingly flavorful without being undrinkable. A perfect blend of malt and hops. I read about this offered on cask. I can only imagine how great that is.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To call a beer perfect is a tall order, but this one is. I am an absolute hop head and this is a gem in my quest for the holy ale! It pours like no other beer I have experienced. While it is the typical orange of other IPA's, it is murky and has particulate matter floating about. It is surly, surely. The smell, to quote a good pal of mine, is GLORIOUS! Citrus-pine-grapefruit will overtake your nostrils and initiate a hop coma that may be summed up in just one word; mmm. Or "mmm, beer" if you want to quote a famous father we all know. Oh, the taste... Perfection. I wonder if they just put hops in a blender and then canned it. If you are a floral hopoholic, this is the beer you have been looking for. Imbibe, my brothers and sisters.

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Without question, one if not my favorite IPA of all time, year after year.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,635 ratings