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): 6.60%

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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Ratings:
5,545
Reviews:
1,537
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's a rising brewery, this is a good American style IPA, but what's the fuss? Unbalanced, can-conditioned, great aroma c-hoppy with bubbly head and grapefruity body, carbonation and mouthfeel average. A hophead feed, but I have had higher IBU that is more drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of jaydoc
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to UMNbeerhunter for sending me this one!

Canned on what I believe says 3/5/11 on the bottom of the can.

Pours a hazy dark amber color with a 1 inch off-white head that fades to a small cap. Nice distinct rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smells of citrus zests and pine trees. A very fresh and delicious smell. Taste is very hop forward with citrus zest and pine needles that fades into a semi-sweet caramel/malt flavor. Medium hop bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. The beer has a mild carbonation level which makes it very smooth and a bit thick. Overall, this is a great IPA and my first from Surly. I like their phrase on the can "Beer for a glass, from a can". I am looking forward to the other Surly cans I have yet to try.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a fantastic ipa, which totally took me by surprise. the pour is pretty standard, pale orangey straw color with a finger or two of white foam. the nose is piney hops, sure to be a high alpha bomb, some lightly toasted american barley malt happening as well, but the big oily hops are stealing the show. the flavor confirms a nice hoppy brew, but fairly balanced despite how intense the hops are here. what surprised me more than anything is how soft the mouthfeel is. its really really gentle on the tongue, which is absolutely not what we have come to expect in ipas. the carbonation is relaxed but suitable, and the body is near medium, but somehow there is the feather soft character to it that is a total shocker. really wonderful way to experience hops. in the end i loved my first surly beer, not one of their highest acclaimed brews, but a very impressive introduction. the feel makes it.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #2500: This beer poured out much darker than I expected. It has a deep orange color, almost red. The head was a light tan color and decent sized. The smell of the beer is malty and sweet. There is a pleasent floral hop aroma. The taste of the beer is nicely balanced, there is a sweet malt flavor that has a moderate hop finish. The mouthfeel is clean and a little oily. The carbonation is crisp and sharp. Overall this beer is really good, looking forward to drinking the others I have.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of metter98
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high beige head that only died down a little and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: The smell is moderately strong and has an interesting mix of citrus, tropical fruit and pine resin aromas from the hops.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and is dominated by complex flavors from the hops. There is a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The mixture of aromas and flavors from the hops make this a very interesting IPA to sip and savor.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Second session with this beer: May 19, 2009. Along with the impressions from my first meeting with Furious, the maltiness (Scottish?!) gives a flavor somewhere between sun-kist malts and fresh toast. The creamy body lightens at mid-palate for a silky smooth and ultimate refreshing beer. Always a pleasure. Thanks to Arvjunk for the trade!

Good to finally get my hands on this beer. has to be one of the better IPA's out there. The beer begins with a heavily froathy pour that brings on amber and orange colors with a heavy rust undertone. The nose is dominated by juicy, thirst quenching perfumes and citrus notes, all woven into a rich malt pillow --mouth watering to say the least. The flavors are highly devoted to ripe oranges and ruby-red grapefruit centered on medium malt flavors that stop shy of caramel or artificial sweetness. Back up notes of pineapples, peppery esters, and mild alcohols all complement the rich malt body, while adding a lot of complexity. Textures are Marzen-like, but with that influence of citrus hops. Finishes quite clean, juicy, and with a crisp dryness. No problem finding the bottom of this glass. Thanks Nathan15 for sharing.

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, at 6.6% ABV, and thanks be to rogerdandy for the donation to the cause. I never knew this brewery had so many awesome-sounding products!

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some layered gear chain lace around the glass as it gently seeps out of sight.

It smells of grainy, lightly doughy caramel malt, somewhat dank pine resin, mixed domestic and tropical citrus fruit, a certain flinty chalkiness, and further leafy, floral, and grassy hop bitters. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, a soft biscuity breadiness, sassy pine needles and their forest floor friends, some lemon, orange, and white grapefruit rind, still heady chalky notes, and maybe a twinge of herbal and perfumed floral acridity.

The carbonation is nice and supportive in its sturdy and yet frivolous frothiness, the body a dense middleweight, and mostly smooth, the hops kind of stepping on a few stems and pistils in their traipsing through this particular rose garden. It finishes off-dry, the biscuity caramel seeming to show just a bit more lingering heft than those swirling hop kiddies.

Yeah, this shit is good enough to make me irksome, and perhaps a tad mad that I hadn't yet encountered its pumped-up American IPA goodness. It's always when ya aren't looking, that crazily enjoyable stuff like this falls right into your lap, and even faster down your waiting gullet. Excuse me, I have to go get a bit more riled up with the rest of this tall-boy can.

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3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-draught into a pilsner glass in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Reviewed from notes. Expectations were moderate. I can't recall the price.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger head of nice cream, good thickness, and good retention. Colour is a semitransparent amber.

Sm: Very hoppy. Some cream. Moderate in strength.

T: Very hoppy, but luckily these lads at Surly understand the value of balance. Very flavorful and tasty. Some toasted malt in the foundation is pleasant. Nice cream. Very well balanced (rare for an IPA)m and pretty well built. Fairly complex.

Mf: Smooth, wet, crisp, refreshing, and pleasant. Suits the flavours.

Dr: Very drinkable for the style, not falling prey to the pitfalls of overdone coarseness and bitterness. One of the few IPAs I'd have again.

***
02/08/17 on-draught:

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a fresh keg.

Pint arrives with an orange tinted 1/2" cap of foam on it. The body is a deep reddish orange, with sticky sheets of lacing. Very earthy aroma, herbal and resinous, with a whiff of pale malt. Fruity hoppiness is missing here.

Huge 100 IBU level is felt immediately in the first sip, it packs a wallop. There is a hearty malt component, and a vague hint of tangerine. Bitterness rises and ebbs in the finish, with a long, dry decline. Herbal, somewhat piney, not as much fruit as one might expect. It has a sturdy feel, with a good level of carbonation. The high IBUs might discourage rainy-day IPA drinkers, but this is a godsend to hopheads.

It was very easy to finish the pint, and i'll be watching for Surly on tap around Chicago. For now i'll be content with Three Floyds for my hop fix...

2008 edit: After drinking this a dozen times at different places, i'm enjoying it alot. Aroma and vibrancy in taste can vary due to freshness, but overall it's a solid IPA every time.

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark amber color with a sturdy head that leaves shards of lace

Smell: Pineapple and pine; grapefruit pith, too

Taste: Starts with an incredibly fruity blend of pineapple, tangerine and grapefruit that, after the swallow, becomes quite pithy and slightly herbal, with the caramel malt elements also coming into play

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Just a classic IPA for those who like their beers fruity and bitter

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Photo of oline73
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy reddish amber with two fingers of off white head. The head dissipates but leaves a layer and lots of lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt with hints of caramel as well as citrus peel hops and I think I'm picking up some spice.

Taste: Bitter citrus peel hops dominate. There is enough sweet malt to somewhat balance it, but the hops steel the show. There is some spice and the finish is quite bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a nice amount of carbonation. The finish has a slight dryness to it.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer. The malt was there enough to make it more interesting than other IPAs, but the hops steal the show. I'd love to have more.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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