Furious | Surly Brewing Company

5,569 Ratings

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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of nataku00
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An extra from a trade. Can poured into a tulip glass. Beer is a mostly clear dark amber color, with a very slight haze. Initial finger of off white foamy and bubbly head with lots of large bubbles dissipated quickly to the surface. Lots of lacing left on the edge of the glass that sticks a long time, and a lot of large bubbles on the surface of the beer.

A decent amount of aroma from this can of Furious. Tangerine and grapefruit, dank earthy hops, light pine notes, and caramel malt sweetness.

Taking a sip, pine needles, earthy and grassy hops hit the tongue first, pleasantly bitter. Some of the citrus peel comes along later with the good malt sweetness more biscuit than the darker caramels on the nose. Surprisingly clean finish on the tongue, almost no aftertaste.

Light bodied and well carbonated with smooth small bubbles. Clean finish and light body makes this very refreshing for, especially with the alcohol being a non factor while drinking it.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes after having on 12/20/13. Enjoyed out of a tallboy can with a canning date of 8.13.13 marked on the bottom. Poured into a 50 cL glass stein with a textured exterior.

Appearance - Pours a deep ruby orange hue with a fair amount of haze. It's like glowing copper, with shades of burgundy where the head obscures the light coming through. Atop the body is a one finger orange-tinted creme-colored frothy head that hangs around for a few minutes before dissipating to a virtual fog of suds across the surface of the liquid. Lacing is like a mottled net of residue on the side of the glass. A truly beautiful beer that looks somewhat like an American amber ale.

Smell - Grapefruit and orange zest are at the front of the nose, but they evolve into less citric and sweeter notes like pine resin, caramel malt and English toffee. There is also an earthy, mineral quality too, but in a good way.

Taste - Here the hops and grain bill do less of a one-two punch like in the aroma and combine for a blend of both characteristics. Citrus and lemongrass along with pine cone and burnt sugar; a nice complement of bitter and sweet. Notes of the earth and sun tea are both present as well from the substantial malt background. Caramel malt is again a major player in the profile.

Mouthfeel - Body is on the fuller side of medium, with moderate carbonation, but plenty to keep it nice and prickly throughout my enjoyment of the beer. Finish is semisweet with faint lingering bitterness.

Overall, a delicious beer that has a full-on duet going between the hops and grain. Big hoppy citrus and pine but plenty of malt to balance it out. I'm a huge fan of hop bomb IPAs, but I must say that I really enjoy this take that is more balanced. It still has plenty of big flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with Faro - many thanks! Poured from a 1 pint can into my pint glass. The back of the can had a blurb about the beer - did a good job describing the fury within. It was a cloudy reddish-orange with tons of carb bubbling up. It had a good light tan head that settled into a constant film. Heavy lacing. The aroma was hop attack with citric and pine. Could smell a little of the malt in the back but not the buttery toffee that some describe. The taste was also a hop attack. Very piney with a bitter, but not too bitter, aftertaste. It's listed as an AmIPA but I could easily see this as an ADIPA. The mouthfeel was creamy with an all out assault by the hops. Overall, a great beer and glad I got to try it. Only caveat for me is that it is so strong on hops that I'd really need to be in the mood for it before trying again. This is not a beer to just wipe out unless you are prepared for a ton of hop shredding. Highly recommend. (4, RB-OAY, T, Y, MBIM)

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer from JeffKrenner

A: Deep, dark, mahogony brown with amber kicks and some floaters going on. Head is killer; frothy like whipped cream with just a hint of sand coloring to it. Super tight bubbles make the head look seriously creamy. Really is a gorgeous sight to be seen...I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture.

S: Loads of aroma here. This beer lives on the "pine" side of the spectrum. Copius amounts of crumbled pine needles, orange peel and grapefruit zest. Maybe some pear and pomegranite in there as well.

T: In the beginning... there were earthy pine kicks at the tip of the tongue. Oily, fresh hops spill across the tongue leaving pungent resins towards the back of the palate. You know that smell when you break a sappling in two but the wood is so fresh that it doesn't actually break? This is how fresh this beer is to me. Malt is fairly subdued yet there, mostly consisting of canned strawberries, pink grapefruit and just a touch of caramel. Finishes extremely bitter, taste buds towards the back of the tongue getting absolutely attacked.

M: Medium to full mouthfeel with very good carbonation.

D: If this beer tasted as good as it smelled, this beer would be worth the legendary rating. Alas, the flavor wasn't as complex as the nose would leave one to believe. One day I'll try this beer on tap and see whats up then. Either way, very drinkable and enjoyable (as you can see by my rating).

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co nonic pint glass

A: Pours copper amber with a creamy tan head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and candied orange, pine, fruity notes, peach, apricot, passion fruit, a bit earthy, toasty bready malt, and caramel toffee sweetness.

T: Leads with a nice bite of grapefruit and pine, then the fruity side opens up to candied orange, peach,, apricot, and passion fruit, a little peppery spice, a bit earthy, backed with slightly toasty bready malt, and caramel toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body moderate carbonation.

O: My first Surly beer. Couldn't believe it when I saw a pretty fresh can sitting on a shelf while on a road trip. Wish I nabbed more. I'd put this somewhere in the red IPA or hoppy amber range, but who cares. It's damn tasty.

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4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can thanks to yamar68. A long time want! Poured into an HF tulip.

Pour: Clear amber with finger and half of off white head. Leaves really nice lacing, and the head forms a nice film on the body.

Smell: Caramel sweetness, a nice resinous pine, and some tangerine in the back. This is really malt forward on the nose.

Taste: Follows the nose. Lots of caramel sweetness with a substantial bitterness, that gives way to pine and citrus. Really nice, but not what I was hoping for or what I'd even expect from an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Really, really juicy, despite the substantial malt bill on the taste. Pretty darn drinkable. The best aspect of this beer for sure.

Overall: Not what I was hoping for from Furious, so I confess myself disappointed, but still a tasty experience nonetheless.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,569 ratings
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