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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Photo of clay23
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Cath
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of roadhouse
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass. Thanks to natasharai for this one, unfortunately my last can of Surly from our trade!

Appearance is a hazy red-orange color with a one inch frothy looking off-white head. Leaves quite a bit of lacing on the glass. All Surly beers from the can seem to have the same frothy looking head, I wonder if it's something to do with the cans.

Aroma is exploding with juicy tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, tons of grapefruity citrus and even a soft and sweet caramel malt backing.

Taste has that caramel sweetness up front that is joined by tropical fruit at the start then it blends with some bitter grapefruity citrus hops. A bit of a biscuity malt quality shows up in here somewhere and lasts until the linger. The finish brings a bit more of the hops' piney qualities out. Overall, this one is very balanced though.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a very creamy consistency to it. Basically what I would consider perfect carbonation for this style.

I don't know what I was thinking when I had this one on-tap last July. They must have poured me the wrong beer or something. This is one of the best IPAs out there, and even as I am somewhat burned out on IPAs, this one is a keeper no matter what.

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Photo of SharkNado
3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of daledeee
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of coldmeat23
2.96/5  rDev -31%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Clear, medium copper colored, liquid. A little more than a finger of light tan foam for a head. Retention is really good and lacing is thick and in a solid ring.
Really a great looking brew.

Hops. Big pine hops. Lush tropical/citrus hops. Just overflowing with the floral bouquet of hops.
A very light hint of caramel malts.
Smells completely out of balance.

I'm shocked. It tastes like hops.
This is such a harsh hops bitterness. I can tell that there are some caramel malt notes in there, but just when they come forward, the hops leapfrog right over them and attack your pallette.
This is way too far out of balance, for me.

The mouth is crisp and sharp with a slight touch of creaminess.

If you love hops, this is definitely one to search for. Like you didn't know that, already, though. If you haven't had it, get it.
The very definition of the term 'hop-bomb'.
If you don't absolutely love hops, this is probably not for you.

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Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ChrisinRI
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of capnamerica
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of bcrossan
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyMc
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting to try this!!

Pours out a deep amber/copper color with 3 fingers of off-white head.

The aroma is packed with citrus, pine and earthy hop notes. There is a decent malt backbone here with bready, caramel and toffee notes too.

The taste is also hop forward, but very balanced. There are strong amounts of orange, some tangerine and pine hop notes. There is a slight floral character to it as well. This flows into the big malt backbone with tons of caramel, toffee and biscuit notes.

The body is medium and the mouthfeel is crisp. Very easy to drink.

A solid IPA, but nothing that will blow you away. Very easy to drink because of the balance between bitter and sweet. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can into red wine glass, served just a hair cooler than cellar temp and up from there. Thanks once again to Dev (buckeyesox) for the chance to try this one!

Pours hazy, dark brown red. This is really dark for an IPA. Head is massive, three-fingers, khaki, dense and rocky. Fantastic lacing and stickage, and some nice effervescence as well. I can't imagine an IPA looking any better than this fantastic specimen.

Nose is great too. Notes of grapefruit fill up the space surrounding the beer. Rindy, piney notes are there as well, with maybe a hint of caramel underneath, but the bright hops notes dominate.

Taste is fantastic. Big and piny, the hops just dominate up front, but it's clearly flavor first/bitterness second, which is the mark of the best IPAs. Lots of grapefruit as well, especially as the beer warms up a bit. Toasty malt comes through as a clearly secondary note, well integrated hinting at caramel, emerging after the initial piney first wave. Finish is long, dry, with a firm but controlled bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and so creamy, soft but full carbonation, dry finish.

Drinkability is great. Every time I burped it was so delicious I just wanted to drink more. Top notch IPA, and deserving of the hype in my opinion. My favorite Surly beer so far.

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Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of irishkyle21
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours with an off white head that stays a good two fingers thick for most of the brew. Nice amounts of lace mark the glass. Very good looking hazy brownish orange color.

Smells of hops!, citric, grapefruity, resiny hops! oh and there's some caramel malt some where in the midst of all those hop aromas.

This is one hell of a tasty drinkable beer. Damn Scott only sent me one whats up with that? (jk, I wouldn't want to give any up). The hops lead the charge all the way through, citrus, grapefruit, pine and a strong malt presence to try and stop the onslaught of the hops but to no avail. What the hell just happend to me?

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of chugalug06
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark murky amber hue with a slightly off-white color head. Head is quite foamy and solid looking. Nice looking bubble stream from the bottom though the middle. Spotty lacing.

S - Amazingly nice tropical scent with extreme citrus and toffee notes. Slight pine resonates too... Very "sticky" scent. I can smell this brew sitting on my table. Pungent amazingness.

T - Very light flavor for an IPA, quite enjoyable. Very hop forward with a relaxed back feeling. Not overly bitter, but still has the IPA bite. Well done Surly.

M - Great mouthfeel; light, air-y, balanced, well carbonated, addicting.

D - Strong. I could down many of these, but I think it could get me in some trouble... Consumed around 55 degrees from a NB Globe. Canned 3/29/11. Great brew!

This was my first Surly brew ever and will definitely be seeking more in the future. Thanks for the trade Nick!


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Photo of Docer
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Brentk56 for this in a trade.

- Dark copper, almost looks like a red ale.. fluffy white foam, leaves a thin pillow of foam. Rather clear, and only maybe slightly cloudy.

- Big citrus hops, orange, tangerine, floral... sweet caramel, grain, bready... roasty.. earthy,.

- Very good brew.. caramel malt, sweet grain... almost like a sweet tea.. huge citrus hops, pineapple, grapefruit.. slight pine.

- Light to medium bodied, slightly dry and cloying. Slight creaminess to it.

- Very drinkable, balanced, and truly a great IPA.

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Photo of Lynn
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,626 ratings