Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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4.29 w/ 5,557 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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Photo of Bonis
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WunderLlama
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tap poured into pint glass at the yard house

Clear red liquid , thin layer of white foam

Aroma of citrus hops, whiff of pine

Good hop forward taste , citrus

Good beer

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Photo of djgustafson
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Photo of TrilliumFan
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Thanks to Jeff, beckje01, for the hand delivery.

Beautiful clear auburn pour. modest but persistent head. Lacing clings to glass. Ring around the edge of glass when head recedes.

Glorious floral and citrusy hop nose. Some caramel sweetness blending and balancing perfectly. Yum. Has legs.

Very well balanced, caramel sweetness and citrusy hop flavors dancing together and finishing clean. Subdued bitterness lingers on the tongue.

controlled fiz with a smooth, almost silky texture.

too yummy to pound, but easily quaffable. Really smooth, balanced and tasty. A super solid beer. Surly makes Minnesota proud with this one.

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Photo of zrab11
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice brown color with minimal head.

S- has a piney aroma followed by hints of grapefruit and toffee. also picking up some carmel and hops

T- Starts with a nice hop bite followed by a tiny bit of carmelsweetness and ends with a dry hoppy finish.

M-medium bodied

O-Overall i wasn't that impressed with this beer. Its a decent IPA but felt like its balance wasn't that great and it didn't have anything that made it stand out in the IPA categorie

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IronLover
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Rusty copper red in color with a heavy chill haze that clarifies as this warms. Poured with a billowy off-white foam that slowly reduced to a thick frothy cap that leaves soapy, sticky lacings on the glass. Slightly pungent citrus grapefruit and pineapple aromas with floral notes over the top and pine hop bitterness beneath. Aromas are undeniably hop forward, however sweet caramel aromas. On the thinner side of medium bodied with a slick oily feel up front until tangy carbonation rolls through the middle. Fresh grapefruit and citrus flavors up front and through the middle that transition to pleasant pine hop bitterness to the finish. Sweet malty backbone throughout. Finishes semi-dry with citrus grapefruit notes followed by light pine hop bitterness.

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Photo of clay23
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Lemke10
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours a semi-clear, dark amber color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is strong with hops and citrus mixed with some floral tones. The taste is extremely bold in bitter hops especially for being 99 IBUs. Great texture with decent drinkability but with 16 ounces, you can expect your taste buds to be ruined for a little while. The first Surly beer I have ever had and it’s delicious.

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Photo of snansel
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Random can given to me by a friend of a friend who recently made a trip to Minnesota. I've been eagerly awaiting trying something by Surly - which we aren't likely to get in Ontario soon - so this should be a treat.

Poured into a nonic. A nice bright copper-amber brew that left a thick, creamy head. Tons of lacing here, while the head survives as a thick ring. Some sediment flakes are suspended throughout the glass. Looks brilliant.

Nose is wonderful hoppy goodness. Grapefruit, earth, tropical fruit, resin, toffee, bread. Could have been a touch stronger, but man was this nice.

A great IPA that delivers a hoppy blast in a big way. Starts with a bitter citrus hoppy blast, mellows for a moment to let the malts and sweet fruits (mango, lychee) get some attention, before another bitter hoppy wave hits you on the way out. The finish is very long and hoppy. Terrific stuff.

Slightly creamy, thinner bodied, mild but potent carbonation. I could sip this all night.

Definitely did not disappoint. I haven't had a good American craft IPA in a while and this was a great brew to break that fast. Surprisingly balanced, fruity, yet of course the hops steal the show. Wish I could have more of this...one will not suffice.

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Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of Jordy777
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of VashonGuy
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at MSP airport. They served it very very cold, but hey, I've got an hour to kill, so I wait for it to warm.

There's not very much aroma, even after it warms. The taste is malty, a little caramel, and plenty of bitter hops. I don't taste the "grapefruit bomb" that others describe. Yes, there's some grapefruit in the taste, but nowhere near as much as in other IPAs I've had. There's more pine.

Overall, it's a fine beer.

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Photo of mjtiernan
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Thanks to my buddy Jeff for picking up a 4 pack of this on his latest road trip which happened to be to Minnesota. Anytime he hits the road, I give him a list and he has yet to fail me. Review is from notes taken on 12/18/2009 and poured from the can to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a rich caramel/coppery color and starts with a one finger, slightly off-white head that fades toa full skim with some chunkier spots here and there; body is clear and shows moderate carbonation; spotty sticky lacing left on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Hop bliss... Tons of sticky piney hops followed by a sweet caramel malty backing, exactly what a great IPA should be - tons of hops up front and that firm support of malt in the back.

Taste: Straight up front piney hop bitterness with a very slight caramel malt presence that provides just a minimal amount of balance that really allows the hop bitterness to dominate the flavors as they should; simple straightforward and awesome; there is a slight coppery metallic bite at the end of it, but I can live with that.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and smooth; again smooth carbonation; sticky pine resin leaves a fair coating all over the mouth.

Drinkability: Very high, I could drink this all day if it was available in this area. I can really see why it's in the top 100.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can with a 2/14/17 date poured into a Trillium 16oz snifter. Looks like a clear amber ale with a half finger of loosely packed head that receded to a ring around the glass and left minimal lacing. Aroma is pine and earthy peat moss. Flavor is pine and bitter citrus. Taste like I'm chewing on an orange peel. There is a slight sweetness but I wouldn't call it caramel as the commercial description claims. Mouthfeel is very dry, very thin, and very bitter. I had high hopes based on the high score this gets, but now I'm regretting buying 4 cans. It's not very balanced, and falls short for me.

Drinking my last can on 3/26/17. The extreme bitterness and dryness has subsided and the sweet caramel malts are balancing out the hops quite nicely. A little age does this beers wonders. My score has been adjusted upwards.

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Photo of Beertracker
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of SuperHop18
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

Copper colored with a massive sticky off-white head. Lot's of lace sticks to the sides of the glass. Smells like a citrus fruit bowl and buttermilk biscuits. It's different, but I like it. Huge abrasive hops abuse the taste buds. Lot's of citrus and piney flavors with hints of caramel. Full mouthfeel with sharp hoppiness. Easy drinker for the hopheads. Probably not the best IPA I've ever had but it's a very good one.

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Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +16.6%

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 5,557 ratings
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