Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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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.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

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Photo of rowingbrewer
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a yellowy orangish color with a pretty descent and sticky white head. the smell is very citrusy with some pine notes as well, a very well balanced hop profile. the flavor is pretty similar with citrus just beating out pine for the dominant hop characters, along with just enough malt backbone so its not just a total hop bomb. the mouthfeel is crisp dry and well carbed. overall this is a very solid brew

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Photo of fuzzcherry
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of clay23
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of inspektor
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to wankerweasel for this one. hands down the best beer i have ever had out of a can. was much darker in color than i expected-a deep, reddish brown. lots going on in the bouqet: roasty, toasty notes from the scottish malts, piney hops, toffee, nuts, and more that i can't recall due to being shlitzfaced yesterday. just a bit of residual malt sweetness but still plenty of malt backbone. medium to full-bodied mouthfeel. long, dry, bitter finish. brings a lot of flavor and body to the table for a beer of this abv, so plenty good in the drinkability dept.
update-i've had this many times now, even on tap, and this is really good fucking shit. very much like an alpha king, just a bit roastier and more husky.
update 2: got another case, this shit is the best. super fresh in the can and perfect. just unbelievably great.

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Photo of russwbeck
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Side by side with Furious on-tap at a Surly tapping at Churchkey in DC. Centennial hops lend their leafy selves to the beer inside the cask.

A: Hazy yellow orange pour with a finger of bubbly white head. The retention isn't as good as the on-tap offering was, but the haziness of the body makes up for it.

S: The aroma is a littler more sweet, with the fruit playing a bigger role. Citrus mostly with only a slight pine note.

T: When I think about a word to describe the taste...it's muted. Fruit forward, dry and bitter as an afterthought. Mostly all citrus. It does have a clean finish.

MF: Heavy body for an American IPA, with a below average carbonation (obviously, this beer was in the cask!). Sort of bitter with a dry finish. It was stil pretty drinkable, however, you just didn't get a lot of flavor.

O: A bit disappointed. The hops in the cask don't really add any real discernable difference in flavor, sadly. It was good, just not as good as the tap version. Probably would skip this next time.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of jemarent
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.9/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Furious pours a full amber cherry color, slightly hazy with a huge fluffy off-white sea foam head. Nice retention, and lace sticks all over the glass on the way down.

Smell: Boom! Tons of caramel malt, grapefruit, and piney hops... just when I crack the can open. When I get down in it, the hops have some herbal character, but the pine is still the most dominant.

Taste: Furious just knocks my socks off - this is what I want an IPA to be. Sweet buttery toffee and caramel up front. Spicey pine provides an intro to the hop profile. Juicy grapefruit and pineapple, then more pine. Some sweetness comes back at the end to finish relatively clean.

Mouthfeel: Great huge hops create a tingling sensation on the tongue. The right level of carbonation gives it a creamy feel, almost buttery. The hops make it juicy. The only thing that really detracts from the feel is that a little hop oil remains on the tongue and some stickiness stays on the lips after each sip.

Drinkability: Give me this all the time. Could Abrasive be better than this?

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Photo of LotsofLupulin
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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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Photo of thumperskibum
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 djgustafson
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of rjd722
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,584 ratings
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