Furious | Surly Brewing Company

FuriousFurious
BA SCORE
94.4%
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4.29 w/ 5,556 ratings
FuriousFurious
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#557
Reviews:
1,539
Ratings:
5,556
Liked:
5,244
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
9.56%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,523
Gots:
1,128
Trade:
39
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Photo of TargaFlorio
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CahirKeane
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy orange-brown body with a tawny, coarse head that leaves no lace. The nose is based mostly on caramel malt and husk aromas, with a bit of orange juice and pith and some unidentifiable bitterness, similar to noble hop aromas. The flavor is also mostly malt, a coarse, raw, dry kind of malt. The hop flavors are restricted to the basics of orange varieties; any kind of other fruits, skunkiness, pine, earth, or anything else interesting are absent. It is much more bitter than sweet, which isn't to say it is either bitter or dry. The body is medium-full, carbonation has disarmed itself to a pleasant prickle.
I like that a 16 ounce 6.6% can was in my local mix-a-six, apart from that this seemed to be just another brew. Nothing either offensive nor ingenious about it. Balance was great, flavors lacking complexity but ok, body was nice, appearance passable. Sure.

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

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

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JMacho
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mantistobogganmd
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of byronic
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cincy_Beer_Fan
4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kevinpitts
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patches
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of polloenfuego
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an amber color with a nice two finger head. The head broke slowly and there was nice lacing visible. The smell was bready and caramel malts and a broad citrusy hops. The malts show up quickly on tasting but are then pushed out of the way for a hop blast. The hops are strong and remain on the tongue quite a while. The feel is medium with good carbonation.

A long time want for me, and it was great to have. I have learned the lesson of hyping things up though, as this was a good beer, but not a fantastic one.

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Photo of bunsteve
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on a flight from St. Paul to Seattle. Don't know if that made it better or not, but my first impression was that it was too highly carbonated. The color, red-orange, was exactly what I expected from reading the can, and the strong hops aroma came through and persisted throughout the three hour flight. I would like to try this one again while I'm on the ground.

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

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

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

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

Photo of Vidblain
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was always a nice golden orange to amber color with a one and a half fingered white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. The lacing slid into the beer. The smell had a nice sweet maltiness running underneath of a nice citrusy/piney hoppiness. The taste was basically the same that lead to a decent sweet aftertaste and a dry sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat at/about a light to medium in body and holds a decent sessionable aspect about it. The carbonation was slightly smooth as it didn’t really seem to hold its own as far as sharpness for a normal AIPA. Overall, good AIPA for the most part.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 pint can into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 3-28-17.

APPEARANCE: pours a beautiful amber color with one-finger, off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is moderate lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: sweet caramel and bread then pineapple citrus.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet caramel and bread then a pineapple and pine hop blast that really lingers in a good way, this beer is very well balanced even with a powerful hop presence, it's extreme on both ends of the malt vs. hop spectrum.

PALATE: medium body and somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: Surly nailed it, this may be the highest rating I have bestowed on an IPA, not much room for improvement here, this is world class for sure, I am going to tell everyone at work about this beer tomorrow, this is why I love craft beer, I will purchase this again very soon, WELL DONE!!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bbtkd
3.84/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Surly Furious, 6.6% ABV, 99 IBU. Pours medium viscosity and copper, with a half-finger off-white head. Nose is fruity and hoppy, taste follows, with a moderate bitterness. Excellent mouthfeel, a well-balanced beer that doesn't show its 99 IBU rating. Overall excellent.

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Photo of baldusl
1.3/5  rDev -69.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.4% out of 100 with 5,556 ratings
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