Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
5,545
Reviews:
1,538
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.56%
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a clear deep ruby red color. It’s pretty deeply

The aroma is quite nice. You get tons of fresh smelling hops. It’s 6 weeks old at 5/21/13 on the bottom of the can. There’s tons of sweet pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, some citrus. A bit of bready malt. Then there’s tons of pine and floral as it warms up. It’s a bit sweet, but just hugely “hoppy.”

The flavor follows with a bit of that citrus peel and tropical, but a good amount of that sweet malt, but not sticky or sweet. Then the bitterness is a highlight with a very dry West Coast. It’s citrus, grapefruit, and Simcoe pine. This really is a hoppy beer without being too offensively bitter.

The mouthfeel is medium to light being a West Coast style beer. The malt isn’t big nor too sweet, but it sits there to hide that this is almost 100 IBU at 6.2%, you surely don’t get that. I’d imagine it could be more offensive with the bitterness like Overrated.

The beer is extremely drinkable and really a great example of a West Coast style. I wish I could have this more because I could drink this all the time. Having had Overrated a few days before, this is more of a complete beer. The aroma and balanced (despite being an "unbalanced" beer) malt profile slightly beats the wonderful bitterness of Overrated. Not a fruit or pine bomb, just a simple light body and hoppy brew.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 5,545 ratings.
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