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
Ranking:
#595
Reviews:
1,558
Ratings:
5,635
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,519
Gots:
1,164
Trade:
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Photo of ChIuPgAo715
3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Could rate higher some nights, lower on others. A solid, drinkable, but in the end, unexceptional, IPA.

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

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ocalafox
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MaxOhle
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned 3/5/18. Pours a caramel-brown-tea color with an off-white-yellowish head of 3 fingers. Sparse lacing left on the glass as the head recedes.

Aroma of fresh pine needles, dank marijuana, old apartment complex, and moldy carpet. And more marijuana. Oh and then some more.

Flavor is way more impressive than I thought it'd be. Sticky and sweet with some caramelized brown sugar, flipping over to dank weed and pine needles, finishing on caramel rolls and baked bread. Some slight orange slice in there, too.

Feel is carbonated first, then starchy, then resiny. Poppy finish. Also instant headache with this one. Certain Lagunitas beers do the same thing to me.

Overall, besides Todd the Axeman I'm not a major fan of anything Surly, but I figured I'd try this since it was spanking fresh. It's not bad - it's not my style of IPA, but damn if it isn't a good mimic of a breakfast caramel roll with an orange slice on the side without the general sweetness, eaten in a house of pot smokers.

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Photo of Roguer
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear transparent red-hued amber ale, topped by a prodigious light cream colored head. Excellent retention and nice lacing. Very lively.

Lovely aroma: caramel grains and brown sugar provide a strong backbone for pine, grapefruit, and mandarin orange hop notes. Slightly floral. Not an overly complex nose, but straightforward, inviting, and satisfying.

Flavor follows. It's an intensely bitter IPA, the caramel grains carry more weight than expected. Hop notes match the aroma, along with a slightly dank finish.

Crisp, lively, active, with a fairly dry finish.

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Photo of HabaJohn
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of habaceeba
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of arr3388
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nuggetlover
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chebode2
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint can into a pub glass.

Appearance--Excellent two-finger foamy head with good retention and lacing. A very pleasing crimson color.

Aroma--Not always the biggest IPA fan, but this has a nice, balanced approach with sweet malt and piney hops in a fine harmony.

Taste--Again, I've not been a huge IPA fan--too many brewers have ruined the style by making it an IBU contest. The concept here works--a fair amount of sweet Scotch malt mixed with the bitterness provides some interesting nuance.

The mouthfeel is great--as usual one of the best aspects of an IPA. Nice carbonation and lift. Very drinkable.

Overall, this is one of my favorite IPA's. For those looking for an more "approachable" (i.e., not so bitter that it's trying to win an IBU prize) IPA, this is your ticket.

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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Needmorebeer312
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gardner254
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jmiller0396
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Psualum94
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoeandRyan
4.92/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,635 ratings