Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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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

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4.3
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can a deep orange-amber color with two fingers of off-white head. Generous lacing left behind.

Bright aroma of citrus and pine with this one.

The bright citrus from the aroma was definitely present along with sweet caramel malts for nice balance. Finished with a lightly bitter bite.

Medium bodied and clean with a moderate carbonation.

Finally made a trip to Minnesota where I had the chance to try and buy Surly. Made the trip worth while. Delicious.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Generously provided to me by Todd after his voyage through Minneapolis. Freshness date is printed at the bottom of the can as "08/02/13," so almost two months old at this point. However, it was pretty fantastic fresh, and I'm not anticipating too many problems at this point. Poured into a tulip glass from a 16oz can.

Different from your average IPA, this pours a reddish-orange amber, almost the color of a darkened bruised apple. Contains a ton of carbonation, with a head that gloriously rises to the top of the glass about 4 fingers high. Leaves behind a good deal of lacing, and head retention, while not amazing, is quite good and lasts a good long while at the top of the glass. Looks extremely resinous and juicy in every respect, which is phenomenal considering the low ABV at hand - and given the quality of this, it *is* a major wow factor in measuring this beer's greatness.

The aroma is extremely pungent as far as hoppy beers go - big notes of pine, blood oranges, ripe apples, pears, and refined notes of caramel and toffee. There's a sharp herbal aroma that melds after the pine, and smells like a fresh hop cone the last time I ever had the chance to whiff on one. The pears and oranges are incredible here, and this is perhaps one of the most pungent, fresh piney flavors I've ever encountered in an IPA before. There are slight spices as well, ranging from white pepper to green pepper, but it's all about the pine and caramel here. Amazing - I could smell this all day.

I believe I was in love with the beer from the first sip on - and for none of the reasons I expected! Rather than the commonplace grapefruit and caramel flavor that these beers offer (at least out here on the West Coast), this instead turns out to be chock-filled with amazing dried fruit notes of Fuji apples, pears, apricots, blood oranges, red grapes, and limes, which then melt into a massive piney and nutty (almond-like) profile that melds terrifically with the caramel and toffee in question, as well as a dash of honey to add extra sweetness. Extremely juicy - this is so fruit like, and the ABV is so low and hidden, that I kept quaffing this down with various gulps rather than respectful sips I usually reserve for such aromatic beers. Creamy, dry, but highly oily and resinous from all of the hops. Unbelievably balanced. How do they do it?

I cannot for the life of me figure out how Surly made such a balanced, low-ABV, flavorful, resinous IPA of this caliber. This is one that lives up to the hype, and at the low price of $4 a can, this is too good not to pass by for any self-respecting beer geek. If you can't get access to one of these like most of us, and you love IPAs, do everything you can to get one! Amazing stuff. I'm going to do what I can to get more cans in the future.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
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