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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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my trusty Samuel Smiths' Imperial Pint Glass

A - Pours a burnt, rusty orange, with a creamy, 1 finger head that dissipates quickly, leaving behind a decent amount of lacing. Almost deep enough color to be considered a red IPA.

S - Gobs of pine-gum, Lemon-mint, and lemon verbena. The malt shows up later in the game, on the nose, but backs up this hop bomb, nicely. Simcoe hops, how I love thee... Let me count the ways. 50 IBU's, 60 IBU's...

T - The Taste follows the nose here, with more pine, Lemon rind, mango, and light grassy tones. The malt, once again, lifts up the flavor, providing backbone and hints of rye bread, caramel, and warming alcohol. A VERY well-balanced beer, all told. YUM.

M - Full, and somewhat creamy mouthfeel, driven by the hops, but followed closely by the malts. The ABV helps keep this one warm, without overwhelming the flavor, and adding unneeded heat to the beer.

O - Another beer that makes me glad to have friends that travel out of state... I can't wait for the day that Surly makes it's way to Texas Distributors!!! If you can get your hands on this beer, DO IT! DO IT NOW!!! GET TO THE (C)HOPPER!!! All that said, it's damned tasty, and you should drink it.


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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large Tulip, can dated May 9, 2013. Thanks to FrostyWPG for this one!

A: A somewhat clear, ruby - burnt orange colour, different from the rich golden colour you usually associate with a DIPA, like Abrasive. Not a huge amount of head, perhaps a quick 1 finger, but decent lacing upon retreat.

S: Lots of sweet, roasted malts with a nice underlying hop aroma; refreshing tropical fruit, melons, grape, lightly pined...

T: Straight off, this isn't your regular IPA....(ok it is an American one, but even then...) as oft noted, really starts off caramel, lightly sweet malts with a citrus undertone and slight woodsy flavour.... but then the hops get angry that the malt is stepping to the front! some might even say Furious... (sorry),... there is a sharp about turn in this one as you near the finish and you get hit with waves of piney, grape-ish-fruit bitterness... this one really leaves you with all 99IBU at the end of the sip...

M: slightly light feeling, with medium + carbonation that is a slight fizzy on the tongue... slightly dry and a fair amount of stickiness...

O: Overall I'd say it's a nice beer, but I'm a bit stuck if I'm just glad I've gotten to try it, or it's something I'd drink more often if available.... it has some interesting flavours and is different which I appreciate, but I just feel like it just doesn't have that balance you find brewers seeking in a double IPA, with rich florals/citrus's/sweet flavours to balance out the hop... here you have some toasted malts that aren't that sweet and then a whole wack of hops... it just needs a little more sweetness or fruits or something... not sure if it's the yeast they use or what...? Still worth trying out though as it's not still an interesting hoppy beer...

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received in trade from a friend in Minneapolis and my hopes were high. Furious did not disappoint. A deep, amber/red color, nice off-white head and moderate carbonation all hold up a fresh, fruity scent. The malt back-bone elevates the hops creating a truly satisfying IPA. I'm sold, I just wish I could track it down at my corner store.

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