Furious | Surly Brewing Company

5,569 Ratings

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.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can Surly kick it? Yes he can!!!! Raul is almost doggone floored by the near utter perfection of this beautiful beast. The hops, the malt... like J-Lo and Marc Antony's marriage before pre-thang thang.

I mean, Raul could do this. He could do this well all night long.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into a snifter

A: Pours a hazy orange-copper color with a light tan head that slowly fades, leaving mild lacing.

S: The aroma consists of orange peel and mango, along with some dry grass and a touch of bready caramel.

T: A mild but bitter pine flavor defines the attack, along with touch of mango. Definitely some tropical fruits but not sweet at all, as some citrusy IPAs can be. The bready flavor combines with earthy, herbal pine to create a potent, lingering taste. Alcohol flavor develops a bit near the finish and complements the bitterness.

M: Medium carbonation with sharp bubbles. Medium thickness and slightly oily. Slightly creamy, too, which makes it feel more full bodied.

O: A surprisingly balanced and drinkable beer given how potent it is. I like an IPA with a good malt backbone, not just a hop bomb, and Furious delivers on that. Hops have a very earthy character, with the fruit flavors subdued. Its a little different than many IPAs in a good way.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Surly Brewing Company - Furious

Look - Pours a smooth clear dark amber, almost a tinge of red. Good foamy head. Moderate carbonation. Good amount of lacing.

Smell - Deep malts with surly signature hops on top (I say signature because they seem to like to use the same ones in most of their main brews). Mouth-watering hints of caramel.

Taste - Snappy smooth malts with a gentle introduction to the bitter hops.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and at the same time bitter and badass. Quite drinkable.

Overall - Damn Surly, another good one.

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ibbjamin
3.96/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

My cousin hooked me up with two 16oz cans of this beer on my last visit to the midwest. I already drank one of them and wasn't overly impressed, but I'll now take a go at a full review. I pour this into a standard pint glass.

Half inch, off white loosely packed head. Copper in color. Good lacing.

Hop forward dank aroma of citrus and pine. Nothing out of the ordinary here, but pleasant on the nose nonetheless.

The taste is much more balanced than my nose predicted. Caramel and biscuits fit the malt profile, while citrus and pine come through on the hop side.

Creamy, clean and medium bodied mouthfeel. The strongest attribute in this beer, making this one very easy to drink.

Overall a solid IPA, and one of the better IPAs east of the Mississippi in my book. To me though, there are so many better west coast IPAs I'd go to before this one.

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4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Victory Hop Devil Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Medium sized , off white...borderline tan head. Deep murky hop haze with some carb bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. Hues of mahogany, orange, and amber.

Smell: Big aromatic floral IPA...and grassy. Light fruit hop notes of orange peel and lemon. Mild spice from the hops and a touch of caramel sweetness from the malts.

Taste/Feel: The floral aspect is very predominant in the flavor. A bit of green tea like earthiness both in the flavor and the dry finish makes me think I'm drinking tea. Sweet toffee malt flavor sticks around on the tongue. Some breadiness, caramel notes, pine, citrus peel/zest (lemon/oranges), and rye spice.

Overall: This beer is totally an East Coast IPA from the Mid-west. Although with the varieties of hoppy beers coming from anywhere nowadays it doesn't seem to matter all that much for the classification. I find this IPA to really integrate hops and malts well. Normally a too malty IPA over takes the hops and steals the show in a bad way...I don't enjoy that style of IPA. Here it is done in harmony...with a great floral, hop spice, and citrus peel aroma/flavor riding right along with the malts. This drinks so well and I could have multiple pints without even realizing it. Surly does hops right!


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

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,569 ratings
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