Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

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 caramel-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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#597
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1,561
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5,644
pDev:
9.56%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into my mason jar, canning date of 5/8/13. I'm excited to be able to try this so fresh!

I didn't really know anything about this beer going into it, so it was a surprise all the way. Furious pours like a barleywine with extra carbonation. Not a ton of head, but also not a forced pour. Dark, dark orange out of the can, settling even darker into the glass. I really can't get over how dark it is, particularly since I drank an Abrasive beforehand, which is substantially lighter. Unfortunately, the most impressive aspect of Furious is the appearance. There's not a ton to the smell. I get only malt with a little bitterness.

The taste is certainly not lacking, and it's definitely complex, but it's not really impressive to me. The malt completely dominates the hops, leaving only a bitter aftertaste. Some of the complexities are lost at the end too; there's very little sweetness and richness. The mouthfeel is also affected by the bitterness.

I like Furious, and it's definitely one of the more unique beers I've had lately, but I'm not sure if I would buy it regularly.

EDIT - I had Furious on tap just a few weeks later and it was much better than from the can. The Taste and MF especially were significantly improved.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,644 ratings