Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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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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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can poured into a pint glass
Canned on 6/15/12

A big thanks to haveanother1 for sending over yet another one of my wants.  

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with reddish hues and a huge 3 fingers of light tan colored head, which is dense, bubbly and takes a long time to dissipate down to a drinkable level.  Leaves a good amount of layered lacing on the sides of the glass.  

S: Resiny, piney, some citrus as well with pineapple and grapefruit.  Hops all over the place, awesome.  

T: Malts are more prevalent on the tongue than was suggested on the nose.  That being said, hops are still the dominant player here.  Like the nose, mostly of the piney and resiny variety.  Not many citrus notes, maybe some grapefruit and lemon zest.  There is the soap bubble flavor that I get with some other IPAs (like two hearted, must be a midwest thing). Pretty  boozy for a single IPA.  

M/D:  Medium bodied, on the heavier side of carbonation for the style.  Drinkability is average, but slightly decreased due to the big carbonation and teh boozy characteristics.  

O:  Overall, very good but not in the running with my favorite IPAs.  I prefer more citrus hop notes, which this is lacking in when it comes to the taste.  Furious is a fitting name, as this one is rather harsh, not terribly so, but it does come off boozier I like in the style ( dont get me wrong, I love boozy beers, but I prefer those characteristics is barleywines, old ales, etc, not American IPAs). Still, I enjoyed it, and would say its absolutely worth seeking out if you are a fan of the style.  Im glad I finally got to try it and thanks again John for sending over 3 big wants in one trade.  

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4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big shout out to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty amberish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by citrus. Taste is hops, citrus, some bitterness, a bit of malts, tasty and flavorful. Feels medium bodied and bitter in the mouth and overall is a beer worth seeking out.

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4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Canned on 6.11.12

A. Poured from a tall boy can into a perfect pint glass. A big fluffy, at least an inch and a half, off-white head that does not stick around for too long. A bit of lacing. Burnt orange/amber coloring, mostly translucent with what appears to be a bit of floating sediment.

S. Surprisingly, this does not smell as I expected. Hops seems muted. Some sweet/citrus smells, but otherwise not terribly impressive

T. I am not as impressed with this as I want to be. Decent citrus hops -- grapefruit, orange. I also taste a sweet malt presence as well. This is good, but not great.

M. Slightly carbonated, not terribly smooth.

O. This is an OK beer, I'd try it again, but overall, it is not among my absolute favorites.

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4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange copper color with a pale yellow bubbly head. Burst of fresh hops, pine and citrus zest in the pungent, earthy aroma. Rich, bittersweet hop uproar in the first sip. Creamy and sweet molasses, citrus rinds and roasted nuts in the body. Hoppy, crisp; with almost a minty sense to the mouthfeel. Succulent medium sized body with a balanced carbonation. Pleasantly hoppy, refreshing finish with a sticky mouthfeel. I continue to be impressed by craft canned beer, a great example.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - A finger of off-white head of larger bubbles. Body is very cloudy and a nice orange/brown color. Great lacing.

S - Smooth, sweet citrus. Nice grapefruit and orange scents. Simple and great hops.

T - Complex and interesting. Nice grapefruit of course, then some orange rind. Moderate hops. A sweetness to it that I can't nail down. Very piney.

M - Nothing special, but fine. Strong carbonation and medium body.

O - A great beer. Very complex flavors yet very will balanced. A bit harsh, but otherwise nice.

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,608 ratings