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.

Added by feloniousmonk on 02-05-2006

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

Back-logged circa 12/29/2011

Appearance: Crimson bronze hue, emobossed with hop light. Aggressive pour yeilds a thick and textured full white head.

Smell: Refreshing airy citrus hop profile with a less imposing grass and pine twang.

Taste: Initial hop bite of citrus, grapefruit, chinook and citra hop profile, gestures towards characteristics of the West Coast style then sways back slightly into bitter pine and grass resine of an East Coast adherent. A hint of bready malt creates balance in the midst of this hop nectar.

Mouthfeel: Thick, astringent and full bodied and creamy.

Overall: An excellent American IPA with a unique "Midwest-esque" hop profile.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Surprising beer coming from a can! light aroma, a nice amber color with generous effervescence, a bit cloudy though, with some sediments at the bottom, which is unusual for a beer in a can!

The flavor is truly exceptional, a deep, deep, rich hoppiness, perfectly balanced bitterness, light spicy/citrusy aftertaste. An exceptional beer overall, would rank high in an IPA beer tasting.

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

Poured from a pint can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a darkish brown with some lighter brown highlights. 1finger off white head with decent retention and lacing.

S: Smells of pine/resin, earthyness (dirt) and some malts.

T: Up front you get the pine/resin some citrus with a almost sweet yet bitter finish.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: A great AIPA. Loads of hops, somewhat complex and fairly drinkable. While I prefer other's, I wouldn't hesitate to grab this when I see it.

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Poured from can into Russian River tulip

A - Pours a nice amber brown with tons of carbonation. Great foaming head that lasts almost the entire time of consumption.

S - Smells like cascade hops, nice resinous and piney smell. Very floral with some alcohol sweetness.

T - Great resinous citrus flavor. Big pine and subtle toffee notes. Herbal, spicy, woody.

M - Nice malty sweetness up front with a dry bitter finish.

O - Not as bitter as the 99 IBU led me to believe but, this is an excellent I.P.A. and the first beer that I have had from Surly. Great beer!

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

The smell is definitely a strong one, even for style....resiny, full of juicy citrus and grapefruit just bursting out of this one. Wow.

Pours a nice amber in my glass with a rather large, fluffy head. Head dissipates fairly quickly.

Taste is just...juicy. Citrusy, hoppy goodness all over with a bit of pine. Tons of grapefruit. However, while the bartender I spoke with thought it was unbalanced, I found it to be hoppy enough without being overbearing. it seemed just about the right level of bitterness...not abrasive nor tame. It had a good biscuit, peppery spiciness on the finish before a bit of resiny bitterness hung around, but overall very clean and refreshing.

Definitely a top tier IPA, especially if you like citrusy ones. It's just so CLEAN and fresh tasting...which is what you get when you don't distribute over 50 miles from the brewery!

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,635 ratings