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Furious | Surly Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#558
Reviews:
1,544
Ratings:
5,574
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,523
Gots:
1,140
Trade:
38
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of squidtrick
4.72/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: A medium amber color with a thick white head

S: Hoppy, with a strong pine smell and some citrus

T: Piney, bitter, but not too bitter. A bit of malt.

M: Medium bodied, smooth with good carbonation. Very drinkable.

O: Fantastic. A really great IPA.

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Photo of JeanoRocks
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer definitely lets you know you're drinking it. All the elements stand out, yet they still get along with each other. This is a hoppy beer with notes of citrus that is good with a meal or all night imbibing. It's got a great finish with high drink-ability. This is a beer lover's beer.

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Photo of MFauver35
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of s1ckboy
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber body, 2 finger white head

S - some pine, a lot of pineapple, some other tropical fruits.

T - piney bitter hops at first followed by a lot of malt. Some pineapple like the nose. Good dose of bitterness in the finish.

M - thin to medium. Fair amount of carbonation.

Great ipa. Not over the top with hops, nice and balanced.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to cyclone8 for this one! Poured from 16 oz can into pint glass.

A: Pours a reddish copper amber with about a 3/4" head and not much visible carbonation.

S: Awesomely hoppy (pine, then a really nice floral then citrus). Not much else I could detect here. But if there was a possibility of giving a 6.0 for aroma, I would.

T: Starts out with a good pine hop bitterness. There is only a trace of malt character evident. But at the end, just when I'm hoping for it to give me a hit of citrus hop sweetness, there is only more pine bitterness. Not bad flavor, just a little disappointing. BUT - as it warms somewhat, the bitterness at the back end starts to fade & a degree of hop and/or malt sweetness (couldn't decide which it was due to, or a combination) started to emerge, which was a pleasant addition to the flavor profile.

M: Medium to a bit on light side mouthfeel. Good carbonation present.

O: Good but not as mind-blowingly awesome as I was hoping. Just seems a touch overly bitter. BUT, definitely gets better as it warms up a little bit. My first Surly beer, and definitely a quality offering.

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Photo of hollyisaway
4.97/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A gift 16oz can from a friend at Tommy's Pizza in Gettysburg, PA.

Poured into a Flying Dog Goblet.

Appearance: Absolutely beautiful. Looks somewhat like an imperial red, but with the solid body of an IPA. I cannot be more impressed here, especially with the thin layer of head that slowly surfaced and gave an additional bit of character. Only deduction is for the cloudiness, where a more opaque character would have moved it up to 5.

Smell: This is what an IPA should smell like. Hops hit immediately, as expected with the heavy IBU count, but very quickly cede to almost caramel and citrus scents. A light banana or similar fruit can be picked up, running in the background as the head dissipates and the hops lose total control.

Taste: Immediately I think of Gordon / G'Knight by Oskar Blues, but infinitely more balanced between malt and hop. The hops, while stunningly present, do not overwhelm, and allow the noted caramel and coffee strains to reach the back of the throat. Lingering tastes of hops on the outer mouth and gum, while the malts seem to take precedence in the back. Just beautiful.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and solid. Heavy enough to appreciate the complex flavors, smooth enough to drink without a second though. Not a palate burner either, despite the bitterness.

Overall: Amazing. Just amazing.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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

16oz can into a tulip glass

A: An amber/brown with a golden hue, far darker than what I was expecting for an IPA. Two fingers of head develop quite easily and seem to sit there forever. Slightly hazy.

S: Subdued with little hop aroma. Bready malts with light citrus hops in the background.

T: Balanced bitterness and bready malts with some piney hop flavors. Very little sweetness here, but the malts are certainly very present in a bready way. Very atypical for an American IPA, but nice.

M: Medium body with strong but appropriate carbonation.

O: Not at all what I expected, dry yet malty, hoppy yet not overly bitter. Very bready malts are present with abundant but not over the top piney hoppiness. Certainly enjoyable.

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,574 ratings
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