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.

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

My man Kiddwhiz hooked this up! Poured from can to a pint glass the beer arrives a hazy amber color with a good 2" white head, good retention and lacing, looks the part! The aroma is a nice blend of citrus/tropical fruit with the hops, though the earthy pine is strong, too. A hint of crystal malt. The flavor is a rush of fruit: mango, lemons, grapefruit together with the earthy pine hop character found in the nose. Medium bitter. Light caramel malt base provides a nice sweetness. Tastes great. Finishes with a lingering hop bitterness and residual sweetness together with the pine hop. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is a good brew!

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

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip pint glass.

A: Medium amber color with one finger of diminishing cinnamon-tinted foam that clings persistently to the walls after collapsing. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Abundant juicy mixed citrus with a strong grapefruit tendency. Coniferous foliage is also suggested, but not as obvious. Crystal malt also leans in. Intensity is high, while qualities are classic West Coast hops.

T: Begins off-dry, with pungent piney hop aromatics that are accompanied by dark orange citrus. Acidity is mild, still more tasted than felt, before esters start to affect the hop-derived citrus qualities. Husky crystal malt also emerges during the second act, working together with fermented savory herbaceous hop flavors to suggest moist earth by the finish. Bitterness grows slowly but steadily, becoming fairly strong by the end.

M: Medium viscosity, wet and smooth on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: This IPA has some stand-out qualities that makes it appear favorably next to a lot of other regionally-produced members of the style. The smell is strong and very much in agreement with expectations, while the texture is inspired--nearly sublime. The flavor profile could use more continuity; the dark crystal malt seen in the too-amber color weighs heavily upon the palate. Hop qualities are represented well in terms of flavor intensity, but come across as simplistic enough to keep it from the top tier.

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

Poured from a 16oz. can into a Duvel tulip.

Cloudy amber with a copper tint, lots of tiny floaties. Small bubbly 1" off white head which quickly reduced to a nice ringed cap that continued to the end with some lacing.

Smells like tropical citrus, slight malt, earthy pine and hops.

Taste is rich caramel malt which fades to the back, mango, grapefruit, lemon zest, grassy pine and bitter hops that linger for a long while after, this is hop heaven…YUM! Alcohol is hidden well.

Mouthfeel is a bit slick, crisp and a drying bitter finish with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I immediately want more! So crisp/clean/refreshing, amazing balance, well done Surly, well done. Only thing I don't like about this one…it is not distributed here! Thanks Yamar68. Highly recommended.

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

Pours a murky burnt Orange color with a nice dense off-white head. Outstanding head retention, which leads to good lacing. Sweet citrus aromas with a hint of spruce. Hops control the palate with bitter citrus flavors with some evergreen tones. The sweet malts balance out the bitterness perfectly. Mild carbonation with a smooth and clean backbone. Very complex palate for an IPA. Nice and crisp with a dry finish. Very nice drinking IPA. Surly Is making amazing beer....and in cans no less!

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Furious from Surly Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 5,545 ratings.
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