Furious | Surly Brewing Company

FuriousFurious
BA SCORE
4.29/5
5,569 Ratings
FuriousFurious
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:
#553
Reviews:
1,541
Ratings:
5,569
pDev:
9.56%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,521
Gots:
1,130
Trade:
38
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,569 |  Reviews: 1,541
Photo of ChuckTom
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rabbott2
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co nonic pint glass

A: Pours copper amber with a creamy tan head that hangs around and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Citrus, grapefruit and candied orange, pine, fruity notes, peach, apricot, passion fruit, a bit earthy, toasty bready malt, and caramel toffee sweetness.

T: Leads with a nice bite of grapefruit and pine, then the fruity side opens up to candied orange, peach,, apricot, and passion fruit, a little peppery spice, a bit earthy, backed with slightly toasty bready malt, and caramel toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body moderate carbonation.

O: My first Surly beer. Couldn't believe it when I saw a pretty fresh can sitting on a shelf while on a road trip. Wish I nabbed more. I'd put this somewhere in the red IPA or hoppy amber range, but who cares. It's damn tasty.

 822 characters

Photo of Burgh1328
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ead73
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours wonderful deep amber color with thin off white head. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Very mild citrus and grass, hints of sweet caramel and malts. Hints of pine as well. It is like all the aromas are very mild but balanced.

Taste - A very nice combination of sweet caramel and malts mixed with orange peel and pine. Very balanced flavors.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated slightly bitter and dry.

Overall - A very well done balanced beer with great flavors.

 476 characters

Photo of Metalsnota
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrBeerDrinkerMan
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pwilmot
4.89/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OHbeertraveler
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigalong
2.3/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I am shocked at what is rated a 96 on beeradvocate.com. Fcking shocked. I am a Minnesotan through and through and was all excited to try a Surly beer and holy crap was I disappointed. I am not going to mention what glass I poured it in, what color I thought it was, and I am not going to mention what it smelled like. I popped the canned top and prepared my self for uber goodness. What I got was uber sadness. Oh, it was drinkable, but I polished off beers half the price with 4x the flavor before trying Furious. WTF. I am embarrased for the state of MN with this particular beer. I SOUGHT after Surly beer because of its scores. I am pissed that I bought a sh*tty beer. Maybe my palate isn't refined. I know I am not among the beer tasting elite, but good god was this a bad buy.

 785 characters

Photo of Eric_T_07
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bposch7
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a nice moderately dark amber, with a small head and lots of lacing.

Smells like piney hops, caramel malt, grassiness, slight booze, and spicy hops.

This is a wonderful classic IPA- there's a good malt backbone to this for sure, with a spicy and grapefruit heavy hop profile. This is a nice example of a 'Midwest IPA'- a style you don't really get much excited about anymore.

This has a very crisp mouthfeel, with a good level of carbonation. It's very drinkable.

I would imagine that this doesn't attract many IPA drinkers anymore who love the hazy juice bombs. However, this really works for me as a nice change up from that.

 645 characters

Photo of ffshore545
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TCOlson
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ipeters1017
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours reddish-brown with a big off-white head that dissipates quickly. Dark but not opaque, looks like a lot of bubbles are in this one. Smells very hoppy with some citrus and pine. Biggest tastes for me here are the pine and hops, and while it's very aggressive to start, the malt mellows it out before long. Dry finish. Medium to heavy mouthfeel that I didn't love, but the carbonation is nice. Overall just a little too bitter for my palate at the moment, but it's clearly well-made and I'm hoping it'll grow on me the more I get it.

 536 characters

Photo of KensWorld
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 5,569 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.