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
Ratings:
5,511
Reviews:
1,528
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
9.53%
 
 
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1,524
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1,093
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Photo of ComeAtMeBrew
3.77/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a orange/red with decent foam and lacing. Smells wonderful, full of pine, citrus, malt, and hops. The taste is just full force, this stuff is terrific in your face beer, tons of citrus, pine, hops bite then a smooth malt mixed in to temper the storm. The finish is medium and clean, very nice beer.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grizzarky
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Acforster2
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msween21
3.28/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SSS
3.68/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Brown with an orange/red hue, off white head, low to medium lacing
S-I didn't get lots of aroma here, except for crystal malt...
M-Low to medium mouthfeel with a slight peppery carbonation
T-Sweet upfront which quickly switches to a bitterness more from the toaster malt than hops...almost burnt/roasted flavour
O-Not for the feint of heart, but also not my thing, too much crystal malt for my liking...

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Photo of MJSFS
4.43/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can with a 2/14/17 date poured into a Trillium 16oz snifter. Looks like a clear amber ale with a half finger of loosely packed head that receded to a ring around the glass and left minimal lacing. Aroma is pine and earthy peat moss. Flavor is pine and bitter citrus. Taste like I'm chewing on an orange peel. There is a slight sweetness but I wouldn't call it caramel as the commercial description claims. Mouthfeel is very dry, very thin, and very bitter. I had high hopes based on the high score this gets, but now I'm regretting buying 4 cans. It's not very balanced, and falls short for me.

Drinking my last can on 3/26/17. The extreme bitterness and dryness has subsided and the sweet caramel malts are balancing out the hops quite nicely. A little age does this beers wonders. My score has been adjusted upwards.

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.62/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeersAtLasalle
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

How can you not like this beer? Seriously, how? One of my go-to favorites. I won't bore anyone with mouthfeel or color... this beer is just so dang good. Drink it.

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Photo of morrowd3
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
3.81/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I brought two cans home from a recent trip to Minneapolis, about one month old according to canning dates. The first can I drank had a fairly strong alcohol presence, but the second can (consumed several days later) was much better with really nice tropical fruit notes.

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Photo of Timtac
4.06/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wiz77
4.11/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of colts9016
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I finally am able to enjoy this IPA thanks to a co-worker who brought it back from Christmas Vacation. Poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees. A one finger light tan foamy creamy head with fair retention. The color of the beer is a copper color with some reddish hues. The clarity of the beer is clear and some carbonation bubble are visible.

N: A bright citrus grapefruit. floral ester, a touch fruity, and some pine notes. The malt has nice toasty and caramel notes. Yeast, cereal, biscuit, and subtle sweetness in the background.

T: A very strong pine and bright floral esters, grapefruit, and some resin notes leap on to the palate. A strong toasty caramel notes, yeast, biscuit, and a hint of sweetness.

MF: A medium body, good carbonation, dry, and astringent.

O: A strong piney notes leap to and fro on the palate, but not overwhelming. The beer has a very good malt backbone, well balanced, and absolutely very tasty. So very glad to drink this beer.

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Photo of Icebrother
4.47/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jmh21
4.04/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a tall foamy white head. Fades to short uneven creamy head rather quickly

Smells mostly piney when freshly poured as it warms light citrus and malty come through to.

Taste is well balanced mostly pine with some citrus and lighter malt. Finish is dry and lingering pine. Body is medium and creamy with a medium amount of carbonation. A nice ipa overall

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Photo of Jadzn67
4.85/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Furious from Surly Brewing Company
4.3 out of 5 based on 5,511 ratings.
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