Furious - Cherry Wood Aged | Surly Brewing Company

22 Ratings

Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by homebrew311 on 10-24-2010

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of JackieTH
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at Darkness Day 2011.

Deep amber-red with half-inch of creamy white foam, leaving big rings of lace on the plastic cup.

A big delicious nose precedes the drink. The smell seems bigger than the canned Furious, maybe an effect of the cherry wood and/or dry hopping, but it's all Furious..grapefruit, citric, resins, lightly malted.

Taste is delicious, really drinkable hoppiness. Citrus peels along with piney resins mated to a light backbone of malt..hoppy and delicious and juicy.

Medium body and here quite different from the regular Furious is a creamy moderately carbonated mouthfeel.. Very nice. Nice moderately bitter finish.


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Photo of DCon
3.92/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap w/ xsists & his gf @ the Surly Brewing Company's Darkness Day 2011 in Brooklyn Center, MN for $5. Tapped from the Black Handle under a Barrel into my new 12oz Surly Darkness Tulip Glass!

Aroma- Big time grapefruit aroma. Nice piney and grassy aroma as well. Not much cherry or wood at all though... Such a shame! Not going to complain about this since its a big IPA.

Appearance- Received with no head at all! (due to the cask offering). Has a dark amber colored body and good clarity. Light lacing follows.

Flavor- The flavor was a strong grapefruit and grassy. Very big punch during the initial taste and then has a medium hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium Bodied, Light-Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and very refreshing! Huge hops on the finish.

Overall Impression- Fun to try my first casking here! Everyone agreed that the cherry and wood was not found in here but it still was an awesome brew! Good stuff again from Surly.

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Photo of AgentZero
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Brownish/orangish/amber colored beer that was a little cloudy. Had a nice off-white head that left some good lace behind.

S - It smells a lot like Furious (I guess it is Furious) with a great floral hop bouquet and slight amounts of citrus. There is some small amount of wood on it. Furious smells great and this does as well.

T - Also, tastes like Furious, although the Cherry aging seems to tone it down a bit. Great hops profile with floral, slightly resiny, tropical and citrus all making their presence felt. There is more wood on the taste than in the nose.

M - Smooth, lower carbonation, but expected.

O - Really good beer. I prefer the regular Furious, but this one is a nice change of pace and pretty enjoyable.

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Photo of mothman
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dry hopped with simcoe

Pours 2 fingers of creamy off white head. Excellent retention and awesome lace. Color is a hazed copper orange.

Aroma: Floral an pine hops. Caramel malt. The cherry oak is faint. It smells like cask furious.

Taste: Very creamy and cask like (duh). Pine hops, caramel malt, grapefruit citrus, floral notes. The cherry oak shows a little more here.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and bitter. Smooth. Medium bodied with a low to medium amount of carbonation. Ends pretty clean.

Overall, it is good and very drinkable. It isn't as bitter and hoppy as regular furious, but it is still an awesome beer. A really nice feel to it. A lot similar to furious as the cherry oak aging wasn't too dominate, but I think it worked for this beer.

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Photo of kbutler1
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cask. Pours a really nice orange amber color with a nice white head. Excellent aroma of both citrus rind and slight pine notes in the nose along with sweet cherry aromas. Being that I am so used to drinking Furious, the cherries really stick out to me on this one and are a nice compliment to the hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and a bit chewy. Sweet cherry up front flavors give way to vibrant hops taste. Citrus rind, grapefruit, and pine all in one. Really well balanced. Very tasty

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Photo of jrallen34
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a firken at Darkness day into a plastic Surly cup...This beer is a much darker than regular furious, almost takes an cherry wood or dark amber color. A big tan head with grear retention and lacing...The aroma brins out a lot of the wood notes, much more so than the taste. Oak, with citrus and hops...The taste is not as successful leaving me to prefer the regular furious by a wide margin. Its a lighter version of furious in terms of hop with a wood finish that just doesn't add anything. I wanted to love this beer, but just like it.

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Photo of levifunk
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This was the first beer I went for once the gates opened.

Pour was much darker than normal Furious and with less carbonation. With a base IPA like Furious, you know this is going to still be hoppy as hell. I was expecting some of the bite to have aged off, but not the case. The additional woody flavor was very welcome, but made it hard to drink too much. 1 serving was plenty for the day as the wood/bitterness flavors were huge. Did have a solid malt backbone as Furious does.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From a firkin at Darkness Day. Served in a plastic cup.

A - Served with huge orange-tan foam that has ridiculous retention and eventually settles to a thick cap, leaving behind glass-coating lace. The body is a hazy amber color that's pretty similar to regular Furious (had them side-by-side).

S - Sharp wood in the nose that is reminiscent of oak - I don't encounter cherry wood often so I'm a bit naive on the specifics. Lots of tangy citrus and pine hop character, and pretty negligible malt.

T - Weird. This initially had very little taste and came across quite bland and watery. As it warmed a little more pine and citrus popped up in the finish. The aftertaste is slightly sour woody note. As a cask brew it was probably served much too cold, so give this time to warm up. Probably a 3.75 here as it was nice, but needed more oomph.

M - Smooth, easy-chugging cask texture. Medium body, minimal carbonation, nice residual oils.

D - I prefer regular cask (Tea-Bagged) Furious to this variant, but this was still plenty enjoyable. The wood flavor was integrated fairly well, but I'd prefer pure unadulterated hops personally.

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Photo of homebrew311
5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this while in line for my bottles of Darkness, and I must say, this is the BEST beer I have ever had the pleasure of trying. I was lucky to get a glass right before the Firkin went..

A: The appearance is nearly identical to Furious with deep red hues and a bright white head. Some good lacing.

S: The aroma is sublime. Huge aromatic grapefruit and mango qualities, all intertwined with a delicate woody aroma. I can not stop smelling this beer. You can pick up the hops from an arm's length away.

T: the taste is incredible. The hop profile is similar to Furious, but everything just pops with this version. The hops provide bright citrus and sweetness up from and the the malts and wood character come in and perfectly balance out the bitterness.

MF: This beer excels in this category! It is every so creamy and smooth with low carbonation and the perfect temperature to allow the hops to shine.

D: Hands down, best beer I have ever tried. I am already a huge fan of Furious, and had some of the regular version prior to this, but this is just in a league of its own. The addition of dry hops, cask conditioned, and cherry wood put this beer in the "out of this world category"

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Furious - Cherry Wood Aged from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 22 ratings
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