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RATINGS: 1354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
Like Hops? Youíll like this fire-hued beer. This is the beer I have always dreamed of making. This is the beer that would come to mind while spending the last two years tearing down walls, hanging sheetrock, moving kegs, power washing the ceilings, arguing with various agencies, and cutting the water main. Without Golden Promise malt, made by family-owned Simpsons Malt, Furious would just be pissed offed. From Scotland, this malt is still produced in the tradition of turning over the barley by hand, resulting in a malt that is unsurpassed in its quality. Golden Promise is also used extensively by premium whisky distilleries such as The Macallan. This malt provides the backbone for the intense hop character. Four American hop varieties are used at a rate of over three pounds per barrel. The result is a rich malt sweetness infused with bright hop flavor and aroma from beginning to end. Oh yeah, itís about 6% alcohol and around 100 IBUs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2010 [can] Poured just like the description, like liquid fire. Huge hop aroma that I canít get enough of. Flavor is huge hops with not quite enough of the caramelly malt to balance it out, but thatís fine by me. Destroys your palate after one pint. The bitter spiciness lasts and lasts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 9, 2008
#900!!! Can courtesy of Tytoanderso trade. Pours a beautiful creamy deep orange. Ful aroma of piney resiny hops & toffee & caramel. Malts really balance well with explosive hops here. Toffee sweetness & piney hops. Fuller creamy mouthfeel. Grat beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2008
gigantic sized grapefruit citrusy hop with some pinecone bitterness tagging along. not as much malt flavors as I approve and not enough juicy ftuitness to justify the extreme bitterness but a solid drinking potent bitter ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkgrenwel (606) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2008
Can thanks to Tytoanderso. Nice hefty caramel malt backbone. Lots of crystal in there. Then, a big full citrus and floral hop flavor. Soapy hop flavor. Nice and tasty, but pretty standard for the style. Nothing new or exceptional.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - APR 5, 2008
This is a really hyped brew and Iím glad I got the chance to try it but it was way too one dimensional for me. Iím a hop lover so it smelled great, probably the best smelling IPA that Iíve ever had, but thereís no malt presence at all. Its just bitter, bitter, bitter.... Guess Iím in the minority but there are much better IPAs out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2009 Rerate 1/28/09. Can courtesy of Guerde. OK, now I get it. The nose smells like fresh cut grapefruit! Taste is orange, yellow grapefruit and pine. Delicious. Thanks Andy for sending a fresh can for rerating! ++++++++++++++++ 4/3/08 Pint can. Pours a cloudy amber with a big foamy 2 finger tan head with nice lacing. I had to check to see if Furious was indeed the IPA, as my can tastes more like a barleywine. Maybe I got a bad can, as the other ratings sure donít match what Iím experiencing. Nose is caramel malts, spice and some hops. Palate is much the same with a bitter hop finish. No citrus hops, no grapefruit, no nothing. I may have to give it another go later down the road.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Thick hazy amber - ugly body with a rich "we used a lot of hops" head. Big hop nose - orangey, wood with an earthy, breadcrusty background. Fat body is resiny with hops, in a pleasingly moderate bitterness matched by caramelized sugars that are only slightly sticky. An assault of hops - perhaps lacking the sense of style you see in the best PNW examples but this is nonetheless well-structured.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2008
1 pint can from a trade with mcbackus. a big thanks to matt for hooking me up with some surly. pours deep orangish/red with a mid sized tan head. darker then most IPAís ive had. aromas are citrus hops, piney hops and caramel malts. flavours are sweet citrus and caramels initially but then the bigger hop varieties come in for a big bitter hop finish. very enjoyable. thanks again matt anytime you wanna send some surly my way im cool with that!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoonerific (16) - USA - MAR 31, 2008
What a wonderful wonderful beer! Iíve just gotten turned on to IPAs lately and after one of these on tap Iím hooked! Smell and look...both heavenly. Tasted just like a hopper should - a perfect blend of hops with hints of citrus. Perfect finish and very refreshing. And the best part it is (which I did not know at the time of sampling) was they are a 10 minute drive from me. Soooooo happy!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Being a hop lover, this beer starts with an advantage. That said, this is special. The aroma is so enticing, like skiing through the pines on a warm spring day when the sap has just begun to run, but with a hint of a tropical island fruit. The flavor starts there and then smoothly moves to an explosive, pleasant bitter flavor that lingers just the perfect amount of time. From beginning to end, and even to the next, the anticipation and enjoyment remains.

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