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RATINGS: 1338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Like Hops? You’ll 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, it’s about 6% alcohol and around 100 IBUs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2008
very hoppy taste. a hoppy scent with floral overtones. finish is very smooth. A very good ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Can: Amber/copper in color with a soapy off-white head. The nose shows lots of citric (especially grapefruit) hops with just a touch of balancing sweet toffee/caramel toward the back. In the mouth it is well-balanced and shows tons of dry and bitter piney/herbal hops vs. the mainly citric hops the nose showed. This one gets bonus points for packing in so many hops at a "lower" alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
riversideAK (6040) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Can from Eben. Thanks dude. This might just be one of my favorites... Amber color with great head, amazing lacing. Aroma is freaking amazing grapefruit and pine straight to the face. I almost can’t get over the aroma... Maybe I am fiending for more? Super bitter grapefruit and pine. Amazingly fruity too. A touch of toast. Creamy smooth mouth feel with a lingering resin coating in the mouth. One of the best IPA’s I have ever had! Check that; to me this might just be the best IPA I have ever enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
can. mahogony/cranberry coloring. thin but frothy off white head. Big rich caramel, fresh hops, wet paper aroma. similar to a barley wine in fact. creamy, nicely hopped, big malt backing. bitter finish. light and big at the same time. very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Nice amber brown color. Smells like fire, tastes like burning. Good burning? I don’t know. Spicy hops and bitter hops jump for joy like firebugs with matches. Alcohol apparent, adds to the intensity. Almost intensely smooth, like ash coating burned out wreckage.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
explosivebeer (36) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
This beer pours a hazy, mild brown with a soft white head. A great caramelly hop aroma is followed by a slightly bitter, creamy taste when it hits your lips. It finishes with both sweet and sour notes and leaves a great aftertaste in your mouth. It’s definitely among the best canned beers I’ve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Tasted 2/25/08. 1PT Can. Fairly clear with an amber hue. Fingerwidth of khaki head. Skunky hoppy aromas with a note of blueberries. Total piney nose. Grassy and citrus. As weird as it sounds, it reminds me of the mosquito fogger that would drive through my neighborhood as a child. Hmm... Medium bodied and big. Great medium roasted malts. Toasty. Great hop palate. Spicy and piney. Grapefruity. The description on the can is spot on. Totally bitter hops but the sticky caramel malts hold on for the ride. Totally hop driven and blended. Rolling hop palate. This one sticks with you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
On tap at Kuma’s Corner. Pours red with a whitish head. I initially thought I was being served Surly Bender and was very surprised by the amount of hops that blasted my nose. Clean, defined grapefruit is all over the place along with caramel, and delving deeper, a hint of almonds. There is a continuous blast of hops throughout, especially in the finish. This is just brutally sucking the moisture out of my mouth with a lingering sting. The malts are fair, actually sporting some juicy caramel and more of a far-off toastier quality which may have merely resulted from the bitter devastation of my palate. After becoming almost acclimated to this brew, I was able to find some subtler hints of lemons and tea. This is not for the weak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2008
Drinking a cask version of Tea-bagged Furious... It poured an amber body with a modest head. The aroma was hop-heavy with pine, grapefruit, zest of lemon, a touch of cat litter, and tart tangerines. The malts make an appearance in the flavor in the form of a quiet caramel sweetness, but the hop bitterness soon overtakes them and lingers in the long dry finish. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2008
Can courtesy of tytoanderso. Thanks Tyler! Pours a FURIOUS cloudy reddish brown with a medium sized white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, pine and delicious. Flavor is hoppy, bitter, sweet, malty but very well balanced in all directions in the initial sip and then a bitterness sneaks up on the back of your tongue. Another winner from Surly.

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