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RATINGS: 1285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
Can from Brewso. Cloudy dark amber color. Nice off-white head that leaves fantastic sheets of lacing. The aroma is really nice, with caramel malts standing up well against strong orange hops. The flavor is intense but well balanced. There is a really luxurious caramel malt profile here, and every bit of it is needed to counteract intense orange and grapefruit hop bitterness. The body is quite substantial, and gets borderline sticky as it warms. The beer is smooth and drinkable, though the hops definitely let you know they are there, and they linger on the back of the tongue for quite a while. Very nice IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 23, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Can from brewfiend, poured a deep amber to orange color, nice head, good lacing, true to style in appearance. Aroma was strong piney and citrus hops. Flavor is well suppported by a heavy malt profile, somewhat approaching an amber-red style IPA, strong caramel and orangey flavors, followed by a most assertive pine and citrus hop profile, finishing with even some floral notes. Bitterness lingers, one well-hopped IPA, fruity esters dangle around, playing games alongside the bitter hop finish. Mouthfeel is full bodied. A much enjoyed IPA alongside my favorite Stone IPA, but it didnít beat out my favorite! Thanks for another nice one, Brad! Re-rate, 9/07: Again, a super nice IPA, very nicely done. Original rating stands.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Canned. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is big fruity and flowery hops along with slight vanilla. Flavour is very much the same along with some grassy hints. Quite typical IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
12 oz can via skyview (thanks!). Pours a clear copper with a large beige head that leaves a LOT of spidery webbing as it slooowly recedes. Nose is very floral hoppy and piney. Taste starts very sweet caramel , then some orange, some fruity esters, and a pine wallop of a finish. Finish is bittersweet, but aftertaste is just dry mouthpuckering hoppiness as the sweetness is left to a distant memory. Body is perfect with a nice malt backbone that lets the hops take centerstage, carbonation just right. World class IPA!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Guerde (1218) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours a dark copper color with a cream colored head. Aroma was very citrusy with some orange, lemon, grapefruit and pineapple present. The flavor was initially malty with a lot of caramel, which gave way to some citrus and then a lingering bitter hop bite finish. Good stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sthlm (1252) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2010 [Can] Pours amber with a good sized cream head. Leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is strongly of citrus hops--pretty good. Taste is strongly of bitter grapefruit--definitely loaded with hops. FInish is quite long. Good mouthfeel. IPAs arenít my favorite style, but this was well done and something I will drink again.

[On-tap at Williamís Peanut Bar] Wow, absolutely outstanding. Just cut through everything I had drank that night and tasted so fresh. One of the better IPAs that I have had.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 13, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 GTMW 2007. This was a cask conditioned, tea bagged (dry hopped) version. Poured a clear dark orange color with a soapy off white head. Aroma was of malty caramel and sprucy hops. Medium bodied with moderate to assertive hop bitterness. Flavors included malty cereal grain, toffee, and citrusy hop. Hops, hops, and more hops. Solid. Re-rate. Growler shared by iowaherkeye. Thanks for hauling this back form Minnesota Joey. Poured a slightly hazy orange-red color. Head was two fingers high and off white with decent retention. Some lace was left behind. The aroma was distinctly of grapefruit, but also a bit sweaty. There was assertive hop bitterness of about 8 out of 10 that lingered well after the finish. The flavor was similar to the aroma, lots of grapefruit, but there was also an ample malty caramel background. This is a good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (15066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2007
Can at Chris_o Shindig. Amber, ashtray sour and grapefruity hop aroma. Thatís got a lot of grapefruit in it. Toffee. Good grapefruit and one of the best canned beers Iíve ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2007
One fantastic IPA...probably one of the most sessionable of the big IPAís Iíve had in months. Great coppery crimson pour, with a moderately fluffy head that dissapates quickly. The nose is huge grapefruit and touches of pine resins. The big rich malt bottom oozes quality and balances the big bright hop bite very effectively. I wanted to order another one as soon as I finished my third sip...I wanted to avoid the two minute wait between pours...Finishes on a lingering hop slap that is equal parts bitter and dry. NICE!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
Can via trade with piscator34. Deep copper-amber, slightly hazy with a few little chunky floaties, and a small white head. Fantastic aroma and flavour of green, citric hops and rich, slightly peaty malt. Great mouthfeel as well. This is one big, beautiful beer. Thanks very much, Kris!


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