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RATINGS: 1334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Guest tap pint at Flossmoor Station. Hazy brown with light at the edges. Spongy head already gives the impression of a hearty beer. Big, but not quite overwhelming hop smell, circled by wreaths of malt. Tasting, of course, starts with big citrus hops that tear at my uvula like an orange peel studded with pips. As the glass warms, it gains a little earthiness and even some Italian spice. An almost syrupy malt texture with caramel on top, but those darned hops stay front and center all the way down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCAR (222) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
As much as I love hops, there is always something lacking when I pop open a Furious. Not nearly as piney-smooth as the IPAs I prefer. 100 IBU while being 6% seems like there isnít enough sweetness to offset the bitterness. Good but not great for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2008
Kindly of Gunhaver. Magic in a can, amber pour , thin white head with a strong presence of hops. Beautifully balanced with the malt. A little fruity with some citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
viciousg42 (46) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2008
extremely hoppy. so hoppy its almost citrus. good at a colder temperature. refreshing as a celebration piece, not really an every day thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
graincrusher (8) - ames, Iowa, USA - JUN 18, 2008 does not count
great hop aroma. excellent ipa with great hop character. dryness in the aftertaste sticks around for way too long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 20 oz. Imperial Pint draft at the Galway Tribes (Frankfort, IL). Poured a wonderous dark amber with a translucent body, nice tan head, and a very inviting appearance. Aromas were like a bouquet, very floral with some nice citrus notes and a touch of sweet malts. Initial taste was heaven. Very assertive floral hops that broke way to some citrus notes. A nice complimentary malt body that balances extremely well with intense hop character. Beautiful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aracauna (3402) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
big angry peaches in the aroma. Full malt keeps the powerful hop flavor from being overwhelming. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 1 pint can, a soapy heavy hoppiness is the essence of this beer. Major Creamy off-white head that is fully lasting. A crystal clear amber color with no particles. A massive bitterness that starts and ends the same. Extremely long duration in flavor. Medium bodied with soft carbination. A beautiful looking beer that does not taste as good as it looks. To bad I expected more from Surly. Would Not go out of my way for this. I might have a bad batch after reading some of the other reviews. I will try this again in a few months and in a diffent setting to see if my rating changes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
From a pint sized can... Appears a hazy, semi-transparent orange toned amber with moderate CO2 streams that quickly rise to the top. A 2 finger, beige head of cream slowly fades into a mild cap and heavy collar. Tubular lacing is left all around the glass. Very nice. Smell is of caramel, pine, citrus, grass, and toasted biscuits. Taste is that of the aromas with a sweet, caramel covered biscuit flavor that has been toasted in a brick oven thatís been fired by cut pine with some tangerine peels thrown into the flame. Along with aforementioned journey through the brick oven, the beer offers some doughy yeast, and a touch of pepper and spice. Mouthfeel is silky upon the first sip, leading to a nice bite of spice in a medium bodied, sugary, bitter but balanced brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Pours a deep burnt amber color with a thick foamy off-white head that was gone after a few seconds. Grapefruit with a grassy cat pissy note in the back. I love cheesing. A little noticeable alcohol as well. There is an outstanding caramel balance to the hop flavor. The hops are primarily citrus, but there is a noticeable piny resin and a bit of tea floral. A medium body. A very good IPA.

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