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RATINGS: 1355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10420) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
Clear amber with medium white head. Sweet and hoppy aroma with caramel and hoppy notes. Flavor likewise. Ends bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2009 I love hops, and what was nice about this beer is that they are all over the place. At the brewery, Surly had a glass filled with the hops they use in Furious and I sat there just smelling them. Incredible aroma. The beer, the same aroma thats sweet. Dark golden orange color with a white head. Flavor was hops with hints of malt. Smooth with a great bitterness. mmmmm hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2008
Can@Home. Very sweet and very fruity aroma, also light grassy. I can imagine that this aroma is getting annoying if you get it all the time but over here you don’t get it that often and so I still like it a lot. Orange/amber color, yellowish head, good lace. Very sweet but even more bitter, fruity, pine, grassy finish. Soft, flat, nasty dry in the finish. Too bitter for me and I don’t like the mouthfeel but well brewed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Can courtesy of pepsican (Furious as an added extra!). Pours a hazy reddish amber covered by a frothy, off-white head. Excellet lacing is left, but minimal retention. Wow. Aroma of pine and tangarine hops, raspberries and toffe. Taste is decently malty enough to combat the 99 IBUs that come in like a bunch of pine needles. Some orange towards the finish and a slightly nutty aftertaste that reminds me a bit of Macallan 12. Great can of beer, and a very rich and well balanced IPA. Slightly creamy mouthfeel with nice light bubbles. Wish I could get this stuff when I am in Texas, it would be a constant presence in my fridge...guess I have to settle for Gordon or Dales cans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - JUL 19, 2008
First off, thanks to pepsican for getting me this. Pours pretty dark for an IPA, but that’s definitely not a bad thing. American hops get the aroma going on this one and give off the typical citrus profile along with a bit of a pine scent. Flavor could be described as sweet and malty with a nice hop flavor and just enough bitterness to balance it all out. I like this one a lot, but it’s very similar to a few other highly rated IPA’s aside from the color.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2012 Re-rate (3/30/2012): 16oz can from mtjoseph, thanks Mark! Canned on 2/14/12. Pours a cloudy, deep brown-amber colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is big floral hops with a nice citrusy grapefruit and piney resin. A light sweet orange in there as well. The malts balance well with a toffee-bread and a light-medium sweet caramel. Flavor is similar. Lots of juicy, floral citruses up front before some grapefruit, oranges, and pines come in. Solid malt backing again with the slightly sweet toffee-bread and caramel. Orange comes out a bit more towards the end as the citruses grow a bit juicier and this finishes with lots of florals, resiny pines, and a sturdy malt backing leaving a medium-high, but balanced, dry bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a slightly creamy, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice IPA. Big, fresh, solid hop mix of citrusy florals and resiny pines balanced with a nice toffee-bread and caramel. Definitely a hop-head’s IPA. Great stuff. (8,4,8,4,17=4.1). Original rating (7/19/2008): On tap. Aroma: Extremely hoppy. Tons of fruity and citrus notes. Slightly spicy with some apricot and malt. Appearance: Brown and cloudy amber with a small white head that remains pretty lacy. Flavor: Tons of citrus hops. Loads of really good malt and bitter fruit. Palate: Medium body with a very pleasant coating of the mouth. Pretty creamy. Overall: Very good beer. Extremely bitter and hoppy, but an awesome balance with the malt. Great lingering aftertaste. If this was any more than 6%ABV it would probably screw up the nice balance. (9,3,9,4,18=4.3).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Can: Courtesy of pepsican...thanks Andy. Pour is a translucent copper with small tan head with decent retention and lacing noted. Aroma hits immediately with massive doses of pine, citrus and floral hops...their is enough of a malt backbone to keep this from being too one-dimensional. Medium bodied mouth feel, slightly creamy. Very nice indeed, flavors are massive Simcoe hops and pale malts along with a bit of citrus. I must say I’m impressed with my first Surly brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012 a great fruity hop aroma with a smooth hoppy flavor and a nice mello after taste very enjoyalbe wish i had more then two of them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2008
ON tap. Upon the first couple of sips I thought this is one great beer, lots of fruit in aroma and taste with a nice biscuit backbone. But after 3 sips the fruit all but disappears and this turns into a fairly standard tasting IPA with above average bitterness on finish. Had me at the start but lost me in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
pours deep ruby with little tan bubbles floating on top. nose is fruity, grapefruity-hoppy, sweet in the background. flavor is creamy and hoppy. medium bodied, slightly bitter, dry finish. another enjoyable entry from surly brewing.

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