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RATINGS: 1218   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 23, 2007
16 oz. can from slob, thanks for this goodie! Pours hazy dark reddish copper, with a huge, fluffy beige head that leaves thick lace. Aroma features caramel, toast, floral and citrus, spice and ripe fruit. Rich malt backbone with toffee, citrus peel and pine needles, nice balance to the flavors, sweet orange juice in the finish. Smooth, medium to full body and easy carbonation. Wow, this is a great beer - especially from a can!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - NOV 21, 2007
On tap at Small Bar- Division, Chicago. The prominent flavor is the hop bitterness-- I can believe itís around 100 IBUs. I thought it was ok, but not spectacular. I think I was a little unimpressed because it tasted just like an IPA I made about a month ago.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Drank this one out of the can for the novelty, but from other descriptions, it sounds like itís a nice looking beer. Itís definitely a nice looking can! The aroma is very fruity. While the hops are evident, the aroma goes beyond the typical citrus fruit notes and into some kind of tropical mix. The flavor is very well balanced. While the hops are certainly strong and flavorful, they are not overwhelmingly bitter so as to take away from a very complex toffee flavored malt. The finish is very nice as well as it is crisp and very clean on the palate. Overall, this is an aggressive IPA done right!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6255) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
Thin offwhite head. Amber body with light carbonation. Intense oily mango aroma with catty hop notes. Dry-and-sweet roasty catty mango taste, somewhat chalky. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Dry chalky catty hop aftertaste. Itís good, but itís a bit one-sided and thin. Still interesting. (0.47l can at Knut Albertís.)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6143) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2007
Canned. Rather light body, but with a full assault of the hops. More a showcase for the hops, the maltiness underneath does not stand a chance in this duel!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (634) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2007 Nice deep amber pour with a thick head...awesome glass of beer from a can! Nose is heavy on the hops...very pleasant citrus and woodsy aroma. Very bitter on the palate, there is definitely some malty flavors in the background, but the focus is indeed on the hops. Caramel malts seem to dominate, and the mouthfeel is well above average. Aftertaste was very intriguing...very, very bitter, but mellows out after a short while. A bit too bitter for my personal preferences, but for a heavily hopped beer, this is pretty darn good...props to Surly

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2837) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 7, 2007
From a Big Boy Can. O ya. Pours out a nice amber topped with a off white head. A very nice hop aroma along with a great hop tast. A very nice and thick body. Thanks Jake.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2007
Can from tytoanderso - thanks, dude! I must say that this brew pretty much lives up to its rep (as is true for all Surly beers Iíve now tried). A lustrous copper pour with a nice silky head, and very good retention (in a can!). A bit aroma of citrus and pine, but extremely well balanced with the malts, giving the beer a pleasant heft. I would drink this by the case if it were readily available here!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2679) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Can from Tytoanderso - Thanks! Pours a dark amber colow with a medium, creamy beige head. Thick lacing. Nose is intense with citrus, pine, and caramel. Flavor is full of hops, citrus and piney. The maltiness is subtle, this is lives up to the hop loaded hype. I really enjoyed this brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2523) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2007
Can Pours a deep redish amber with a light tan head. Big woody bitter aroma. Flavor was very bitter and a bit of sour fruit at the end. Big long late IBU bite.


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