ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy dark copper color. The head is quite good; a one finger off-yellow shade that’s very creamy looking. It retains acceptably, but not amazingly. Still, it does leave nice specks of lacing on the glass.
S: At first whiff, it seems like an IPA heavy in both caramel and pine (which aren’t always my bag), but this seems to have something else to set it apart from the pack. Maybe it’s the fact that grapefruit notes are fairly distinct here, or maybe it’s the fact that this has some nice fruit esters to them. All I know is that I really like the aroma.
T: The first thing I notice is a bit of caramel and toffee, right up until the hops take over. The hop profile is more piny/floral than grapefruity. I swear the finish is almost like grape jelly in a way. This is probably the calling card of this brew - the fruit esters, when they pop up, are fantastic. And after a while, I even note some peanut butter flavors on the back end...that’s right, folks, this beer kind of tastes like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This is a solid, complex, yet unexceptional IPA otherwise; but damn. I can’t tell if the PB&J flavors are an awesome feature or I’m going insane.
M: A bit thick in body, with the carbonation giving it a bit more coarseness than I would like. Once that calms down, it becomes *very* soft for an IPA. Good drinkability, but it could also be drier.
O: I’ll take any chance I can get to try this beer, so naturally I had to take a shot on a can that wasn’t spectacularly fresh. At first, it struck me as just another IPA; after a while, its depth (and unusual yet pleasing notes) really start to impress me. If I ever see this again, I’ll gladly give it a second chance.
kansascityCW (40) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first time drinking Surly. Furious is smooth, not tropical or citrus-like but more of a dank, earthy IPA I suppose. Really well balanced.
stoutnick (386) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jerry’s, Chicago. Appearance is golden peach. Aroma is hops. Taste is the same with hops and some sweet resin; nice balance here. Definitely lacks a big fruity quality but what it does have it does well. Overall, good IPA.
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Copper pour with a thin head. Pine, sweat, grapefruit,, leather. Hoppy and sweet bitter finish. Medium body with a nice spicy carbonation that makes this easy to drink. Nice
kkleu357 (159) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden semi cloudy body. One inch creamy head. Very hoppy wonderful aroma. Holy bitterness. I’ve had beers more than 100 IBUs, but this seems so much more bitter. Very tasty. Great lemony flavors. Finally found a Surly beer and really enjoy it. Can’t wait to try my Abrasive soon.
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share @ Surly Darkness Day 2013. Pour is clear copper with a finger-wide white head. Aroma and flavor of pine needles, sweet caramel, tropical fruit, and light citrus. Finish is a bit malty for an IPA, with a bitter aftertaste.
BiereLuc (765) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière ambrée aux reflets rougeâtres, coiffée d’une belle mousse crème. Le nez offre un impressionnant équilibre entre les malts et les houblons. En bouche, l’amertume est tranchante, mais elle est adoucie par les notes caramélisées (voire même mielleuse) du malt. Un effet métallique / médicamenté s’installe en arrière-goût après quelques gorgées... mais il suffit d’une autre lampée pour briser l’effet. Bon produit.
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. A hop and pine nose. Not much of a head. Raspberry with copper color. Bitter grapefruit.
djd07 (2915) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a cloudy orange with medium frothy off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is pine, floral, and herbs. Medium mouthfeel with dry hop, pine, and bitter finish. Good.
Metalhead (623) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a honey/light copper color. BIIG fluffy head that lasted a couple minutes. Medium lacing. aroma is decent fruity hops with a bit of sweet malt.
Nice hop bitterness with some Juicy fruit gum in the mix. Somewhat overpriced for what you get.Decent but not near as good as Oskar Blues Deviant Dales.
Daytonbeer (582) - Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cooper with white head and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops and some sweet caramel. Taste is the same with tons of bitterness and toastiness. Very nice brew.