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 thatís 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 arenít always my bag), but this seems to have something else to set it apart from the pack. Maybe itís the fact that grapefruit notes are fairly distinct here, or maybe itís 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...thatís 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 canít tell if the PB&J flavors are an awesome feature or Iím 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: Iíll take any chance I can get to try this beer, so naturally I had to take a shot on a can that wasnít 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, Iíll gladly give it a second chance.
wlajwl (3807) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is floral hops, pine and a hint of candy/sugar. The flavor is citrus, relatively light grapefruit, malts, mild hop resin and a long and very bitter/dry finish.
RussianDragon (431) - - AUG 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can, served from same on Fox Lake, IL. Aroma is hop bitterness with grapefruit and tropical fruit - pineapple and mango. Flavor is same with perfectly balanced tang of juice in the finish. Delicious, and a favorite.
geeklimit (165) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear dark amber with a lace head. Light citrus hop aroma. Amazing citrus and pine hop pairing leafs into solid pine taste. Malt profile fits hops very well, woody caramel. Lower intensity malt and pine aftertaste. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very well composed beer, and an IPA with depth of character to match the hops.
Nero55 (714) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Bronze/copper with medium off white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel. Medium body with medium/high hop bitterness, malt backbone, and a nice bitter hop finish.
uncleben113 (7) - - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a can bought in Chicago. Pours a brilliant reddish gold with a one finger, white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma is of American hops right up front. Notes of pine and grass dominate while strong citrus aromas are also present. Pineapple and orange zest come through. Very mild malt sweetness comes through as well. Flavor is strong bitterness up front with a touch of malt sweetness. Very grassy and piney and the bitterness sticks with me through the aftertaste. Hints of caramel and toast are subtle. Malt is bready and grainy. Bitterness is subdued significantly as it warms. Mouthfeel is clean and light to medium-bodied. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. A very hop-forward, clean, and fresh IPA. If youíre looking for a more malty, sweet IPA, this ainít it.
peterschreurs (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
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gunnar (5219) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from my summer secret santa. Pours clear dark golden/brownish with a big creamy beige head. Strong tropical fruity aroma, flowers and pine cones. Taste is light sweet malty, with a quite suitable bitterness, resiny and pine, smooth and weak creamy mouthfeel,lingering resiny, shure a good one.
Mindwarp (44) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark gold, cloudy with a little reddish tint. Nice big head. Citrusy aroma. Lots of lacing left on glass. Flovor starts off with a quick hit of citrus than straight into bitterness. As I let it warm up Iím getting a lot more citrus flavor and less bitterness. This beer proves to me that there are really good canned beers.
falco242 (251) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve been drinking this for a few years now since I moved to MN and it is always a solid beer to have around. Piney, hoppy, malty, and bitter on the back end. Donít look to this for a lot of citrus because you wonít find much (there is some orange/grapefruit in there, but it gets beat up by the bitterness), but a great example of a solid ipa nonetheless.
Cuso (4387) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Can from Douberd, many thanks Christos. Amber golden color with thick white head. Nice strong citrus hoppy aroma. Solid malty base followed by nice hoppy kick with grapefruit, oranges, pines. Good.