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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bistromath (2) - New Brighton, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014 does not count
Dear lord, this is the best beer I have ever tasted. Hoppy, but balanced. Drinkable by dangerous. The best tasting brew I have ever had. As a testimonial, I moved back to Minnesota so I could drink this beer on demand. Itís honestly the benchmark for all IPAs. If an IPA is better than this, then Zi would pretty much steal or kill to get it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns (1002) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Can from Westlakes Liquor. Pours a dark murky orange with minimal white head. Nose is quite dank. Maybe some citrus and light tropical fruit in there to. Taste shows caramel, malt, toffee. Where's the hops!? Pretty uninspiring. Was expecting more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cousin_Larry (354) - - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Lucky 13 in Bloomington. Not nearly as good as advertised. Doesnít have the bite or pine flavor in really good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (728) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
Pour slightly hazy almond-brown, with a small white head. Aroma has plenty of pine, slight grass, light caramel, slight citrus, lemongrass. Taste is slightly sweet up front, but is dominantly bitter, Medium/slightly watery body, with a semi-fizzy carb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"wow - this was so aromatic and huge in the flavor, i assumed it to be an imperial! Huge pine notes on the nose. smooth bodied (the body was the only thing about the beer that wasnít huge) and the flavor is hops, hops, hops. A bit of malt too, but pine dominates, and in a good way. quite tasty."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2716) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is hoppy, taste is super citrus, hoppy, bitter, lovely ipa.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlulensk (35) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Never had a surly, but thatís going to change. Excellent beer, great malt and hop balance.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vandc01 (83) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Canít believe I havenít rated this by now. Lucky for me I can get this whenever I want. Very much my go to beer. Top notch

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - SEP 20, 2014
Curtesy of Wayne Lancaster. Big hop aroma with note of grapefruit; the flavor is also hop and is slightly sweet. It is a well balanced and enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2014
16oz can - light pine and tropical fruit aroma . Medium bitterness , with some lingering fruit . Very approachable .


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