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RATINGS: 1378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like Hops? Youll 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, its about 6% alcohol and around 100 IBUs.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Thick hazy amber - ugly body with a rich "we used a lot of hops" head. Big hop nose - orangey, wood with an earthy, breadcrusty background. Fat body is resiny with hops, in a pleasingly moderate bitterness matched by caramelized sugars that are only slightly sticky. An assault of hops - perhaps lacking the sense of style you see in the best PNW examples but this is nonetheless well-structured.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2008
1 pint can from a trade with mcbackus. a big thanks to matt for hooking me up with some surly. pours deep orangish/red with a mid sized tan head. darker then most IPAs ive had. aromas are citrus hops, piney hops and caramel malts. flavours are sweet citrus and caramels initially but then the bigger hop varieties come in for a big bitter hop finish. very enjoyable. thanks again matt anytime you wanna send some surly my way im cool with that!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoonerific (16) - USA - MAR 31, 2008
What a wonderful wonderful beer! Ive just gotten turned on to IPAs lately and after one of these on tap Im hooked! Smell and look...both heavenly. Tasted just like a hopper should - a perfect blend of hops with hints of citrus. Perfect finish and very refreshing. And the best part it is (which I did not know at the time of sampling) was they are a 10 minute drive from me. Soooooo happy!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Being a hop lover, this beer starts with an advantage. That said, this is special. The aroma is so enticing, like skiing through the pines on a warm spring day when the sap has just begun to run, but with a hint of a tropical island fruit. The flavor starts there and then smoothly moves to an explosive, pleasant bitter flavor that lingers just the perfect amount of time. From beginning to end, and even to the next, the anticipation and enjoyment remains.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2010 Nov. 2007 - Pour was dark brown color with good inch head and nice lacing. Strong aroma of hop. Flavor was kick you in the teeth pine and citrus hops with a nice caramel malt backbone with a touch of chocolate and maybe even some earthiness. Really bitter, but not unpleasant. Good brew! July 2010, on tap in MN - Cant say too much different, except the color was dark amber with red highlights and nice lacing. I have to bump this up because it was just really tasty. It is everything mentioned in the original review in spades. 3.9 up to 4.2

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Clear orange pour with a thick white head. Very hoppy aroma with fruits and berries, maybe mango and melon. Very good flavor. Lots of hops, but they dont overpower. Pineapple and mango. Very good, but a tad bitter, could use a touch of sugar. Best beer in can Ive ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
Awesome beer, thanks oakes! Pours reddish with really solid fluffy head. Intense hoppy nose has hints of raspberry and other berries. Perfectly smooth, balanced character with woody finish. Scrumptious flavors bordering on perfection. Nice slippery mouthfeel. Absolutely lovely IPA!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
UPDATED: APR 3, 2009 Cask version at the 2008 Night of the Living Ales at Goose Island - Wrigleyville. Going by the moniker Tea-bagged Furious this was an impressive beer for my first Surly offering. Very hoppy, fully floral resinous and very fresh aroma and flavor. Creamy but not oily a very nice brew. Draught 04/02/2009. Reddish amber with a moderate creamy off-white head. Full creamy lacing down the side of the glass. Sweet floral and piney hops, very nice. Flavor is quite piney, particularly in the finish, sweet upfront. Full hoppy but with enough malt to provide a full body. Nice bitter lingering aftertaste. 7 4 8 4 Amazingly the exact same numerical rating both on my first try cask and the draught version. A really good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Very transparrent caramel orange color with one finger of tannish white head. Slight citrus grapefruit aroma, some slight fruity must. Flavor is nice bitter citrus grapefruit combo.. Good resinous finish dries the tongue quite a bit. Nice carbonation with somewhat oilly mouthfeel. Very nice IPA, very bitter indeed!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Medium golden unfiltered pour. Nice citrus and floral aroma. Very bitter taste but didnt have the bitter bite. Very nice and crisp IPA. Would buy again.


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