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RATINGS: 1353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like Hops? You’ll 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.

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4.2
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
16oz can via trade at DLD. pours a beautiful, slightly dark ruby/copper with a perfect half inch vanilla white head and great lacing through the whole glass. aroma is wonderful with bold, sweet hops, grapefruit, pineapple juice, some spicy pine, grass clippings, and just a touch of toasty malt. flavor is delicious as well with spicy, bitter hops up front with notes of pine, orange, and grapefruit perfectly balanced by slightly sweet, biscuity malts and a hint of caramel with a long, bittersweet hoppy finish. mouthfeel is almost creamy, smooth, with solid carbonation and very easy to drink. overall, a wonderful IPA.

3.9
noompa (130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
On tap @ Reggie’s. Been meaning to have this for a while and it did not disappoint- big, juicy IPA. Ar: Fresh mown grass, spring floral hops and grapefruit. Ap: Sensuous misty/honey amber color- white head w/ heavy retention that stuck to the glass and left the most complex galaxy lacing i have seen in a while. Fl: Spicy hops, nutty Brie, grapefruit and maybe even hints of allspice- a winter IPA if there ever was one. The Golden Promise malt isn’t as evident as I would have expected. Pa: Thick, loamy-ness at the end. Very bubble-gummy flavor makes it a super juicy brew. Not as good as the Two Hearted, but very tasty indeed. Nicely done folks. The Teabagged version (on cask at DLD ’09) smelt wonderful, but lost a bit in the flavor.

4.1
TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
Picked up at DLD in a trade with skyview poured copper with thck intense head of light brown aromas were of hops,malts and caramel flavor of the same a great brew and a must try

4.1
Iceman82 (32) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 I’m a hop-head...so this was made for me!! I think this is my idea of a perfect IPA. Pours a dark copper color, hues of red and orange. Medium-sized head that leaves a trail of beautiful lace to the last sip. Big, fruity aroma upon smelling...peaches, pineapple, citrusy hops. Maybe Amarillo hops are used....not really sure. Flavor is pine, fruity hops...BIG, BIG HOPS...with a nice malt balance. Dry, bittering finish that I love! Not quite a session beer but....one of my favorites.

4
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 1 pt can courtesy of tyteranderso. Thanks. Pours an amber color with a big clumpy off-white head that had fair retention and lacing. The aroma is bold with fresh hops, pine and a bot o grapefruit. The taste is nicely bitter caramel with some pine, oranges and sweet biscuit. The finish is long and bitersweet. The palate is smooth and even. Overall: A very tasty brew, love it. Rerated on 3-25-2012 from can from freehafe. thanks.

4.1
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2009 This one poured a darker amber color with a somewhat small off white head. Aroma was lots of fresh floral and fruity citrus hops, a bit sweet as well. Flavor was a huge burst of citrus flavor, then a nice smooth caramel balance, followed byh a long lasting but not too bitter finish. This is some damn good stuff!!!

4.1
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
Can via trade with scoobydank. Nose is sweet hops, soda like nose with the effervescence. Strong pineapple syrup to the nose with caramel-toffee hints. Pours a nice amber hue with a tone of frothy off white to cream head. Flavors have that same pineapple with a strong grapefruit twist. Pretty refreshing. Mouth is pretty sticky with syrup, a mild bitter burn in the after taste.

4.5
scoobydank (6) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009 does not count
So obviously I have had this beer in all kinds of formats, but I will review the canned version. L:Thick slightly off white head. Great amber looking color getting closer to red than anything. S:Big fat stinky pungent grapefruity hop smell. Just a touch of peach. Very faint roasted malt nutty smell. T:Big grapefruit up front. Also a very roasty bisquity smell. Just a slight light caramel sweetness. All those fiery hops land immediately on the roof of your mouth on first sip. M:A thick slightly syrupy with a round warmness. D:Great. Definitely one of those I need a big beer brews.

4.1
MrBunn (2869) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2009
Can with thanks to DalzAle. Pours a coppery body with a small/medium head of dense tan foam. Aromas are sharp and cutting pine... smells like the blue spruce we had in the house this past Christmas season. Man is that a great flavor... tastes just like a blue spruce. That said, it does come across as a bit thin at times... don’t know if it is the malt presence being overwhelmed or what. Pretty darn good stuff.

3.6
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2009
This one’s intense - maybe too much. The hops are ridiculous, this is probably what it tastes like to chew on a hop flower.


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