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RATINGS: 1337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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. Oh yeah, it’s about 6% alcohol and around 100 IBUs.

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SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2009
Pours a hazy amber color with a foamy head that lasts a while. Great aroma of grapefruit and pine resin hops, , light sweet fruit, and a touch of toasty malt. Flavor follows along the same lines. Nice lingering dry bitter finish. Simply a fantastic IPA.

3.8
markas101 (2483) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2009
1 pint can, Fargo, ND, USA. Hazy amber, thick frothy head. Intense citrus aroma, floral, woody. Smooth, not overly carbonated, medium body with a nice bitterness on the side of the tongue at the finish.

4.4
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Holy lord this is a phenomenal brew. Ridiculously hoppy, citrus goodness, and a tremendous malt background. Absolutely one of the top 2 or 3 IPAs in America. Plus, the can is awesome.

4
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Pours a copper color with a frothy off-white head with very nice lacing. Has a citrusy, piney aroma and a sweet, spicy flavor with a creamy texture. Refreshing!

4.1
garthicus (2937) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 27, 2009
Thanks to HogTownHarry. Appearance: Murky/hazy amber with a small off white head. Aroma: Nice hop start with a toasty wood/pine element, floral and malty. Interesting. Flavour: Lovely sweet/bitter hop flavour with pine, malt, grapefruit, quite chewy, nice long hop finish. Lovely.

3.8
anders37 (26845) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2009
Can @ chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2008. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy bitter piney aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter piney flavor with some hints of grapefruit. Has a sweetish malty bitter hoppy piney finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

4
OldMrCrow (2444) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2009
Can courtesy of kosko20.

Pours a dark red-orange, lovely peach and pineapple nose that is complex, hoppy, and not overbearing. Great malt balance, warm and chewy, even some chocolate whispers in there, playing around in SN Celebration territory. My first time with this beer; it lives up to the hype. Great stuff!

3.7
bookman10 (1155) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Intensely bitter and hoppy. Very complex mix of flavors--could that be grapefruit? Pours amber-gold, with a fairly nice, thick head. Had on tap and in can on numerous occasions.

3.9
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2009 On tap at Barley Johns. Great aroma, god and hoppy but not too overpowering. Definitely a well-executed blend of a few different hops. Sweet IPA.

4.1
roborb (66) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Cans from DBhog and lb4lb, thanks guys! Poured into a standard pint glass this beer produced a nice amber hue with a long lasting 1 finger head. The aroma consisted of pine and citrus. The taste almost mirrors the smell for me. I found that the first sip is very crisp due to the hop profile and carbonation. This beer, however, finished very dry. This is an excellent IPA and should be looked out for. Well done Surly!


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