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RATINGS: 1359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TwoDudes (77) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 1, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 Quite simply the best American IPA I have ever had. The one thing that stands out is what I can only describe as "juicy" hops. Maybe it was the exquisite balance of the beer, with the malt adding some sweetness, but it almost seemed like I was biting into a fresh apricot, or one of the other citrus fruits that came out. Absolutely remarkable. Two Hearted, Alpha King...Sorry. Your reign is over. Long live Furious!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 30, 2008
At Piece in Chicago, 09.20.08. Hazy orange amber caramel, white head. Aroma is citrus hoppy: kiwi, tangerine. Flavor is crisp, nice hoppy green leaves, clean bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
falkirk005 (27) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2008
Pours a deep copper with a modest head. Aroma is fainter than I’d expect considering the taste. This beer bursts with flavor and while it is quite hoppy, there is not excessive bitterness.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdaglow (41) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2008
I’ve been drinking Furious for about 9 months now and this is a beer that just keeps getting better. I’ve actually noticed a considerable increase in hoppieness with about my last months perchases in the can. I didn’t notice it so much as when I’d had it on tap last week at the Muddy Pig.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5272) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2008
can thanks to mashmaster. opaque ruby pour with a big caramel head. fresh floral hops on the nose with some faint malts in the back. great thickness and a huge fresh hop flavor that is incredibly delicious. slight bitter finish but this stuff is awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2008
1 pint can, contents poured into a Stone OG tulip glass. Appearance is a cloudy deep amber hue with ruby highlights, huge off-white head of craggy foam, thick sticky lacing. Smell is honey sweetened grapefruit, balanced by a fair amount of caramel and bread malts, slight alcohol. Taste is dominated by sweet and sour grapefruit hops that are kept in check by a prominent malt profile of breads, caramel, and roast, finishes dry and malty. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, watery texture with an oily resin coating, mild carbonation. A solid IPA at 6%abv, well-balanced with a surprising malt presence, this definitely has less hops than what we find with SoCal IPAs and it is refreshing to find an example of malts playing nice with hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Pours a dark amber hue with foamy, white head and some lacing. Tastes quite bitter but still balanced. Hints of malts, citrus, and pine. A very bitter beer but still has a great flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2008
On Tap @ Binny’s South Loop. Really enjoyable. Pour quite a dark amber glowing color, almost brown. Head is creamy and light tan in color, lots of beutiful lace. Malty, grapefruit, caramel, toffee, lots of piney hops, bitter, citrus, and very well balanced. Slightly earthy and a nice creamy mouthfeel. Very good, enjoyed every moment of this wouderfully crafted beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
16 oz. can - thanks to biegman for the trade; pours dark amber with spotty white head; slight haze throughout; a rich, malty beast w/ bitter, dank citrus aromas; rich and creamy with a ton of body; hops are muted (in a good way) with the thick, juicy malts; a great IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ortenzil13 (5) - USA - AUG 21, 2008 does not count
I’ve had draft and out of the pounder cans. This is a good looking beer with good hop taste. Has some body to it. For the price, its a good find.


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