Furious is an American IPA that’s brewed by Surly Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 12 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Furious by Surly Brewing Co.

Packaging art for the Furious by Surly Brewing Co.

What You Need to Know

This classic American IPA is strongly hoppy with its quintet of hop varietals but balanced by a substantial backbone of five malts. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The IPA pours a hazy rust amber that’s capped by a pillowy head of cream-colored foam that shows excellent retention. A smattering of lace coats the glass as the head recedes.

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Aroma

The aroma is blissfully hoppy with notes of citrus and pine and it’s backed by a soft scent of doughy bread.

Flavor

A quintet of hops powers the palate and batter the tongue with citrus. That bitter taste yields to a malty backbone of tropical fruit and chewy bread. A juicy bite of grapefruit follows and finishes with mellow pine and a lingering caramel sweetness.

Label art for the Furious by Surly Brewing Co.

Label art for the Furious by Surly Brewing Co.

Mouthfeel

Its feel has a medium body and ample carbonation.

Overall

Furious ticks all the boxes expected for an American IPA. Surly’s brew delivers hoppy goodness in its aroma and taste while also being wonderfully balanced. Furious is as about as good as it gets in an IPA and it’s well worth trying.

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