Review - Surly Brewing Company's Furious
"A tempest on the tongue, or a moment of pure hop bliss? Brewed with a dazzling blend of American hops and Scottish malt, this crimson-hued ale delivers waves of citrus, pine and caramel-toffee. For those who favor flavor, Furious has the hop-fire your taste buds have been screeching for." -- Surly Brewing Company
Pours a deep amber color with a slight tinge of red with a healthy off-white bubbly head with short retention, although it leaves a very sticky, well-coating lace behind. Body clarity is murky. Amazing hop profile, grassy citrus grapefruit sweet sugary malt. Harsh hop characteristics. Initial taste is full of grainy malts that quickly give way to a heavy dose of harsh hop bitterness with a ton of grapefruit bitterness. Moderate alcohol warming, medium carbonation, lightly watery, leaves a little sticky residue. This brew quickly walloped us with a massive assault of bitterness that remained approachable yet pleased even the most discerning hop freaks, aka us.
Reviewed on September 4th, 2010.