Surly Furious (365 Day 35)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Surly Brewing Company Furious

I was first introduce to Furious by Surly in 2009 by my friend Ed. He mentioned that a friend of his from Minnesota had brought back this great American IPA. I was skeptical because the only thing I thought MN was good for was fishing. But Ed never led me wrong before.

I definitely learned quickly not to doubt Ed again. Furious is now one of my favorite IPAs next to Pliny the Elder (which I have 18 on the way to the house) and Hopslam. If you ask me which of these fine beers is my favorite: I would have to say the one that is in my hand 🙂

Last night I partook my last Furious. It was still left over from Darkness which meant it is getting a little on the old side as I only like my IPAs young and fresh. Still, the piney hops were abundant with just a touch of resins starting to show through. I had the beer in my possession for over 2 months and it was still very drinkable, not bad and something to remember for the future. But, if I have my choice, it will still be for a fresh can. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 10, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.7

Useless Fact: One million Americans, about 3,000 each day, take up smoking each year. Most of them are children.

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