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Surly Furious is Delightful

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

surly brewing company furious

It has been a while since I had the pleasure of a Furious by Surly Brewing Company. It is easily one of my favorite American IPAs. In fact it is in the team photo as one of my favorite American craft beers.

Since stopping at the brewery on the family vacation in 2010, I have only had Furious on a few select occasions. Therefore I was delighted to here that Rich had to head up to Minneapolis for business. Better yet, he was driving. Load up the car!

After sharing a Furious at Rich’s house shortly after the trip, I realized that the three 4-packs were ridiculously short sighted on my end. I think I forgot how much this beer makes my senses happy. I went through four of them in a “controlled” weekend as well as a Coffee Bender. Why didn’t I buy more? Was thinking the wife might be angry if I spent too much. Of course, after the fact, she said I should have pulled down a case. Crap, missed opportunity.

This beer is delicious no matter which new hop hits the market. I plan on having the last eight cans over the next couple of weeks; that’s as long as I can make them last. The best part about it: the beer is only 14 days fresh. Yummy. Enjoy!

Useless Fact: Grapes explode when you put them in the microwave.

Surly Furious (365 Day 35)

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.