American IPA Surly Brewing Co.


Furious, an American IPA by Surly Brewing Co.

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


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


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


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.


Its feel has a medium body and ample carbonation.


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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About the American IPA

The American IPA is the most popular craft beer style in the United States. And for good reason, too. When well crafted, its hoppy goodness delivers intense aromas and flavors that can be citrusy and fruity; floral and piney; earthy and herbal. The hops are complemented by a wide range of malts and other ingredients. It’s a popular playground for brewers to express their creativity and a veritable cornucopia for craft beer connoisseurs.