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says Beer is Balance…

January 25th, 2008

… as is the case for food, wine, coffee, etc. Surly Furious, however, is the antithesis of balance. NW hop heavy, there is probably a good reason they put it in a can – any twinge of sunlight and I have no doubts this beer would start sprouting. There is no malt character to the beer, other than perhaps the body it provides, but that is easily eclipsed by the bitter “grapefruityness” that Cascade hops impart. My opinion of Furious may be the worst we’ll see of the Surly line, but so far my experience has deemed this brewery as one dimensional. Ick. I’ll give it a 1 cause it looks appealing.


2 Comments

  1. al said

    No Cascades in Furious. Plenty of Golden Promise malt.
    Try the Mild if you’d like to re-evaluate your one-dimensional appraisal of Surly. Or Two. (when it’s back.)

  2. Wyatt said

    I guess I defaulted to Cascades as the most prominent hop with that flavor profile. I didn’t do my research apparently. Either way, it’s still way too hoppy for me. I’ll look forward to the Mild bucking my expectations.

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