New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermenter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > Surly Furious




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-08-2010, 11:02 PM   #1
mikebiewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Fargo, ND
Posts: 220
Default Surly Furious

So I finally got my hands on some of this. They actually started shipping it to a place right on the border of Minnesota so I was able to pick up some Surly Furious. I had heard a lot about it from friends that live in the cities and good ole facebook, but hadn't had a chance to check it out.

Here is my take on it.

Review of Surly Furious

What do you guys think? Do you really like it? Just out of curiosity, is there another yeast instead of an "English Ale" yeast that they could choose to use and why? I'm just curious. I know some of you have cloned it!

Thanks



mikebiewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 12:19 AM   #2
storunner13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 527
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

I definitely like it. One of my favorite IPAs, very well balanced. If you have a chance to try Surly's other beers, I'd definitely recommend them. Especially their CynicAle.



__________________
storunner13 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 01:26 PM   #3
Kirbster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 148
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I too love it. Make a point to drink it as much as I can when I go back home to MN. I have only had it in the can, hope to find it on tap this summer.

__________________
Kirbster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
PHBalanced
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I'm in SE MN so if somebody wanted to work out a little beet trading I'd be up for it. I can get some Surly or jump across the border for some spotted cow etc.... There's a great store that caries all kinds of fun stuff including flying dog, dogfish head etc....

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98EXL
"You are no longer a n00b when:
You buy your smack pack at lunch, as well as some DME for starters. Get back in your car, smack it likes it's SWMBO's ass"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kadmium View Post
"SHIMMY!!!!" (aussie for f***kin awesome)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexLaw View Post
You know you're a homebrewer when you tell what hops are in a fart.
PHBalanced is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 01:48 PM   #5
Kirbster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 148
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Woodmans in Onalaska?

__________________
Kirbster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 01:51 PM   #6
PHBalanced
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

It's in Hudson - I can never think of the name of the place though. When SWMBO and go in there it's never under $70 and it feels like Christmas. Woodmans a good place too?

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98EXL
"You are no longer a n00b when:
You buy your smack pack at lunch, as well as some DME for starters. Get back in your car, smack it likes it's SWMBO's ass"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kadmium View Post
"SHIMMY!!!!" (aussie for f***kin awesome)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexLaw View Post
You know you're a homebrewer when you tell what hops are in a fart.
PHBalanced is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 02:03 PM   #7
Kirbster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 148
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Yeah they have the best selection I feel in the Lacrosse/Winona area. Its where I would go for all my specialty beer/New Glarus while at WSU that I could not get in Winona.

To the OP, I have done a clone that turned out pretty close, especially for an extract. It was the kit from Midwest. I definitely want to do an all grain version of it. The lhbs did not have the yeast so I used London ale III. As for using a non-English ale yeast, I am sure any west coast yeast would work, but the English ale yeasts help accentuate the malt profile in the beer which I feel sets it apart from just every other IPA out there.

__________________
Kirbster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 02:13 PM   #8
shortyjacobs
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,511
Liked 28 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirbster View Post
I too love it. Make a point to drink it as much as I can when I go back home to MN. I have only had it in the can, hope to find it on tap this summer.
Go anywhere in Uptown, and chances are they will have it. Every restaurant I've gone to there has had at least Furious, if not others on tap.

OP, if you ever get a chance, take the Surly tour. You have to sign up weeks in advance, but it is worth it. Bring a DD, you'll need one, (you are given tokens for 5x 4oz pours of beer....but you don't actually have to trade tokens for beer....so the possibilities are awesome). The tour is FANTASTIC. 2-3 hours of Omar, the owner, rambling about how he started the brewery from his dad's abrasive business, with his dad chipping in details, then talk about how the beer is made.

It's a really fun tour, and they have some EXCELLENT beers. My favorite is Coffee Bender, but only on tap. Out of the can it tastes pretty stale. Fresh from the keg, at the brewery, it was heaven.
__________________
Itchy Dog Brewery.

(As of 10-24-2011)
Primary - Steppe 112 PA, 2x Monday RyePA
Aging - None :-(
On tap - Big Dog, Apfelwein, Steppe 112 PA

My invisible AG sculpture, with no actual sculpture and a tiny footprint.
My Kegerator goes offroading!
My Coors Home Draft dispenser for boating/beering on the go.
shortyjacobs is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 04:20 PM   #9
storm_rider_1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brainerd Lakes Area
Posts: 26
Likes Given: 1

Default

This is one of my favorite beers, i am going to do the clone from Midwest for my next brew.

__________________

Last edited by storm_rider_1; 04-09-2010 at 04:29 PM.
storm_rider_1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-09-2010, 06:35 PM   #10
PHBalanced
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Rochester, MN
Posts: 105
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I second what shorty said - it's a pretty kick ass tour!



__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by 98EXL
"You are no longer a n00b when:
You buy your smack pack at lunch, as well as some DME for starters. Get back in your car, smack it likes it's SWMBO's ass"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kadmium View Post
"SHIMMY!!!!" (aussie for f***kin awesome)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TexLaw View Post
You know you're a homebrewer when you tell what hops are in a fart.
PHBalanced is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
All-Grain - Furious Clone? jackson_d India Pale Ale 65 01-11-2014 12:32 AM
Midwest supplies Surly Furious clone vs. There Hop Head IPA impulserush Extract Brewing 4 05-11-2010 07:48 PM
anyone try the surly furious clone...? bryanbrew General Beer Discussion 16 04-12-2010 02:10 AM
Furious Fermentation! rich1852 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 12-08-2007 02:22 AM
Fast and Furious morrasy Extract Brewing 7 06-26-2007 08:58 PM