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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1127
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%


Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
2013 was a mix of Cascade and Centennial hops
2012 was Simcoe hops only
2011 was Citra hops only

2,400 lbs of hops picked freshly in oregon and shipped to Minnesota immediately. We brewed this beer three days later. This is a hop forward beer, dry with subdued malt flavors.
STYLE: West Coast India Pale Ale
MALT: 2-Row, Crystal Crystal
WET HOPS: Citra, Simcoe
BITTERING HOPS: Columbus
YEAST: English Ale

OG: 17º Plato
ABV: 7.5% v/v
COLOR: 6 ºSRM
IBU: 90
AVAILABILITY: October

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 10-10-2009)
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AylwinForbes

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4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank in a 12 oz snifter at the Bavarian Lodge. Even the shrieks of a herd of drunken revelers did not detract from the immediate impact this beer made upon us. I have drunk a lot of very good beer over the past year or so; in fact I try only to drink very good beer; so it has to be something quite special that makes one really take note. The Wet is one such. Dulcie immediately proclaimed "top five." I tend to be more circumspect, but I will say I will savour the memory. Even several hours after leaving the Lodge, the hop imprint still lingered on my palate.

The beer is a lovely warm copper color in the glass with a healthy, quite dense head. Oodles of pine and earth emerge from the glass. Hop experts will be able to detect better than I the varieties. On the palate is where it is most striking; it is really dry and quite mineral, reminiscent of a really dry champagne oddly, withering bitterness unfolds upon the palate, with, and perhaps here is a fault, little balance provided by sweetness from the malt. I see some have scored it low in this regard and I can understand that. Personally, I found the style so full of character that I liked it. I can't imagine that it will have any aging qualities given the predominance of hop character.

Serving type: on-tap

11-14-2009 16:37:03 | More by AylwinForbes
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Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,127 ratings.