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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,176
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 935
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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
YEAST: English Ale

OG: 17º Plato
ABV: 7.5% v/v
IBU: 90

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 10-10-2009)
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

ucis, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Bogforce, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

ATPete, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

PlinytheFarter, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of Heatwave33
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured from a 16oz can to a Cigar City Snifter.

Color: Golden amber with a white head. After the head faded my wife said it looked like dark apple juice :)

Smell: Fresh piney hops and citrus (grapefruit and mango).

Taste: Exactly like the smell! The fresh piney hops and citrus go together well.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, slighly coarse with a dry finish.

Overall: Very tastey. I enjoyed the fresh piney hop flavor. Just another brew from Surly that did not disappoint. Cheers!

Heatwave33, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Rhode17, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of bballmj2k
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

Served from can dated 10/27/11 into tulip.

A - golden amber with a couple fingers of head. Lots of hop haze and some sticky alcohol legs.

S - pure fruit juice. Orange, tangerine, grapefruit juice. Smells great.

T - lots of those sweet tropical fruits with tons of bitterness. Given how well this beer has held up over the last month it's quite impressive. Not a ton of depth or complexity to the flavor but that's not what you're expecting from this beer.

M - a bit thin honestly, not that stickiness you get from some DIPAs. Bitterness dries things out a bit and lingers but the moderate carbonation cleans the palate.

O - I ordered a couple 4-packs from france44.com and I've had some varying experiences. Some of the cans (this one) have been great and as expected. Others have been a bit off with a strange flavor and lacking in the hoppiness I expected. Regardless, when this beer is on its fantastic. Not sure if I'll go out of the way to ship it to NC next year given cost but great to try.

bballmj2k, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev -7.6%

Thanks to GoldenJet for a great trade. Also yay for cans, who doesn't love it in the can. I wish I could tell how fresh this is, but the lack of dating is a big thorn in my side.

A messy pour from the side if the can yeilds a big fluffy 2+ finger head that fades at a med pace with quite a bit of soapy lacing, decent bubbles rising up from the bottom to reinforce the head as well, crystal clear tan orange amber-ish brown-straw like colored beer.

Nose brings plenty of fresh wet hops, light resins and musty aromas, a bit of hop oils, light citrus and hints of fruits, a little bit of pine, light floral hops as well. A bit of citrus fruit comes out as well, tangerine, almost apricot like. Not as big hop aroma as I expected. theres also a hint of malty sweetness.

Taste comes on with some malts actually, a semi sweet malty backbone with a bit of toasty and aromatic malts, and decent sweetness. Then the hops kick in, some fresh hop flavors but not super big, hops but good flavors. This time fruits first, a bit of apple even, apricot, and light tangerine. Then a hint of spicy hop after waves of light resins and plenty of hop oils, and a touch of pine. fairly juicy overall. finishes still semi sweet, a lot more musty resinous hops come through finally, with some light pine and bit more fruit, semi bitter long hop finish, and a bit sticky.

Mouth is med bodied, a bit of hop oils, decent carb.

Overall good but not as great as I was expecting. Nice fresh hops that don't come on as strong as I expected, and not as resinous and hardly any citrus or tropical fruit flavors. A nice malty balance though, and juicy and drinkable, but not the crazy hop bomb I was expecting. I bet a year or two ago I would have loved it though.

jlindros, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

futura123, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of vande
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%

a - a shiny, golden orange pour that leaves a clean - white head... screams IPA

s - holy fresh hops...upon cracking the seal of this can, the aromas of citrus, pine, grapefruit, floralness explode out of the can!

t - others would describe this beer as dank... it is truly a great tasting IPA...hops and bitterness bounce from taste bud to taste bud as it makes its way down your palate.

m - good amount of carbonation, medium bodied, easy to drink

0 - I'm glad I've one more can. Shared this with co-workers, to which all enjoyed!

vande, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

SortaAmbivalent, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

bondebonde, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

guillemiro, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

tubeman, Dec 03, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%

Deep orange Almost amber color with off white head and large bubbles.

Smell is heavy on the pine and grass, a little biscuity malt as well. Taste is a bit bready with very nice amount of pine, high tannin finish and plenty of resin. Alcohol is a little more present in finish than other IPA. Love this style, not the best but very nice.

DAllspaw, Dec 03, 2011
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1/5  rDev -77.1%

smogfood, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Guzzi, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

dmsohyea, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

furthurgone, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

aasimon, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

johnnyboy76, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

jwelsh, Dec 01, 2011
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4.6/5  rDev +5.5%

A- Bright golden orange with a perfect looking soapy head.

S- Glorious. The second you open the can you can smell the floral, juicy, citrusy herbal hops in all of their glory.

T- Doesn't disappoint. All of the hop flavor you'd expect from the nose and a very nice balance and finish. I would say it is a touch better than furious, which is saying a lot.

M- First can I had was a touch flat, but this one is perfect. Drinks criminally well.

O- Wake me up next fall, I don't want to wait.

PerHops, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

IllHaveAnother1, Dec 01, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Lewbacca, Nov 30, 2011
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,176 ratings.