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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,150
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 894
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
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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LSUPT

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-17-2011 06:25:23 | More by LSUPT
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-17-2011 05:26:48 | More by JAHMUR
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can, canned on 10/31/11. This one was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Surly Wet pours a mildly hazy orange, with a handful of tangerine highlights coming through. The cream colored foam maxes out at about three fingers in height. Head retention is off the charts, and lacing leaves a solid ring at the top of the glass. If it was a little more full the rest of the way down, the look would be perfect. I started smelling hops as soon as I cracked the can, and one inhale with my nose at the top of the glass had me ready to guess Simcoe and Citra as the wet hops in play here. There's the tropical edged citrus aroma that I associate with Citra, along with a bit of pine, and thankfully the catty influence that I get from Simcoe is tucked far in the background. There's a little bit of sweetness at the front of each sip, almost candy-like. The bitterness that comes through next is attention grabbing, but stops short of being abrasive. Citra dominates the back end of the flavor profile, with a citrus flavor that's solidly orange. The Simcoe qualities from the aroma are relegated to a more secondary role. The body is not bone dry, but definitely on the lighter, crisper end of the spectrum for an IPA. This clears the way for a nice, bubbly level of carbonation to really come through and help make the hops the central focus of the beer. Another great beer from Surly, an one I'll look to get more of next fall.

Serving type: can

11-17-2011 05:07:54 | More by axeman9182
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willjschmidt

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Sierra Nevada 30th anniversary glass.

A: Pours a light bronze color with a thin white head. Head quickly fades. Great lacing.

S: Citrus, a touch of pine.

T: A nice dose of hops. Pleasant bitterness, mostly in the finish. A fair amount of citrus fruit, a hint of pine. A touch of grassy flavors. Definitely taste the freshness of the hops, but I find the hop profile a bit too one dimensional. Well balanced with a pale malt.

M: A bit on the thin side, average carbonation. Lively and crisp.

O: A tad bit disappointed with this one. It was a bit too thin and too one dimensional with the flavor profile. Not a bad beer by any means, but one of least favorite wet hop beers that I had this fall.

Serving type: can

11-17-2011 04:03:08 | More by willjschmidt
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Nachojon

Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of two beers I took notes on at FFF XV...too much fun.

A- Orange, red just a touch cloudy. A great looking IPA. Rich off-white head. Head is present throughout and lacing is prevalent.

S-Solid hop nose with piney notes and some citrus. Smell is not as strong as taste but good.

T- This thing is a banger. Wet is wet and good. Hop blast hits you off the bat, pine and resin leading into the citrus grapefruit finish and just pure flavor and crispness.

M- Crisp and delicious. WET DELICIOUS HOPS to the end b.

O- I like it, I think it's great. Really.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 03:17:45 | More by Nachojon
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 02:32:27 | More by dwaz
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 02:04:40 | More by Photekut
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cmannes

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-17-2011 01:41:33 | More by cmannes
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 01:37:19 | More by 67couple
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ballz50401

Iowa

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 00:37:48 | More by ballz50401
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3Hops

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 22:48:42 | More by 3Hops
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Desaparecido

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 21:53:09 | More by Desaparecido
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codynevels

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-16-2011 21:22:22 | More by codynevels
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gdhawley

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 19:56:53 | More by gdhawley
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint...

A: Surly Wet has a golden orange hue and is just a touch cloudy. Fairly standard stuff for an IPA, but where it impresses is its two finger, fluffy, plush, eggshell white head. Head retention is solid, with a solid quarter finger of the good stuff lingering throughout the session. Lacing is also phenomenal, with tightly beaded sheets coating the inside of my glass. Very impressive.

S: The hop nose on this is very piny and resiny. Lots of grassiness to this one. Grapefruit and citrus notes are also there, but it's a bit muted. Good, but nothing more than that.

T: Pine resin and herbal bitterness take center stage with some citrus zest evening out things a little bit on the back. An odd watery sweetness on the finish. The flavors are right but could be better integrated. I prefer my IPAs smoother and Surly Wet is all about bitter and grassy. The citrus presence there is is too little, too late.

M: Carbonation is right, but flavors are out of balance here. The finish, especially, is thin and one-note. Not very complex or nuanced. A better malt build might have rounded this out a bit better.

O: Surly Wet is a solid IPA, and definitely one I would revisit were it readily available in my area. However, when I bounce this up against Founders Harvest Ale, it's not even close. They hit the same notes, but the flavors here are poorly integrated and the body of the brew is disappointingly thin. I desperately wanted more from this, but alas, Surly Wet is undistinguished in this reviewer's eyes.

Serving type: can

11-16-2011 18:09:35 | More by siege06nd
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vitese

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 17:45:25 | More by vitese
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huhl23

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 15:31:00 | More by huhl23
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RichBeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 08:32:29 | More by RichBeer
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dragonWhale

New York

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pair of cans shipped east from the good land of the north. The first was delicious..this one? Weird..delicious.

Amber with a small head and some very heady lacing. Despite the description, malt is evident, along with wet fresh hoppy deliciousness. The citra, simcoe, and columbus are very different wet, a lot more vegetal, not a knock, but the citrus is juicier and more subdued. The bitterness is there but not in the levels pronounced. Tastes more like a pale, but it is still an excellent liquid. Stays on the tongue for a while, lingering with pine and orange and grapefruit.

Serving type: can

11-16-2011 05:18:27 | More by dragonWhale
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 03:54:43 | More by Tamarack22
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bauermj

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-16-2011 02:59:27 | More by bauermj
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 02:33:21 | More by CarolinaKevin
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marine1975

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 02:23:19 | More by marine1975
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Pdiddey3d

New York

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to my boy Tom for hooking  me up with this gem.

A: Orange with a slight red tint. Very translucent. Nice amount of fluffy white head and retains nicely and leaves some awesome lacing as I drink. 

S: fresh juicy citrusy hops stand strong and proud. Great fruity notes of mango, pineapple, tangerine. Great aroma. So fresh and so clean clean!

T: Not as hop forward as I'd imagined but very nice hop character.  Slightly resinous. Much like the nose there is some juicy white grapefruit flavors here accented with tropical fruits. Mango and pineapple most noticeable. Delicious! 

M: top notch. Slightly oily but with a crisp/dry finish. Perfect carb level. Very sessionable.

O: Amazing fresh hop ale, among the best I've ever had. 

Serving type: can

11-16-2011 01:20:00 | More by Pdiddey3d
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barfdiggs

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 00:27:23 | More by barfdiggs
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
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