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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,178
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 937
Gots: 66 | 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%

Diomede, Nov 20, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great hop & sweet smell as I pop open the can - poured into a pint glass, the appearance is a nice dark-golden/amber hue. Not a lot of head (I find all the Surly beers I've had to be lower in carbonation), but decent lacing. Good amount of bitter and hops at the front followed with a sweetness and a slightly dry finish.

Overall a very good, hoppy beer that any hop-head should try.

bertram, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of nitro0292
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this lovely fresh, wet-hopped brew into a stein producing a brilliant clear goal with a solid inch of bright white head. Retention and lacing are good. Nothing is exceptional in appearance.

The aroma is where this beer starts to distinguish itself as a wet-hopped IPA. Intense aroma of hops, pine and dankness.

Taste is more of the same. Hops completely overpower the malt base. Pure hop juice. Would like a little more citrus along with my dank herbal pine flavors.

Fairly light carbonation, mouthfeel is light and easy drinking.

This is a terrific brew. Definitely worth having multiples if you can get your hands on it.

nitro0292, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Dael5859, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

dasmusik, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

davidbowers13, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

stbo101, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

pest, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz. can into a pint glass.

Appearance: Wet has a transparent bronze color. It appears to be filtered, which kind of surprises me. A frothy off-white head leaves a thick sheet of lace down the side of the glass.

Smell: A nice sweetness falls somewhere between earthy and caramel malt. The malt is just a backbone for the huge Citra and more moderate Simcoe hop notes. With this much mango, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, and pine, we are in good shape.

Taste: Some lightly caramel malt has a light earthy quality as well. An explosion of robust, bitter, and delicous hops. Citra and Simcoe, indeed. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, and spicy pine are all fully developed and delicious. The finish has a juicy hop bitterness to it.

Mouthfeel: There is such a great smoothness to the feel. It drinks right in the middle of the spectrum, with a light to medium carbonation and a bit of hoppy residue.

Overall: Just a great wet hop beer. This is everything I am looking for in a great, drinkable IPA. Smooth, hoppy, and full of juicy fruit, with a bitterness that complements the flavor instead of replacing it.

KickInTheChalice, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

inbierveritas, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

lakersfan16, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jtrockchalk, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

laymansbeerfan, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= A hazy golden color, there are some orange highlights in it. Nice foamy white head that sticks around lots of nice stickey lacing in this one as well.

S= This is more of a citrus IPA it's really strong and that is the main thing that I get from the nose. There might be some slight grassy aromas but the citrus is in your face.

T= The taste is just like the nose but there is a little bit of a malt backbone. It's got a really good taste really like this one.

M= Medium bodied, perfect carbonation.

O= Overall, I really enjoyed this "Wet Hopped" IPA or harvest ale. I do like a few local ones better and with the talk on the price of these I would probably just stick to the ones I can get on the regular. I would pick it up if I saw it on the shelf but probably wouldn't seek it out in a trade it was a great extra though.

LiquidBread219, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

brystmar, Nov 18, 2011
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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is perhaps the best IPA i've ever had! Poured with a small to average off white head and a little lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is the freshest hops and balanced against malt, caramel, fresh bread. Flavor is like nose and again the freshest hops perfectly matched to the malt, yeast, and carbonic tang. Body and carbonation excell. Finish is like flavor and surprisingly of average length considering the fullness of the flavor.

drpimento, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

javincik, Nov 18, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

denimdemon, Nov 18, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Karen my friend who is a BAD-ASS who lives in Minneapolis who used to live in Missouri and was my employee at the restaurant I co-own. I love Karen in an inappropriate way...she and my wife are friends, but Karen brings or sends me Surly...Karrren. Bright brilliant light orange with tiny bubbles rising to the top. The top...a never ending foamy fluffy white head that is just now dissipating after 45 minutes of alternating sip sip sip SWIG. The head stayed at 1/4 to 1/2 an inch for sooo long. Yummy earthy citrus funky skunky hop aroma. The flavors follow in the way flavors might and sometimes do...not quite a mirror, but still a fantastic balance on the palate finishing...finishing, with a cleansing bitterness. Flavors of citrus fruit and earthy funky hops. Smooth and slick in the mouth yet finishing dry and inviting another sip. If I could I would drink this every day, it rocks.

Sanford, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

zgunder, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

GoldenChild, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

thewimperoo, Nov 17, 2011
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,178 ratings.