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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,193
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 951
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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Photo of schmoopsbeer
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Millah for throwing these in as extras!
Poured in to Nonic Pint

Color: This beer shines golden caramel hue. A fluffy two finger white head forms after the pour and it slowly reduces to a dime sized rings around the top of the glass. Good head retention and minimal lacing from this beer.

Nose: Massive amount of fresh hops! Smells like a wet forest in the spring... ahhh delicious. Light amount of citrus flavors rise from the glass as the beer warms, but the aroma is still all hops. Tiny hints of caramel in this beer as well.

Palate: Smooth and crisp. The drinkability of this beer is just sublime. No hints of alcohol, just all hops and mellow tangerine and peach. The tongue just gets lambasted with a plethora of hops, but its inviting and tasty. At the back the palate gets cleansed by the underlying citrus of the brew.

Finish: It goes down way to fast and way to good. Nothing but good things to say about this beer.... well done Surly. Best wet hop IPA in my book.

Rating 95 out of 100

schmoopsbeer, Nov 22, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

CelticAleMan, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. Dating on can is October 31st 2011. I'll take it!

A real nice wonderfully tiny pin head sized forming bubbles of off whit head is made. Extremely uniform, sitting on a very clear orange amber body, some slow rising carbonation, the odd cola bubble stuck to the side of the glass. Lots of stickiness, and giant clumps to bite into for the head. very impressive.

Nose is mushy fruit, and a mix of faint pine, but mostly mushed apricot and citrus hop. Seems a bit sweet and sugary sensation also.

Very interesting palate. Muted but nice stinging short hop palate with a good mix of malt and hop on the finish. Sweetness sensed from the nose is toned down considerably, mixing with a few hints of pine and good soft resin. Citrus angle fruit and mushiness doesn't seem to be as present which makes it much more enjoyable. Texture is almost velvety, rich , just a faint hint of carbonation to keep it all lively.

Very nice beer, a great one, perhaps not my favorite wet hop IPA but it sure is up there. Just another great beer from Surly.

smakawhat, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

TicoCali, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

lcmir23, Nov 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Tucquan
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2011-11-21 in Columbia, PA

A - Clear amber-copper with a 1.5-finger off-white head and mild lacing.

S - Citrus, some tropical, hop bud dank and floral. Smells better out of the can than it did on-tap; perhaps due to the cooking smells in Cafe 28.

T - Hop forward but not over-the-top. Pine, citrus, light pineapple, hop bud goo. There's some fresh citrus flesh and a bit of malty sweetness that hints at caramel. This sweetness lingers into the aftertaste but is gradually overcome by grapefruit zest. The fresh, vegetal hop bud dankness never lets up. Awesome.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Prickly. A little resinous. Smooth and crisp.

O - A very fine, wet-hopped brew. Reminded me of a Port High Tide but with a brighter citrus flavor and even more dankness.

Tucquan, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

bob727, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

DarthGuitarHero, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

alalvarez75, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of thebouch01
5/5  rDev +14.7%

thebouch01, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

daveytheformer, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

sprucetip, Nov 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Schlais, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of Diomede
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Diomede, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of bertram
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
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,193 ratings.