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Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,173
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 923
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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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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.

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


4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

11-17-2011 03:17:45 | More by Nachojon
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 02:32:27 | More by dwaz
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 02:04:40 | More by Photekut
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-17-2011 01:41:33 | More by cmannes
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 01:37:19 | More by 67couple
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-17-2011 00:37:48 | More by ballz50401
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 22:48:42 | More by 3Hops
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 21:53:09 | More by Desaparecido
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-16-2011 21:22:22 | More by codynevels
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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


3.65/5  rDev -16.3%

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.

11-16-2011 18:09:35 | More by siege06nd
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 17:45:25 | More by vitese
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 15:31:00 | More by huhl23
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

11-16-2011 05:18:27 | More by dragonWhale
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-16-2011 03:54:43 | More by Tamarack22
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

5/5  rDev +14.7%

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

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

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. 

11-16-2011 01:20:00 | More by Pdiddey3d
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-16-2011 00:27:23 | More by barfdiggs
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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%

canned on 10/31/2011.

poured from can to a tulip glass.

Appearance: Straw Golden yellow bodied beer with a white colored head. Really sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell: Piney, oranges, and hints of grass. Fairly ordinary smells from a IPA, but its the depth of the nose thats awesome. This beer smells really fresh.

Taste: Moderate hop bitterness that is fresh and juicy. The hops profile is similiar to the nose; great piney notes with oranges and just a little grapefruit. The grass is there faintly and just a little bit of spice noticed in the background. The malt profile is also easy to find and is fairly biscuity. The pine eventually overtakes all other flavors and pleasantly lingers into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. This is probably one of the cleanest and most refereshing IPA's that I have tried.

Overall: This is my first Surly beer and all I can say is WOW! This is a crazy good IPA. This beer should be a seasonal release twice a year. I know which brewery, I will be visiting when I make it to the state on Minnesota. Highly recommended!!!

11-15-2011 23:57:57 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -8.3%

11-15-2011 22:29:14 | More by rpstevens
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-15-2011 21:14:46 | More by HopStoopid120
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
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