Wet - Surly Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,209
Reviews: 397
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 962
Gots: 69 | 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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Photo of Sanford
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.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Bright copper gold with a finger of head. Head diminishes quickly.

S - Very hoppy clean. You can definately tell your participating in a little bit of IPA heaven. Floral yet very sweet at first. Once the head diminishes the beer itself has a grassy, earthy tone.

T - Hops, hops, hops. The taste can only be described on my palate as fresh and bright. Although now apparent in smell there is a dinately a citrus (grapefruit/orange)start to it and finishes very malty.

D - Some may find this beer a bit too much and very filling. I, however, love chewing on my beer and find this one very tolerable and easily able to finish 2-3 in a sitting.

(I have found from beer to beer the taste changes. I am not sure if this is because of age, wetness/dyness of hop, or amount/type of hop included. Nonetheless, it is a hit every time)

Cost - I paid $15.99 for a 4 pack of 16 ounce cans. This is my only frown. I did, however, by a second helping the next.

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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: (10/12)
The smell of fresh/wet hops hit the nose, first. The first thing to pop in my head is of a west-coast IPA. Citrusy nose, with some black pepper as well / some earthiness. Not a hop bomb on the nose, though.

Appearance: (3/3)
The Golden Ale is very clear and has a perfect golden hue for this style. Very clear and golden-hued. Obvious filtration utilized. Poured about a one-fingered head from the 16 oz. can. Head does dissipate quite quickly.

Flavor: (18/20)
Nice maltiness here to balance the hops. I get the malts on the front to middle of the tongue, the hops come to the forefront on the back end and at the aftertaste. Extremely fresh-tasting - as it was canned, yesterday.

Mouthfeel: (5/5)
Some stickiness / dankness here; really nice. Very clean, with a light body.

Overall Impression: (9/10)
Extremely fresh and green-tasting. Reminiscent of the Furious backbone/malt. This isn't an uber hop bomb, but is extremely clean and refreshing. I have to try this on tap! On cask would be amazing....!

TOTAL: 45/50

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Wet from Surly Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 1,209 ratings.