Wet | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
We took a break from brewing our Wet Hopped West Coast Style IPA in 2014 while we moved into our new brewery so for 2015 we came back with a bang. Our 2015 edition features 6,000 lbs of Simcoe hops harvested from the Yakima region of Washington. We went all out in 2015 and brewed 600 barrels, TEN TIMES as much WET as we first brewed when we started wet hopping back in 2009. And, for the first time ever, WET distribution will reach our neighbors in Wisconsin, Iowa and Chicago in both draft and 16oz cans.

2017 was Mosaic hops only
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: 17ยบ Plato
IBU: 90
AVAILABILITY: October

Added by feloniousmonk on 10-10-2009

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4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Strix
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice frothy head that leaves trails of lace, straw yellow.

Slight pineapple orange note.

Pineapple, orange, saltines, black pepper. Flavors a tad muted.

Light carbonation, fairly drinkable.

This was just fine, pleasantly drinkable, but didn't blow me away.

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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mosaic.
Slightly murky, light amber. Long lasting head.
Aroma is this beer's strong suit. Slightly tropical, but nice earthy dankness.
Taste is assertively hoppy, piney and resinous and bitterness lingers with dry finish. Truly a west coast style.
Nice fresh hop beer best drunk with a good pizza. Its quite good but I really thought I would enjoy it more. Not quite as good as fresh hop beers I've had from Lagunitas or Founders.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden, a bit hazy in color. Creamy, fluffy white head. Apricot, pineapple, peach, pine, grapefruit, and honey very fresh aroma, full of juicy tropical fruits. What a delightful brew!

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3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, 8 years since I last had this one. Time for a re-review.
16oz, "get wet mosaic 10/02/17" stamped on bottom of can.
Hazed caramel colored ale with a frothy ivory head that leaves thick chunky lacing on the glass. Tropical nose with passion fruit, faint pineapple, lemon-lime, mango, and pine. Bold hop flavor with notes of pine, orange zest, passion fruit, mango, and pineapple with some light caramel. Resinous medium body, finishing bitter with pine and passion fruit lingering. Overall, a very good wet hop IPA, but it is quite pricy for what it is.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There isn't a whole lot not to like about this beer. The big burst of hoppy aroma on opening the can tells you what's coming. Poured into a tulip glass from a 16-ounce can. Very pretty homey-colored pour, with a two-finger white head that settles into a thin cap. The note on the bottom of the can reads "GET WET MOSAIC." This sample was just under two months past the canning date. Intense hop character was still evident, with notes of pine resin up front and citrus and tropical fruit in the background. Good malt backbone, with enough sweetness to provide balance. Dry finish, with lots of resiny bitterness. Very well done, and an outstanding beer.

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3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey suckle, orange, pineapple and pine. Some floral grapefruit juice. Bit of caramel and biscuit malt. Medium bodied. Extremely balanced. Semi dry finish. Touch of sweetness. It's good.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
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3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a faint sedimentary haze. There's an inch of densely packed, creamy beige on top. The aroma is of light crackery malt and piney hops. I'm tasting a sharply bitter piney hops and light crackery malt. The mouth is lightly resinous, crisp, and refreshing.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
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4/5  rDev -7%
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Mosaic version from 9/29/17.

Medium amber color, huge soapy head, sticky lacing.

Tons of bright, mosaic hops, tropical and pine.

Taste is bright and a little sweet with a nice pine/tropical mix. Some floral also.

Medium feel and slightly slick.

A very nice beer with great depth of flavor, especially for being single hop.

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Wet from Surly Brewing Company
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