Wet | Surly Brewing Company

WetWet
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4.3/5
1,536 Ratings
WetWet
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#560
Reviews:
469
Ratings:
1,536
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
978
Gots:
148
Trade:
1
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz can into glass. Stamped canning date is 09/28/17, Also has 'GET WET MOSAIC' stamping on bottom of can. Described on the can as a 'West-Coast Style IPA'.
Darker amber body, long lasting white head, good lacing.
Aroma and taste are tough to figure out. Memory of past 'Wet' beers brings up recollections of dank, fresh hops. 2015 was a disappointment but earlier years were memorable for aroma and taste. Most likely the current Pale Ale and India Pale Ale offerings have introduced experiences that favorably rival the aroma and taste of the fresh hop Pale Ale or IPA.
Smell and taste are pleasurable but subdued. Aroma is more tropical fruit, taste is more citrus and smooth. Very slight bitterness at the end.
Fresh, medium mouth feel.
With the crush of new beer offerings, there is little incentive to purchase more than one four-pack. Just a beer that does not have enough stand out aspects to purchase again. I was looking forward to this beer but, while solid for what it is, does not provide enough reasons to re-purchase. Certainly not a beer to criticize, but choices have to be made.

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Photo of Davedvo
2.66/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. First time trying it. For 18.00 a four pack nothing special here.

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Photo of hermit990
4.56/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gregy55902
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 edition. Mosiac. 6.1% there's not much to say but as amazing as always. Alotta hard work in this can and you can really taste it. Everything is perfectly on key.

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Photo of Jaycase
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 edition featuring Mosaic. Canned 10/2/17.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 Simcoe 7.0% tasted in a Spiegelau glass from a 1 pint can in October 2015. 2017 Mosaic 6.1% abv tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on October 10, 2017. Canned 10/02/17. Recommended.

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

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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmh21
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.96/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gobuccos
4.6/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bolio
4.63/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Glad it's back, the 2017 version is very very good.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npachl
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Philcassella
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

I think I'm the only person on earth who thinks that Surly offers mostly over-priced & over-rated beers. Just my opinion. But this is my favorite beer ever. Amazing flavor that is truly one-of-a-kind. Great balance. I had it on tap & it was all wow factor. $17 for 4 16 ounce cans is robbery, but I'll be willing to pay it.

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4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Koebele
4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjpolzin
3.75/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Wet from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,536 ratings
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