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Surly Brewing Company

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From:
Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #37
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,409
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 10.02%
Ratings:
1,611
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 16, 2021
Added:
Oct 10, 2009
Wants:
  968
Gots:
  162
SCORE
95
World-Class
WetWet
Notes: 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.

2019 was Mosaic hops only
2018 was Citra hops only
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: 17º Plato
IBU: 90
AVAILABILITY: October
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4.39 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 16, 2021
 
3.77 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
 
4.24 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a can of this beer from a beer store in La Crosse, WI. It poured a clear orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent had dank fruit malty hop notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with fresh floral hop presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

Apr 03, 2020
 
4.52 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin on Apr 02, 2020
 
3.93 by B-rett from Wisconsin on Feb 25, 2020
 
3.97 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Jan 27, 2020
 
4.51 by rjd722 from Maryland on Nov 05, 2019
 
4.49 by Chilmer from Iowa on Nov 03, 2019
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4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by andrewjraab from Michigan

A - pours a golden bronze with red tints. Layers of puffy white head with a sticky finish.

S - Earthy, fresh hops, dank, piney.

T - Fresh hops, layers of citrus, piney, resinous, and dank. Balanced nicely with a dry and bitter finish - that clings to your tongue.

O - Solid Harvest IPA. Fresh and balanced and easily quaffable.

Oct 26, 2019
 
4.4 by nruhlig from Minnesota on Oct 20, 2019
 
3.82 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2019
 
4.29 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 13, 2019
 
3.5 by akk14 from Illinois on Mar 21, 2019
 
4 by rking1226 from Wisconsin on Feb 18, 2019
 
4.24 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jan 06, 2019
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3.23/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by RaulMondesi from California

Here it is ladies and gents, my 1,000th and last review. (And this one here was a big time want.)

Kind of like Kiera Knightly in a nightie, this one has Raul intrigued. But when I disrobed said hottie’s garb (when I took that first sip) - pure disappoint. Almost as if Kiera let her beaver grow wild, it’s just pure sadness. The beer is simply flat. Like, flatter than flat. Now, I’m still not kicking Kiera out of the bed because she is still Kiera. Just like I’m not going to dump this Wet because it’s still Wet. But I guess I just haz a sad. At 2 months old, I’m guessing this wet hop beer needs to be consumed ultra fresh. It wouldn’t have such a high rating if it tasted like it does right now.

So long, my beautiful minions. All I can say is don’t be afraid to clap back!

Dec 01, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

Got in a trade with MonDak_Joe1953. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/1/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey/toast, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, watermelon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.1%. Overall this is a fantastic wet hopped IPA. All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Outstanding and pretty unique 100% Citra profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; great bready malt balance; mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering as expected. Very Midwest style for an IPA.

Nov 17, 2018
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3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by brutalfarce from Connecticut

Pours beautiful clear straw gold. Smells of hops. Drinks smooth with hoppy bitter taste throughout. Very drinkable.

Nov 12, 2018
 
4.25 by kperregaux from Massachusetts on Nov 11, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

11/2/18 (Okemos, MI): 16 oz canned 10/2/18 3:25, multiple pours into snifter, gift from brother. Light golden pour, fluffy head, heavy carbonation, leaves nice white lacing. Light citrus aroma and balanced taste, slightly sweet citrus, bitter dry hops, excellent. Mouth feel creamy, very smooth, carbonation holds well. Overall very good IPA.

Nov 10, 2018
 
5 by pvibeer from Colorado on Nov 08, 2018
 
3.43 by Jstarr2517 from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2018
 
4.28 by jjquinter from Illinois on Oct 30, 2018
 
4.2 by moundbz from North Dakota on Oct 29, 2018
 
4.3 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa on Oct 24, 2018
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3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ClintGoodman from Iowa

Absolutely a disappointment

Oct 23, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Finally got to try this after years of keeping an eye out. Was worried it wouldn't stand up to the ipas of today, I was happy to be proven wrong. As much as I love dry hopped ipas, this reminded me how much I loved wet hopped ones. The citra hops meld so well with the underlying caramel malts, giving you a burst of wet sweetness, that then is dominated by delicious hop bitterness. Good citrus fruit, grass and floral hops notes in smell as well. So much flavor for a single ipa.

Oct 20, 2018
 
3.67 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Oct 17, 2018
 
4.08 by dexterk1 from Illinois on Oct 15, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

What a great beer, just ridiculously pricey in WI

Oct 13, 2018
 
3.97 by TooGood from Minnesota on Oct 06, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

Canned October 1st, 2018. Pours a slightly foggy amber with a thin white head. Smell is mostly dank hops with some citrus notes. Flavor has notes of grapefruit, pineapple, grass, and hop bitterness, all in abundance. Medium carbonation and body. Solid, very flavorful IPA, and I love Citra hops to boot, so this was the year to beat.

Oct 06, 2018
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4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Can dated 10-1-18. Pours a clear honey yellow with a large white pillow of a head that lasts and leaves good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet ripe tropical fruit with a slight hop bitter finish. Feel is soft medium bodied. Overall a pretty nice beer without being too special. Expected more from a 4 day old beer from this brewery.

Oct 05, 2018
 
4.36 by ian_graf from Minnesota on Oct 05, 2018
 
4.83 by grapeshops from California on Mar 31, 2018
 
3.01 by KevinMc from Illinois on Mar 29, 2018
 
4.21 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Mar 06, 2018
 
4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Feb 11, 2018
 
3.99 by TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2018
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1611 ratings