Surly Brewing Company

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Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
American IPA
4.29 | pDev: 10.02%
Dec 17, 2023
Oct 10, 2009
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
YEAST: English Ale

OG: 17º Plato
IBU: 90
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Ratings by brutalfarce:
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Rated by brutalfarce from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pours beautiful clear straw gold. Smells of hops. Drinks smooth with hoppy bitter taste throughout. Very drinkable.
Nov 12, 2018
More User Ratings:
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Rated by adosen01 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The 2023 return of Wet is super good and holding up well several month in!
Dec 17, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 31, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 3.77 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.52 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by B-rett from Wisconsin

Feb 25, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 4.51 by rjd722 from Maryland

Nov 05, 2019
Rated: 4.49 by Chilmer from Iowa

Nov 03, 2019
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Reviewed by andrewjraab from Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.4 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2019
Rated: 3.82 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Oct 18, 2019
Rated: 4.29 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

Jul 13, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by akk14 from Illinois

Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 4 by rking1226 from Wisconsin

Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

3.23/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1613 ratings