Wet
Surly Brewing Company

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From:
Surly Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.1%
Score:
95
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 10.02%
Reviews:
490
Ratings:
1,613
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 17, 2023
Added:
Oct 10, 2009
Wants:
  966
Gots:
  162
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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Ratings by rjd722:
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Rated by rjd722 from Maryland

4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nov 05, 2019
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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: 4.49 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
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Wet from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 1613 ratings