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Wet | Surly Brewing Company

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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:
#565
Reviews:
482
Ratings:
1,566
pDev:
10%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -76.7%

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1.36/5  rDev -68.4%

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1.97/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 1.75

The 2015 batch smells and tastes like a floor cleaning product mixed with pineapple juice. This beer was an unfortunate waste of money because it has been quite good in the past, but this year it is horrible.

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2.06/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.07/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

2015 Version:

Can dated 9/29/2015.
Beer smells and tastes like a lager. It actually reminds me of Hell, with much more Sterling hops, than normal. I am sorry, but the beer inside of my Wet can, is not Wet or even an IPA.

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2.56/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours to a nice light copper to straight amber color with a two finger white head that laces well. Smells like German malts with a touch of lemon - no hops detected. Tastes nothing like it should - plenty of lemony maltiness and not much else. Finishes with some faint, lingering bitterness. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side as is the carbonation. Surly has missed big time with this beer. It tastes nothing like I would expect - more like a semi-hopped up lager. And at $17 ... well let's just say I am not happy.

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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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2.75/5  rDev -36%

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2.75/5  rDev -36%

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2.85/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -30.2%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.1/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Filtered IPA, muted flavor and aroma...the aroma and taste that is there is of dank dry grass with cat pee...mmmmm

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3.25/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.26/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Wet from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,566 ratings
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