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Wet | Surly Brewing Company

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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:
#561
Reviews:
481
Ratings:
1,565
pDev:
10%
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Photo of KidSalami
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of T_botski
3.94/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of loganburgh
4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of golf_sierra
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Mosaic.
Slightly murky, light amber. Long lasting head.
Aroma is this beer's strong suit. Slightly tropical, but nice earthy dankness.
Taste is assertively hoppy, piney and resinous and bitterness lingers with dry finish. Truly a west coast style.
Nice fresh hop beer best drunk with a good pizza. Its quite good but I really thought I would enjoy it more. Not quite as good as fresh hop beers I've had from Lagunitas or Founders.

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Photo of NathanBeets
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Golden, a bit hazy color. Creamy, fluffy white head. Apricot, pineapple, peach, pine, grapefruit, and honey very fresh aroma, full of juicy tropical fruits. What a delightful brew! Highly recommended, will purchase again!

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Photo of barnzy78
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, 8 years since I last had this one. Time for a re-review.
16oz, "get wet mosaic 10/02/17" stamped on bottom of can.
Hazed caramel colored ale with a frothy ivory head that leaves thick chunky lacing on the glass. Tropical nose with passion fruit, faint pineapple, lemon-lime, mango, and pine. Bold hop flavor with notes of pine, orange zest, passion fruit, mango, and pineapple with some light caramel. Resinous medium body, finishing bitter with pine and passion fruit lingering. Overall, a very good wet hop IPA, but it is quite pricy for what it is.

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Photo of dcotom
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There isn't a whole lot not to like about this beer. The big burst of hoppy aroma on opening the can tells you what's coming. Poured into a tulip glass from a 16-ounce can. Very pretty homey-colored pour, with a two-finger white head that settles into a thin cap. The note on the bottom of the can reads "GET WET MOSAIC." This sample was just under two months past the canning date. Intense hop character was still evident, with notes of pine resin up front and citrus and tropical fruit in the background. Good malt backbone, with enough sweetness to provide balance. Dry finish, with lots of resiny bitterness. Very well done, and an outstanding beer.

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Photo of rodlavers
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Honey suckle, orange, pineapple and pine. Some floral grapefruit juice. Bit of caramel and biscuit malt. Medium bodied. Extremely balanced. Semi dry finish. Touch of sweetness. It's good.

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

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

Gold in color with a faint sedimentary haze. There's an inch of densely packed, creamy beige on top. The aroma is of light crackery malt and piney hops. I'm tasting a sharply bitter piney hops and light crackery malt. The mouth is lightly resinous, crisp, and refreshing.

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Photo of Budlum
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LostHighway
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mosaic version from 9/29/17.

Medium amber color, huge soapy head, sticky lacing.

Tons of bright, mosaic hops, tropical and pine.

Taste is bright and a little sweet with a nice pine/tropical mix. Some floral also.

Medium feel and slightly slick.

A very nice beer with great depth of flavor, especially for being single hop.

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Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Userme59
2.85/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of adam36
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a pint glass canned on 10/2.

A: Small tiny bubbled creamy white head that settles to a film. Body is a bright amber color with a slight haze.

S: green, vine like hops, resin, a little tangerine.

T: Nice vineous, raw resiny flavor almost a little spicy with a little bit of bitterness fairly dry and not very sweet at all. Maybe hints of the tangerine, but they are squashed underneath the raw green vine like qualities.

M: medium bodied to lighter crazy dryness.

O: this beer is pretty impressive, if you like fruit bombs this is not your cup of tea. This beer is intense resiny and raw.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.83/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
4.64/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.97/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I guess its kind of difficult to accurately measure this beer given that the recipe changes big time for it each year. I think 2012 was the year I banged a 4 pack of this, other than that its been extras thrown around.

The chrystal carver malt usage results in a body and color that is darker and thicker, something you can totally pass around and spitroast at the firehouse and then kick it off the department for lying about being on probation like in Pershing County. Aroma really depends on the variety, wasn't huge for Simcoe/Cascade/Centennial, but Citra and Mosaic versions are popping with the aromatics. Really just depends what hops they're using, they're not magical because they call it Wet regardless of variety.

Taste is much the same. I don't know why they don't do a medley of wet hops, like both aroma and bittering instead of going all in on just one type each year. The malt seems a little more than desired for something that should be a showcase for the fresh hops. Still has that near 100ibu stinging grapefruit like bitterness. Its almost a quant reminder of wet hopped beers from another era. At $5 a can now, should be interesting to see how it competes with all these new low ibu juicy ipas. Its still a sentimental type of beer I dig, similar to Celebration Ale from a bygone era.

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Photo of laketang
4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 Oz can poured into a notice glass. The beer almost seemed visually thick when pouring and has a pillow white head. It is a very c learn beer, orange in color. Earth and citrus hits the nose but could be better, this beer is over 3 weeks old now. Some fresh clippings smell too. A little bitterness hits the tongue we Ithaca some earthy tastes too. Resinous coating on my tongue gives me a Chewy crisp mouthfeel.

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 edition. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a dense and creamy white head.
The aroma is dank and grassy with nice citrus notes and a touch of onion.
Taste is grassy, with citrus and a pine/pith finish. The middle borders on brutal, it's nicely bitter. Dank.
Medium mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

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Wet from Surly Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 1,565 ratings
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