Wet | Surly Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Surly Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
surlybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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.

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
ABV: 7.5% v/v
COLOR: 6 ºSRM
IBU: 90
AVAILABILITY: October

Added by feloniousmonk on 10-10-2009

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1,521
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466
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.09%
 
 
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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of malfunxion
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Farral
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kevin79
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SeanMNCraftBeerLover
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nut
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Shark
3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 9/30:
Hazy yellow gold, with nice fluffy head and lacing in curtains.

Nose a little sign of age covering tropical notes: pineapple, mango, and maybe a little sweet grapefruit.

Bittersweet taste with a little bit of staleness involved. Follows nose on the tropical notes. Crusty honey-like sweetness at this point, piney bitterness outstripping the grapefruit pith at this point. Little rough around the edges, but there's some obvious signs of a good beer.

Feel is actually smooth beyond the taste roughness. Fills palate and provides just a little tingle all over.

Had this two weeks ago and it wasn't showing signs of age as much. I have another to try and revamp this review in case my palate was off tonight. Rating is combo of the two tastes.

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4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JCarson410
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of angrybabboon
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed 11/27/15 with some memories of drinking this at the brewery about a month ago; I've received a strong recommendation from Goblinmunkey7 to not review this can, as it is a bit old (9/29), but this suggestion has only bolstered my determination to review - hopefully I will update this for the 2016 iteration

A: Medium golden-orange with some honey around the edges- lightly hazy, a little more than just chill haze - pours with a medium-sized, creamy white head, fades to a few wisps, leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Leafy, fruity, resinous hops - citrus notes, with some candied orange, orange and grapefruit flesh - some citrus zest - loads of apricot and some peach - leafy, lightly grassy, herbal, spicy - pine - resinous - raw and floral, usual wet hop aromas - malts are fairly sweet, with some light bread, caramel, and biscuits powdered with sugar

T: Raw, leafy, and mostly unrefined, in a good way - leafy, flowery, herbal, resinous hop cones - orange and grapefruit flesh - citrus zest and pith - touch of candied citrus - big push of apricot - lightly tropical fruit juice - pine and some grass - mint - medium level of bitterness - malts are fairly sweet, with some pale malts, caramel malts, cooked sugar, light biscuits - lightly earthy

M: Medium body, smooth despite the intentionally rough nature of the hops, low but adequate carbonation, herbal finish

O: Moist.

Somehow Surly Wet has eluded me until this year. I had the pleasure of drinking this in MN, and I found a can in Chicago to bring home and properly review. This can, despite being older than I would like, is pretty much what I remember fresh. This is a great example of what a wet hop should be. It's raw, unrefined nature is very charming. Simcoe tastes like Simcoe, but it's also a bit different. Overall, it's a little too sweet, but otherwise it's solid.

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4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting a lot better. Watery, some earthy hops, not that bitter.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wet from Surly Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,521 ratings.
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