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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,520
Reviews:
466
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
10.09%
 
 
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Photo of MattMorin
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of M_chav
3.52/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fantastic tasting, very unique IPA. The overall hoppiness is a little more subdued, maybe because the hops are never given a chance to dry out as the description on the can states. Either way, flavors of citus, tropical fruit and sweet malt come through. Just flat out delicious.

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Photo of paresis
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeyA
3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.54/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2015
Green, definitely very green.
Vegetal, hints of mango, and maybe peppermint (almost peppercorn) ever so faint.
Taste is more along the line of grass, some citrus zest, and malt.
Pretty good.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Hardwood Artisans pint glass
From: My cousin Sam
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received Nov. 6, 2015
Consumed: Nov. 6, 2015
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 29, 2015

Thanks Sam!

Poured a honey, hazy color with two fingers of off-white, frothy head. Some bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average spotty foamy spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention. (Sight - 3.75)

Smelled underwhelming hints of lime, pine, Citrus zest, soap, caramel, spicy Simcoe late and some tropical notes. Really not as potent as I would have thought. Reminded me of Surge soda and maybe even some Mountain Dew. (Smell - 3.25)

Tasted better than the nose and different than maybe anything I’ve had before. Got those citrus notes - lime, pine, lemon zest, soap and Surge soda - up front. Also tropical, pineapple, herbal, grass, some tartness, floral and light tangerine rind. Clean and crisp, with the alcohol well hidden (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Oily, sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, citrusy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

This beer really grew on me as it went down. Thankful for Sam hooking me up as always. (Taste - 4.00)

3.83 | 86 | B+

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Photo of BSiegs
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light copper pour, moderate clarity, and sticky white head that clings down the glass. Pine and resin on the nose, along with some grassiness, lemon, and bready malt. Slightly more subdued than expected, but some hop aroma has likely already faded. The flavor follows exactly, plenty of piney, resinous goodness with hints of grass, lemon. A very balanced beer. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate high carbonation. A nice dry finish. A very nice wet hopped beer!

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Photo of Josholson666
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of newbeeraday
3.25/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

The beer has a light orange color. The aroma is malty. The taste is piney bitterness, grassy, tropical fruits, and some malt. One of the better wet hop beers

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Photo of Drewan19
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 2ellas
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cshafer7
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rizzy17
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cmf
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tallboy can into a becker. Pours golden clear with a one finger head. Has a sweet spicy scent. Feels foamy in the mouth almost like the beer is not there. Sort of a sour, bitter, chunky hops taste. Bit of a can smell after a while, but overall tasty and a little different.

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NickTheGreat
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L (4.5) - Very nice dark amber color and big pile of off white foam on top.
S (4.25) - Pretty good floral hop aroma. Maybe not as strong as I'd expect, but quite noticeable.
T (4.25) - Good tasting beer. I'd maybe expect the hops to pack a little more punch. I've wet-hopped homebrew before, but not real experienced with wet-hopped commercial beers.
F (4.25) - Nice drinkable beer. Good carb, but still smooth.
O (4.25) - Overall, this is a very good beer. I may have been expecting a little more due to everybody talking about it. And at the price point! I liked it, and would buy again, but I'd buy Abrasive or Todd or a few others first.

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

Photo of Brian29
3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pulphead
2.06/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Anatole
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kidzord
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wet from Surly Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 1,520 ratings.
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