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Surly Wet 2009 & 2010

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
To make Surly Wet we took 1,400 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.
2009 vintage: 50% Simcoe, 50% Citra hops
2010 vintage: 50% Simcoe, 50% Citra hops
2011 vintage: 100% Citra hops
2012 vintage: 100% Simcoe hops
2013 vintage: 75% Cascade, 25% Centennial hops
2014 vintage: No release
2015 vintage: 100% Simcoe hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Big sweet pineapple aroma, some aloe. Hazy gold, small white head. Large and juicy, intense hop character yet little abrasive bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Can shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy simcoe earthy hop and small malt aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate to heavy bitter finish of medium to long duration. This a very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Nice fruity floral fresh hoppy nose. Malt base minimal, perhaps a hint of rye. Golden pour, thin hea d lace. Fresh fruity flavors, floral, dry unobtrusive malt, super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13414) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
16 oz can poured a clear gold with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of biscuit, pink grapefruit, tangerine and light pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, tangerine, pink grapefruit and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering moderatly bitter frtuity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Thanks bauermj. Pours a clean translucent gold with one finger of dense creamy eggshell white head. Beautiful pour. Nose is resinous and hoppy with lots of citrus rind and some piny notes. Flavor is nice, grapefruit zest and citrus with a dry piny character. Palate is nice, perfect amount of body and a medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 10, 2010
16oz can thanks to the awesome trader biglobo8971 on BA. Pours clear bright golden with a two-finger white head and great lacing. The aroma is big herbal hops and citrus with slight tropical fruits and sweet malt. The flavor starts a little sweet with pale and caramel malts then finishes with a big citrusy hop bite. Orange, pineapple, and herbal notes. A little honey in there. Medium-bodied with a slightly resinous mouthfeel and soft carbonation. A solid wet hop beer. Not mind blowing, but very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Can. Canned on 10/13/10. Shared by emacgee. Moderately clear orange amber with a small whispy white head. I can imagine that this was great almost two months ago when it was first canned. Now, the hops have faded. Itís still okay, but nowhere near what I expect it was. Will have to revisit next year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Thanks to Santa... Canned 10/11/10. Clear amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pine resin, and biscuit malts. Flavor is definitely degrading. Muted citrus hops and a doughy malty backbone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Thanks to Chuck for this can. Pours a light, crystal-clear amber with a big pillowy white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin cap and leaves gorgeous lacing. Aroma is full of green, floral hops, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, you name it. As it warms it starts to take on an herbal character with some light sweet bready malts perceptible in the background. The taste is also massively hoppy but not abrasive or bitter. Itís all just extremely bright and fresh with pine cones, lemon grass and light citrus fruit as well. The backbone is bready and just hefty enough to support all the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, highly carbonation and completely refreshing overall. This is a spectacular IPA and, as far as I can remember, the best fresh hop beer Iíve ever had. Drinkability is off the charts. I could drink this every day and not get tired of it. Just awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
(16oz can, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of baby powder, grapefruit, pine, light florals, and nuts. Flavor of grass, citrus, earth, caramel malt, and toasted grain.

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