islay (1327) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 oz. can, consumed on 11-1-12. The second can I had from a four-pack, and I enjoyed the first one just as much as I did this one. Awesome, hops-centric aroma: Dry, bitter, mineral-y smell featuring citrus, peach, apricot, cracker, and bread scents as well as, yes, cat urine (I dislike that description because it can’t help but come off as critical, even though I don’t mean it as such). Very strong and perfect wet-hopped IPA aroma. Pours a clear gold with slow-rising bubbles and a moderate amount of long-lasting, thick, cream-colored head. Produces very good lacing. Sharp, dry, mineral-y, grainy flavor matches the aroma. Lemon, peach, vanilla, and gin and tonic / quinine elements in the taste. Alcohol noticeable in the flavor. Long, dry aftertaste. Easy to drink but filling. Very lively; soft and smooth in the palate. Medium body. Surly Wet 2012 is one of the best beers I’ve had in years. You can’t ask for much more in the style or, really, any style. This beer is well made, highly aromatic and flavorful, and simply excellent!
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Fresh, super citrusy floral hops, and pineapple aroma. Cloudy amber with a moderate off-white head, thick sticky lacing. Fresh citrusy floral hops, pineapple, bready caramel malt flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation. This just made favorite IPA list. Amazing aroma, fantastic fresh-juicy-fruity hop flavor, and good malt balance. Somehow manages to be bitter without being bitter. Just, wow!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can, thanks to jmikolich and GT2: pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of white head. Has a lightly sweet pale malty nose with lots of fresh resiny hoppy notes. Starts with good fullness and light malty sweetness with lots of juicy hop notes and bitter balance before a drier clean bittersweet finish. An enjoyable fresh hop IPA.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Falling Rock Beer Tasting with Dr. Bill on 10/13/2012. Pours a clear copper-bronze color with a medium white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with a moderately bitter hops character that has citrus and herbal notes. Some malt an grass in the background. The finish is hoppy with a grapefruit aftertaste. Very good fresh hop beer overall.
brokensail (12010) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with a white head. Nose opens up with sweet citrus notes of grapefruit and tangerine. Some nice floral hops, a touch of bread, and some mild pine. The flavor is almost all tangerine and grapefruit. Mild pine bitterness, some sweet bread and malt notes, and a light floral quality. Very drinkable. Could be a tad dryer, though.
b3shine (6102) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can to pint (thanks kbutler1). Looks good; a transparent orange with off-white head. Smells and tastes good too; Simcoe with some malt notes too. Good on the palate. This is damn good beer!
crossovert (8347) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Potent fresh hop beer. Love the simcoe. It isnt as complex as others but it packs a.punch for a wet ipa.
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can @ Brad’s house. Pours a clear, dark orange appearance with a cream colored head. Mild cat piss, onion, somewhat spicy hoppy, herbal aroma. Kind of tangy, orange/apple fruity, somewhat spicy, light furniture polish flavor. Ok but I was a bit disappointed.
GT2 (8960) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can thanks to jmikolich. Canned on 10/09/12 it looks like. Pours clear light golden with a rocky, dense, bright white head. Good retention and huge lacing. Nose is...holy cow...so much fresh pineapple and peach. Heavy on white grape juice as it warms. Taste is very soft up front, moving to thick oil and bitter pineapple pith. Some mild white crystalline sugar. Mouthfeel is very rich, oily, no harshness. Finishes quite bitter with nut skin and mild macadamia nut and walnut. Fresh and clean, very drinkable. Almost silky palate. Actually, in my glass if you look carefully there are actually oil beads floating on top of the small, settled layer of bubbles. Literal beads of hop oils. My lord.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can, canned on 10/1/2012, consumed 10/21/2012, nose is awesome, love the aroma of simcoe taste is more of the same, a pleasant not too bitter well carbed beer, really a good example of a wet ipa.