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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DalzAle (2011) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Can. Clear medium golden pour, nice frothy head and a crisp juicy prickly pear hops aroma. Flavor is also juicy spicy light fruits, dry crisp citrus and nice and pleasantly lingering bitters on the aftertaste. Can’t complain a bit about this beer, always a solid release every year.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8064) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Bright orange pour with a clingy white head. Big citrus and herbal hop aroma and taste. This is super good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2012 2012 Vintage - First taste of this bad boy today. Aromatics start when you pop the top... It fills the room with hoppy goodness. Fresh grapefruit, citrus forward notes in the smell (I recommend covering your glass, swirling and then taking one whiff of this awesomeness).... Appearance is light gold in color with LOTS of head; foams right up when you pour the beer. Taste starts with straight lager flavors and then the hop kicks in and really says, "HEY!" Palate is normal and full it does leave a resin on the teeth though. Overall, bumped it up in score!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2012
[Can] Pours a clear gold with a sticky off white head that slowly dissipates. The aroma is super fresh, resinous, dank, piney simcoes. There’s a touch of white fruit and grapefruit in there, but the resiny oily character is predominant. The flavor is deep, sticky, dank, resiny and oily, with just a little bit of the top notes, grapefruit mostly, coming through. This beer kicks a lot of ass. By a pretty wide margin my favorite fresh hop beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilnatp (639) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Tap. Gold/amber pour with white head that lasts and laces nicely! Aroma of grapefruit hops with hints of pine. Taste is slightly bitter turning sour like grapefruit juice. After taste leaves the mouth sour and dry, which made me feel parched and thus want to drink it faster and not enjoy it. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (1821) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
From can dated 9/20/12 pours a clear golden/copper with a small off-white head. Aroma of herbal hops, lemon zest, orange peel, and a dry caramel malt. Taste of sweet caramel malts followed by citrus with a swirling earthy herbal hop bitterness. Damn tasty and drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2012 Can to surly stein. Pour is a clear light honey gold, with a lasting white head that sticks around till the bitter (and I mean that) end. Aroma is a bit more subdued than I thought it would be (but I am congested as hell, so WTF do I know), but lots of citrus zest is present. Slightly herbal quality. Taste is pretty amazing. Lots and lots of ressiny citrus oil/resin, with grapefruit really powering through. Not overly bitter, but it sticks around a while in a very balanced way. Light sweet malt present throughout, a touch sweeter than I would have liked. Overall, very impressive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Picked up a four-pack at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a decent size off-white head that leaves behind some excellent lacing and a rocky head. Aroma of grapefruit, piney hops, a hint of caramel malt and some light tropical fruit. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of citrus zest, some light pine that hides the caramel malt. Finish is a touch sweeter than the 2011 version of 100% Citra, with a shorter lingering bitterness aftertaste. Nice to have the tangerine/tropical fruit return for the 2012 vintage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2015) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Dark gold pours Piney hop, tropical fruit and caramel Nice piney flavour with caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2112) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 can from AV2. A nice golden pour with large amount of cloudy white head that lasted and nice lacing. Shockingly the aroma is pine and citrus/grapefruit. Taste starts strong citrus/grapefruit, then moves into slight pine and finishes with a grainy bitterness. Medium bodied, fairly smooth and maybe a touch creamy. My third time getting Wet, but unfortunately third time was not the charm, though still solid for an IPA.

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