shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013 allendodd (117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. An over-hyped brew/experiment. The results suggest that hops shipped directly from the fields on the west coast and dumped in a brew-kettle is more gimmick than substance....
I love Surly, but regret their slip back into the juvenilia of brewing and brew naming with "Wet", an ill conceived and unbalanced brew. I wish that micro brewers were beyond the foibles of ordinary mortals. I want them to have the inventiveness of 25-year-olds and the wisdom of 55-year-olds. Guess that will happen when the low-cal, low-fat ham and cheese omelet hits the market.
Pour is crystal-clear orange-yellow with a medium-coarse foam head. Nose is all hops with only the slightest hints of malt to balance. Mouth-feel is about the same as the flagship Furious with a fairly brutal hop bite, but no offsetting sweet malt viscosity to offset. Finish is a bitter dryness that just doesn’t sit very well.
After seeing the 4+ ratings that this beer was getting, I waited until the third day and the third can of this one to rate it, and I just can’t justify anything more than my 3.3. It just ain’t there, guys. And for $16/ four-packs - The rest of mine are trade bait and nothing more.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12/20/2010: Surly Wet "Ultra Fresh Hop Beer"... Aroma:
Pineapple with hint of mandarin orange. Appearance: Transparent,
nice golden color; fluffy beige head; speckle lacing. Flavor: Light
toffeee maltiness; soft red grapefruit and pineapple-colada hops;
tangerine sweetness; mild to moderate bitterness level. Palate:
Medium-light to medium; smooth and quite easy to drink. Overall:
16 fl. oz. can shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #144 for
I got a four pack thanks to Lenny1203, thanks a lot man. Me and my friends each drank a can and we all agreed that this was a pretty good beer. I think this may be the best wet hop beer I have ever had. It really captures the hop oil in the aroma and the taste, its strong and distinctive. This is easily identified as wet hopped and I honestly can’t think of how to define teh flavor other than super hoppy and dank. Not much pine or citrus that I could detect, this was all humulus lupus, fresh nugs. I wish I could buy this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-29-2010 03:49:45 TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Old rating. Poured yellowish with nice hop aromas. A sticky, hoppy beer. Very nice wet beer. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
Pale amber pour with a tight white head. The nose is softly hoppy and peppery with a bit of chewy peppery hoppiness. A little bit zesty and herbal with some lightly hoppy chewiness. Herbal and peppery with a lingering herbal spiciness. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Can shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!
A: Clear, light orange with a decent sized white head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass.
S: Resinous hops, pine.
T: Very fresh and hop forward. Great tasting beer. Pine and hops, similar in some aspects to Surly Furious.
M: Alcohol hidden very well. Very nice feel on the palate.
D: Very drinkable and enjoyable. Definitely recommended.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 10-31-2010
xscottypx (104) - Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2012
pours a clear crisp slightly orange and deep gold with a massive foamy pillow head. lacing all over and great retention. light dank hops with a slightly sweet malt profile. very resiny and earthy all around with a quite dank undertone going on. light citrus and pine lay beneath and combine with the sweet malty backbone. full body, moderate carbonation, sweetness. drinks pretty easy, very vivid and flavorful. Reviewed on: 10-31-2010 DaneRAtkinson (1) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2012 does not count
Amazing. But over priced. Around $15 for a 4 pack....................................... drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Wet pours a clear light copper color. Huge fluffy crater filled white head is poured. 3 fingers. Retention is great with minimal lacing.
Right off the bat you are blasted with hops. Citrus and grassy hops here. It’s a clean and fresh aroma. While the beer is full of hops, there is a nice caramel backbone here. There’s also some noticeable alcohol here. Not enough to get in the way though.
Ok so these guys make some fantastic IPAs. But taste wise out of the 3 they make, this might be my least favorite. That doesn’t mean it’s not fantastic. Because it really is a good IPA. But Furious just blows me away every time I have it and Abrasive Ale, especially when I had it fresh right from the brewery, is frigging amazing. More grassy hops come through here with some pine. The citrus from the citra hops then comes through nicely. Bitterness adds up nicely over time. Then the nice caramel backbone. Like in the aroma, there is some alcohol here. I really thought their would be more of a hop attack here but instead it’s a nice drinkable IPA. I’d go as far as saying it’s very sessionable even at 7.50%.
Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, and oily. Goes down very very nice. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Date: November 12, 2010
Appearance: clear copper, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, crystal sweetness, touch of citrus
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
I’ve been holding on to this review for awhile. Recently found my notes on this one and was inspired to reflect on it based on the 2011 version of Wet.
Can to glass. Aroma has notes of citrus (mostly grapefruit, maybe something a little sweeter as well) and some piney flavors that don’t exist in the 2011 version. There is also a a small presence of floral aroma. The pour is orange/light amber with a large white head. The 2010 version seemed to be more bitter than its newer counterpart. Nice medium mouth feel with the perfect amour of carbonation.
Overall, I liked the 2011 version better because of the all Citra hops. Bit this was a fine IPA and deserves its credit rightfully so.