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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2008 Surf’s Up Symposium IPA was brewed San Diego Style: highly quaffable,pale in color with a lighter body and profound emphasis on hop extravaganza.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1395) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
Light orange color: excellent lacing. The aroma has an incredibly perfumed hop, unique to any other beer I can think of; flowery and fragrant. Whole cone hops, piney and metallic. Flavor is more metal, spicy orange peel/citrus, more perfume/flowers. Definitely a soft flower-petal component. Has a soft, soapy feel to it. No real bite on the way down. Very good, not quite sweet but soft like laundry but with lots of flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2015
From a bottle. Pours hazy amber with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like grapefruit, caramel, resin, toasted malt, and some dry nuttiness. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells nutty, like toasted malt, grapefruit, resin, and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4281) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is pineapple, cereal malts, floral and grassy hops, and faint spice. Flavor is dry and hoppy with great citrus, grassy, and piney notes along with light toast, and a spicy/woody finish. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
salvaticas (532) - - APR 10, 2015
On tap at Ashleys. Pours an orange, cloudy Amber. Hoppy and lightly bitter. Good balance. Different but Classic at the same time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fraternie (916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2015
This wasn’t great for me. Excessively yeasty and almost soapy, with astringent citrus flavors hidden by medicinal toothpaste and mintiness. Finis dries out as it warms, disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6283) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - on tap - Proof Brewing - Tennessee St. Hazy, medium orange pour, light off white head, light lace. Aroma has some toe jam essence, some peaches, a touch of spruce. Flavor has a solid citrus bitter backbone, some nectarine fruitiness, some saffron spiciness. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (4823) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2015
Location: 22 oz bottle from Nikki’s Liquors, 4/2/15

Aroma: The nose is fairly heavy pine/resin, tropical hops as well, basically just a big, hoppy aroma
Appearance: An unclear lighter orange color with a frothy white head and fairly coating, spotty lace
Flavor: The taste has is pretty heavily bitter, not balanced at all, but with a really nice hop flavor
Palate: The body is medium, with a fairly smooth feel, soft carbonation, and a long, dry finish
Overall Impression: This beer really does nail the West Coast IPA stereotypes. Big, resiny, dry, and quite good. It isn’t a perfect beer, but it is right on style, and damn enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1022) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2015
I smell lime, pine & honey, fllavor is lemon & peel,malt syrup,and oak--bitter close to the edge but not over it. the body is perfect, with just a little heft. hoppy finish. looks fine. could drink a couple of these

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4677) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Misty honey gold. Lacey bone-colored head. Coldwater aroma, with some sulphur . Tasty, with lots of rambunctious hops. A few off notes towards the end. Good residual bitterness in the aftertaste. OK, didn’t love. On tap, Baby Proof.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (652) - Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
From a bomber. Aroma is bready malt, some grassiness. Murky light-amber color with a medium head. Citrus rinds bitterness is up front, with some pine resin and the malt is in the background just a little too much. Could have a bit stronger malty sweetness to it. Palate is a bit heavier than most IPAs, with a juicy "chewiness" to it, which is quite pleasant; that aspect saves it from being a mostly-good IPA and makes it a really good IPA.


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