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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3408) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not a lot of expression on the nose. Some decent citrus hoppiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but its not knocking my socks off.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Clear brilliant golden with a medium foamy white head with lots of lace. Nose has loads of dank orange rind and grapefruit zest with a decent floral resin, atop a semi sweet caramel maltiness. The taste is nice and balanced though very citric. Lots of citrus rind throughout even to the finish. Has a little floral resin bitterness as well, but its not too extreme, and is structured by a clean pale malt/semisweet malt body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pale coppery color with a foamy off-white head. Citrus, pine, and caramel aroma. Solidly bitter, fruity, and piney over light malty sweetness. Medium bodied and dry. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (931) - The Colony, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Decent IPA. Citrus aroma that stood out but was not overdone. Light pale golden color that looked more pale ale with a small white head. Light palate with a crispness. It had a decent malt background with a good bitterness. Not overly unique and they have better IPA’s.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1728) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft. Pour is darker gold, lightly hazy, little retention/some lace. Aroma of butterscotch, nutty, candy corn. Taste is very sweet, lightly bitter, butterscotch, candy corn. Little bitterness. Palate is average carbonation, sticky, sweet/bitter finish. Not fresh, too sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pale golden. Aroma from the thin white head is citrus and some resin. Medium body, dry, lots of grapefruit in the finish. Good example.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2855) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2013
A solid IPA. This style has been done so many times that its hard distinguish good from great for me. Aroma was pretty good. Grassy hops that are fairly strong. Pour was a nice medium gold with a three finger white head courtesy Mad Mex Robinson. Taste was good. Nice hop flavor with just a hint of malt to balance out the bitterness while lending no sweet flavor. Good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Poured from a tap. Clear yellow color, medium white head. Nice floral hops smell. Good starting flavor, kind of light on the hops flavor then has a bitter finish transition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2547) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at Fathers Office in Santa Monica, super good ipa, really enjoyed the freshness of this bad boy

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2663) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
On tap at Proof. Aroma of pine, resin citrus, grass. Floral bitter, caramel malt. Little on the malty side. Apricot. Very nice. 7.4


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