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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2877) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Draft at Tap 42. Nice Mellon hop aromas. Clear light golden pour with a white head. Melon and fruit hop notes dominate. Good balance with a nice malty backbone. Good body and mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3917) - - JAN 18, 2015
bottle. mostly clear pale orange beer with a small head. peach, mango, strawberry hop aroma. high bitterness level with pine and berry hop flavors. used all the big ’uns. light colored crystal malt with some characterful base malt

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a crystal clear gold light copper color with huge creamy head. Aroma is citrucy piney floral hops grapefruit and some lemon drops very Amazing aromas! Taste follows the aroma with a surprisingly strong floral grapefruit lemon hop presents upfront and on the back end. Very hoppy!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2193) - USA - JAN 18, 2015
Very sweet, pleasant aroma - sunkissed flowers and a spritz of lemon. Pretty standard label (it was not the one in the RB photo). Orange pour with sheet lacing. The taste is well bittered with a fairly standard line-up of hops, but they are just a bit too dominant imo. There is some warmth and tingle in the finish, plus a little sea salt. Another fine one from GF - I’m starting to keep an eye out for their new releases.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (941) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2015
22oz bottle - pours a dark golden color with fluffy white head , beautiful lacing . Soft citrus aromas with an assertive pine note . Taste is similar to aroma , soft citrus and dominate pine and citrus pith . Nice lingering bitterness . Overall a very tasty IPA . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (3758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
bottle. golden with one finger head. medium body with earthy, piney hops. moderate bitterness. the hops are fairly one dimensional, and i wish there was a broader flavor. only averageish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
On tap @ the Pine Box, Seattle. Deep orange, slightly hazy, lasting white crown. Awesome West Coast hop character, more pine than citrus perhaps, very fresh, ending with long bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1112) - California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Pours a golden amber color with a creamy white head. Citrus, hop, pine, resin and malt aroma. Citrus, resinous hop, pine, floral, honey and biscuit flavors. Medium light body and average carbonation. Prominent bitterness and a bitter citrus finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draft @ Grill Next Door. Clear piss color with almost no head. Aroma and flavor are on the one dimensional side. Nothing but lasting pine and mild malt base. The mouthfeel had a slick hop oiliness to it. Super slick but again nothing but pine. Very West coast interruption but just very dimensional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared on New Years eve. Pours a clear light copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of orange, grapefruit and resin. Bitter finish.


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