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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Tap at brewery (Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA). Pours amber in colour, clear with a thin off white head. Aroma is of grassy hops and slight citrus undertones; pine as well. Taste is not too sweet with a strong but not truly overpowering bitterness. Medium body, good carbonation, and a creamy mouth feel. Nice IPA overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
One2remeber (150) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Draft. Bright, clear, golden body. Soapy, white head. Hop cake, dank, grassy. Resiny, lighter malt body, yeast, hop cake flavor (dirty). Honey, flowers, vanilla, daisy, nature. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sailracer (413) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Tap. I guess they brought this beer back since it is listed as 2008 and Retired. It pours a clear gold. Light carbonation, but the heavy hop load make this a sipping beer. Lots of grapefruit/citrus is the flavor. A medium bitterness, but not over the top. Unfortunately the aftertaste stayed on my tongue detracting from what was otherwise a very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Clear golden pour with a white head. Big grapefruit and pine aromas. Light dough, grass, orange, and maybe a hint of pineapple. Bitter flavor of grapefruit rind, pine, and grass. Light pineapple, some orange, and a touch of dough and bread.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at Cole’s. A very good IPA, grapefruit. Hoppy aroma, a drop of roasted malt in the aftertaste. A little palate erasing. Cloudy golden with some lace.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pine and citrus aroma. Straw with foamy white head. Good bitterness with a full mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Draft at Blue Monk, labeled just symposium. Pale orange pour. Orange and grapefruit pith, piney hops. Very flavorful. Mediummouthfeel. Nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egg (100) - USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at Bierkraft 8/24/13. Pours an incredibly clear deep gold. Nice fluffy head that dissipates slowly. Aroma of hops, citrus. Taste is hop bitter. Not much else for balance. Taste is very fresh. Good west coast ipa but not amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1401) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Very bitter hopped. Strong grapefruit rind. Simco aroma. Not very exciting. Thin lasting head. Not lots of flavor other than bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (761) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
On tap @ The Dray. Pours pale golden orange with thin white head. Aroma is thin malt, bigger earthy grassy hops dominate. Taste is mild pale malt with a sizable load of hops on the back - big earthy, piney, grassy bitter notes. Lingering bitterness in the finish. They don’t short you on the hops here. Very tasty, but... I’d crank up the malt bill on this and make it a legit DIPA. Certianly have the hops for it, they just overwhelm the malt here.


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