Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

iowaherkeye's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Tap at Hamilton’s. Clear medium amber with a small off-white head, fair retention. Aroma of orangey lightly dank hops, tinge of pine, and light dry biscuit malt. Flavor follows suit, pretty much zero sweetness, more orange with light backing pine. Bitterness peaked at a 7, dry. Light prickly carbonation with a light body. Very tasty. I think I had the first batch that Guy brought to joet’s tasting after CBC in SF. 8.5 aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Dad’s for the half marathon tasting. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Bright citrus with a bit of musk on the nose. Medium bodied, spicy musk, a bit of wheat and a touch of malt. Long malt and musk, a touch of citrus and grapefruit on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Spicy and light grassy hops, mild sweetness, and light bitterness. Good, not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (221) - Colton, California, USA - JUN 4, 2015
22 bomber to tulip. Cloudy bright orange. Off-white head. Aroma of pine, herbal spice, tropical fruit, and grapefruit. Taste it same with boozy finish and some heat. 7.0abv 75ibu

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2015
[Bottle (660ml)] Pours a clear deep golden-orange with a large lasting frothy off-white head. Odd IPA aroma, it’s fruity and vegetal along with hops, pepper and caramel malt.. Flavour of caramel malt, resiny piney hops, fruit, alcohol and a long moderate to big bitter finish, Medium bodied. A bit of a miss to me, just good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12322) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 17, 2015
22oz bottle. Large white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some spicy, pineapple. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, light pineapple. Soft medium body, some acidity, lots of resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (780) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle from Pioneer @ James’s. Pale yellow, white head. Mellow hop profile but still fresh on nose and palate. Not a hop-monster, but good/well-rounded. Bready aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6385) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at the half marathon tasting. Pours a clear golden body with white lacing. Mouthfeel is super spicy and grainy. The aroma is not bad - but okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Another tasty hop blowout from GF in the HO series. Beautiful tropical bitterness throughout. Damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (296) - Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
From the bomber for $5.99(+) alotta different hop flavors, very smooth, and the bitters behind it reminds you that you just drunk a bunch of hops. I would have liked to have the collectable surf board box though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3570) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
22 oz bottle shared, from Supermarket Liquors. Orange and clear appearance with a white head. Aroma of pine, grass and herbal hops, along with breaded, biscuit-like malts and light citrus notes. Similar flavor, moderate hop bitterness and a light dry finish. Pretty solid, but perhaps a bit dated.

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