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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Pours a vivid golden yellow. Nose is heavy with hops and citrus. Taste is quite bitter, almost a sharp bitterness. Good amount of hop flavor, but the hop profile is a little muddled and hart to pick out. Good beer, but nothing amazing.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11962) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
hivemind (737) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (6062) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Another tasty hop blowout from GF in the HO series. Beautiful tropical bitterness throughout. Damn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
TattooJack (243) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3089) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1365) - 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 (3031) - 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 (4129) - 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 (523) - - 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


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