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Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA

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98
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7955) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6990) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
euniceradio (183) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6589) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12126) - 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 (771) - 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 (6308) - 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 (1851) - 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 (280) - 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 (3443) - 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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