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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1221) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap. Colour...orange-amber with no head. Nose...stone fruits and husky/musky hops with Fruit Gems, to boot. Palate...decent CO2, dry-bitter hops with a tend towards grapefruit as opposed to pine. There’s a dry soil aspect on the front if the palate and plenty of malt to balance things out. This isn’t a viscous ipa but it tastes like it should be. Nice stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1692) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Draft at Proof. Clear light amber pour with a bubbly white head. Citrusy and floral hops with bits of sweet light grain on the back of the nose. Juicy tangerine, tropical friuits sweet bready malts and and slightly bitter finish. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2359) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours a golden brown on tap with thin off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, and pine from the hops. Taste is super hoppy, but well balanced and really tasty. Great IPA, no idea why they stopped making it, thanks for the glorious return.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2692) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
tap at Rattle n hum - nice spicy, sugar caramelly, hint of must, spicy with a touch of astringency.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Poured a rich golden amber. Noe is sticky piny hops. Thin almost atery In body but it that thinness is deceiving.There is something sublime about the hop flavor, ala Sculpin with the big flavor and thin body. This is big and bright with resiny sticky hops. Lots of malt try to balance this but this is possibly a bit off center. There is a hint of sweetnes but the finish is big and bitter.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Stone’s Green Flash takeover. Clear light amber with a sticky beige head. Aroma of citrus, pine, wheat and light caramel. Flavor is medium bitterness and a light malt sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation and a clean, bitter finish. Solid IPA, pretty drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Served on tap at the San Diego Brewers Guild Festival 2010.The appearance is a light golden brown with a medium foam white head. The aromas are mild with floral hops and pale malts. The flavors are more of the same with a bit more pine in there then the nose. The mouth is medium bodied. Nice refreshing IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4401) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Draft at Stone. Clear dark gold pour. Citrus, caramel malt, pine, and fresh hops. Nice balanced, not over the top, easy to drink IPA. Nothing wrong here, but at the same time I am not wowed by it.


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