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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Clear bronze, light head. Malty caramelly accent hop nose...mix of caramel malt and hops in the flavor but super satisfying and devoid of issues...in other words, a flavorful and clean beer that you can drink a shit load of without thinking twice about anything. I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2010
Tap @ San Diego brewing co. Pours a clear, deep gold with a small off white head. Nose is very piny with some citrus notes. Biscuity malts on the palate, medium bitter in the finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/4/2008 Total Score: 3.9
bottle @ the Lost Abbey 2nd Anniversary party, thanks Damien! Poured a slightly hazed pale yellow, awesome lacing. Lots of pine and fresh citrus on the nose. A very balanced finish with light bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Deep gold with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of hops, caramel and malt. Taste is of spices, hops and caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2010
( 12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59 and ericandersnavy ) Pours a hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of pineapple, apricot, tangerine, and grass. Flavor of caramel malt and hops (apricot, pineapple, citrus, grass) with a bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5620) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2009
( 12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours a cloudy orange with a fluffy, oily head. Smells great, caramel, honey and citrus hops. Taste is lightly bitter citrus hops, honey, citrus oils. Finishes nice oily body with good linger.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4116) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The look is cloudy, golden in color with an off white head. The smell is wheat, hops, citrus, pine, and good. The taste is pine, hops, bitterness, and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. i have been trying to track this one down for about a year now and he helped. poured a hazy yellow/gold with a white head and spotted lace. aroma was caramel, vanilla, citrus, and grapefruit. flavor was vanilla, pine, bitter, and maybe a touch of pepper. heavy body with a slick feeling. i bet this was awesome fresh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy and blutt59. Pours with a white head over a hazy golden boy. Aroma of orange, and lightly faded, but extremely nice hop profile. Simcoe and Crystal hops are easy to still pick up. Tons of caramel. Taste is faded, citrus and passion fruit, with pine, caramel and a bit of tea. Still bitter. Light bubbles. Would be even better fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6028) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2009
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy for this one, cloudy yellow with no foam, nice IPA aromas flavor has gotten a little metallic with some faint hoppiness and weak malty grapefruit and tangerine

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. I know this was probably a lot better fresh, but I was just now able to get a hold of a bottle. Pine and citrus hops, but the malt has taken over this beer and made it a little more Barleywine like. Still a good beer though.


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