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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 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 (4553) - 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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   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 (3935) - 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 (5634) - 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.


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