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RATINGS: 146   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Pours gold with a white pillowy head. Smells of resin, touches of spice, some oranges, hints of sweet malt, yeasty. Tastes bitter with some nice resiny hints and touches of sweet malt. Sometimes direct is good and this is definitely a straight shooter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2008
12oz bottle @Joe’s NYC Gathering-thanks eyedrinkable–pours a white ring with gold color. Aroma is resin/pine. who cares but there is secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is resin/pine, equal medium malt-caramel. Mild/minimal carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Big thanks to Eyedrinkale for bringing a few of these out. Orange golden beer with little head. Aroma is very hoppy. Loaded with pine and orange citrus. Bright and fresh and very tasty. Lean-bodied and dry with a nice chewy resiny spicy hoppiness. Sweet, rich and grapefruity. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle brought back from Craft brewers conference, by Jason from Cameron’s, nice amber copper color good foamy head nose is hops but also a sweet perfume, flavor is pine hops lotsa caremel malts well carbonated with a creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle shared by EDA at Joe’s. Lots of Christmasy hops in the aroma, light caramel malt. Powerful, out of balance bitter winter hops in the flavor. Very bitter and intense overall. This is one of those IPAs that to me sits precariously between IPA and IIPA... a bad place to be if you ask me. The hops are too much for a normal IPA, but would be fine for a IIPA but would need more malt to back them up.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Jeez thanks again EDA for another nice find! Mike really must have the best cellar of anyone i know. Pours a skunky hempy earhty aromatic character. A hazy amber body with a rocky head. Lots of skunk and hempy greens. Awesome IPA. How much different from the W.Coast IPA i dunno. Thanks Mike.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2359) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Damn Mike brought the thunder to Joe’s gathering. Aroma is light dry grapefruit, not bittered skins but more like the sweet pink center (but as mentioned dried). Taste is similar again not bitter, with some leafiness and a hint of tea hopiness. Medium body and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sleepylopes (318) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
great name, great beer. aroma of pine and grass a bit woodsy but in a sweet way. pithy and refreshingly light in body. dry unlike the aroma and with a carbonation to stand up the the pungent well hoped ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Bottle: Orange pour with good clarity and a thin off-white head. Extremely piny aroma. Basically smells like their IPA. Orange citrus and fresh piny hops. Pretty light mouthfeel. Piny flavor- oily resins with a blood orange character. Hardly any malt detectable, with a long bitter finish. Just another "hop juice" IPA, with no subtleties. Quenches a hop craving.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
12 oz bottle. Aroma is a beautiful fruitty peach and grassy hops. Flavor is close to the West Coast IPA, which I think is one of the best. Stinky hops are a mouthful of heaven. Bravo!


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