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RATINGS: 184   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear straw-amber with small white head that fades quickly and leaves a tiny amount of lace. On the nose, there are medium floral, fruity, piney hops with subtle caramel malts. The finish is moderate in length with floral hops and subtle spice. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent floral IPA but it feels like it is missing something. 2013-03-17

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and earthy flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Earth and pine linger with light woodsiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1075) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a bright orange with a small off white head and some lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, pine, some tropical fruits, and some sweet biscuit malts. Taste is of citrus (mainly lemon and grapefruit) pine resin, tropical fruits (mainly pineapple) some biscuit malts, and some sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, crisp, refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice IPA that is very refreshing and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
orange/amber color, aroma of spruce/pine/citrus hops, caramel, bread, same flavors, tropical fruits, great balance, very good IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3531) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Got this on draft at THE LOCAL BEER BAS in Eureka, CA on Green Flash night. Came in the glass a clear orange color with a white head and good lacing. Nose is a burst of hops with citrus leading the way. Medium in body with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is big here with tropical fruits going well with the grapefruit and oranges. Finish is dry and bitter. Really good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (961) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap at Obriens during Green Flash Night 2013, all anniversary ales rebrewed on tap. This is delicious and easy drinking. Floral aroma with light citrus zest. Straightforward peppery hops flavor with a light malt base. Well balanced throughout with a fairly quick flavor fade. Sessionable!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6479) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
December 2012. On tap at Kickback’s. Rich orange pour with a nice head and lacing. The aroma and flavor are bursting with loads of citrus, especially tangerine, with kicks of orange and plenty of grapefruit as well. The flavor boasts a nice backing of pale malts, but this one definitely leans towards fresh, hoppy, bitter, and citrus. Delish!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1273) - 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 (1702) - Florida, 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 (2683) - 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.


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