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RATINGS: 201   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.


3.9
   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 (3545) - 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 (963) - Carlsbad, 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 (6575) - 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 (1280) - 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 (2732) - 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 (2698) - 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 (1822) - 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.


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