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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (8478) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of pine, grass, some herbal notes into a bit of yeast, slight biscuit, bread in there as well with a hint of citrus. Taste was mix of biscuit, bread, slight citrus, pine, herbal notes into a bit of slight floral notes, finishing fairly bitter, slightly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2015
16oz tap into pint glass. Minneapolis. Pours hazy copper color. Small offwhite head. Aroma is citrus, a little bit of resin. Taste is mostly bitter throughout. Subtle sweetness to balance. Body is medium. A little sharpness to the carbonation. Longer bitter finish. Pretty decent ipa. Not extraordinary, but solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2350) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Dry hopped aroma and taste. Light bodied but hoppy-delicious! Golden in color with a white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4307) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Soft and slightly cloudy orange pour with one finger of off white head. Nose is juicy with citrus rind and pine resin at the forefront. Aggressive hop note in the flavor with lots of citrus rind on the finish. Some fruit and resin. Medium light bodied with a gripping bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2486) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma: Bready Malts, Mild Resin, Mildly Piney Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Decent Lacing Taste: Bready Malts, Resin, Mildly Piney Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Bitter

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1710) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Slightly cloudy Amber color. Fine blend of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. 22 ounce bomber. 2015 version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Hazy golden orange, medium-thin head. Strong, bitter crisp hops aroma with some dried apricot character. Taste is dry, fruity with sweet apple and syrup notes. Long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours clear gold into a tulip. Bright white head with excellent retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Caramel and tropical fruit aromas. Sweet caramel and bready upfront turning to bitter earth and pith in the lasting finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours clear copper with a medium beige head, very fine lacing, good retention. Aromas of pine resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit, biscuit, caramel. Medium light body, smooth and creamy. Medium-light sweetness , fairly strong lingering bitter finish. Very enjoyable hop blend with just enough malt to emphasize the bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1643) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
On tapat Brass Tap with Audrie at Coral Springs, pours a golden yellowish pour with a small head. Nose is pleasant sweet citrus . Taste is bitter sweet citrus with hard pine and resin. Finish is bitter, and ends on the Sam adding notes . Quaff Score 7 / 10


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