Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
22 oz bottle pours a nice orange color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, sweet malt. Medium bodied, nicely balanced, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 21, 2015
this is a nice, surprisingly balanced ipa. I am not seeing "hop extravaganza". Light to moderate citrus, spice, light pine and moderate malt. Earthy even. Not bad for most, but I expect a LOT out of GF’s hoppy brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
On tap at Brunzies. Nice spicy hop aroma, pine, resin, apricot. Golden amber clear with lacing foamy head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Starts moderately sweet, caramel and biscuit. Big hop flavor, resin and ozone. Big bitter presence from start to finish, with lingering bitter finish and after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1779) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
solid blended IPA ofmany hopps. strong hoppy flavor with a light maltbackbone. the bitterness really dominates this brew. smells super hoppy and pours copper with a thin tan head. had out of a bomber at home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft on tap at Flying Saucer KC (Kansas City, MO). Pours a decent hazed amber orange hue, a bit darker with a gentle fall leaves underfoot glow. Bigger cakey offwhite head atop stays larger and lively. A good layer sticks around and laces well enough. Aromas show a hop driven appeal, bigger citric hops are grapefruit and lemon, a kiss of gumball and tropical fruit. Gentle bread, firmer florals and some earthiness. Grass, gentle grain and dry straw. The hop element takes on some more potency as it settles more. Initial is lighter end of the fold, potent hop bitterness is soapy and bitter, firm fllorals and citric pithy jabs run the palate over. Some firmer florals, a bit of earth, gentle bready malts. The malt bill shows a touch of depth but never once gets sweet or all that noticeable. An appealing prickly bitter hop character sustains throughout, a bit powdery, certainly floral with citric rind, grapefruit and pithy fruit dancing in and out. Fresh, potent, but not a pushover in body. This one avoids the downfalls of a counter malt character, reamining centrally about the hops without beating you over the head about it. Powdery, dry, bitter. A nice fresh offering here that I’d drink with some regularity. While the nose doesn’t offer a big pop, the beer definitely delivers the goods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1658) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bomber shared with Eric from Antioch Fine Wine. Light orange pour, white head. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit. Nice, smoother than most super bitter green flash stuff. 14.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, resin, grape, massive hops and malts. Very fresh and enjoyable. Superb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (664) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
From tap at University of Beer in Davis, Ca, well balanced, slightly bitter, thin lasting head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shinskyweiser (49) - - FEB 14, 2015
Pours a hazy orange. Large bubbles form the long lasting head. Smells amazing! Very piney and resiny. Hints of orange and apricot. Taste of pine hits first followed by grapefruit. Very resiny and slightly grassy. Very hop forward with a hint of graham cracker. Nice crisp dry finish. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (961) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
On tap @ Green Flash, San Diego - CA. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice grassy and fruity nose with peach and litchi. Taste: nice hoppy taste, fruity and grassy. Really nice beer. Aftertaste: high wet bitterness.

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