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RATINGS: 147   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1190) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Draft at Tyler's apex. Great appearance with lacing and all. Nice west coast IPA. Bitter and yet refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2960) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a translucent copper with a white head of foam that leaves nice rings of lacing as it dissipates. Aroma has notes of mango, pineapple, and straw. The taste is fruity and sweet with lots of tropical fruits coming through. The bitterness comes through the strongest in the finish. Lighter bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap at the Olde Depot. It pours a clear golden color with a big creamy white head. The aroma is big juicy fruit and tropical with a little spice and dank. Nice hop bouquet. The flavor is heavier on the spice and pine with supporting tropical fruit and a little caramel malt. Strong bitter finish. Nice beer.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4014) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 On tap at whole foods wexford. Yes IPA in nature but refreshingly fresh. Smell is sure enough fruity IPA hops. First taste is not as rude as anticipated. Unique flavor and the hop bitterness begins to build and coat the mouth as time progresses. Does have some decent co2 that overcomes the rude hops. Less of that soapy hop thing but it still gets there. Ends with a typical IPA finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2013
16oz pint at Lucky Pie LoDo. Clear orange with a lacing white head. Nose is pithy, orange rind, grapefruit, pine. Flavor is malty, sweet, pine, orange rind, grapefruit rind. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2013
On tap. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, light fruits, grassy hops. Flavor of hop oils, tropical fruits, citrus, caramel malt, and a fruity finish. A touch sweet and abrasive but overall pretty good. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1407) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2013
On tap at Lucky Pie, Denver, CO. Pours dark orange with a thin off-white head. Faint, clean floral hop aroma. Bitter piney hop flavor with some caramel malt balance. The hop bitterness lingers on the palate. A very good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3052) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours clear gold with a medium white head. aroma has fresh floral notes of grass and citrus. flavor follows suit...very fresh...floral with notes of orange tea and grass...a bit of hay...herbal. mouthfeel is light and the finish is orange/herbal/tea and dry.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sloth (2468) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Nice little tight IPA from the Cali side. Juicy, fruity, lil dankness and resins, chewy, biting and earthy. Slaps you around a little but you keep comin back for more.Get some of this shit, its worth it, trust me.Chewy, highly quafable? Duh! Gotta love it! Stateline,,,,,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3184) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Draft, pours hazy golden with small to medium head, lasted for a minute or two. Notes of citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, tangerine, toast, oat and caramel malt. Medium body. Pretty nice offering from GF.


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