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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3729) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2015
22 oz. bottle. Copper color pour with medium off white head. Decent lacing, nice head retention. Aroma of citrus, pine, mild caramel notes. Flavor is bitter with mild sweetness. Medium bodied, finishes hoppy. Nice, crisp mouthfeel. Finishes bitter and dry. Overall. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3953) - 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.

4.3
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (681) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
From tap at University of Beer in Davis, Ca, well balanced, slightly bitter, thin lasting head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1071) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1252) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Draft at The Mansion. Light orange/gold, bright, hoppy aroma with a good deal of citrusy hops in the flavor. Alcohol well hidden. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
650ml bottle. Light golden pour. Tropical hops, light and sweet malt but then a blast of bitter hops. Typical west-coast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bomber to SA. Bright copper-gold with huge frothy white head. A: citrus and pine hops, herbs. T: bittersweet pine and floral hops, biscuit. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/6/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Aroma has pine & citrus. Taste was light in body & very easy to drink. Overall a good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1017) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bomber. Pours a relatively clear, orangey-gold, medium creamy white head with outstanding retention and decent lacing. Nose is resinous pine, citrus, pineapple, biscuit malt. Mouth is medium bodied, refreshingly dry with pleasantly fruity bitterness cutting through a chewy malt backbone, melon, tropical fruit, some mild tannin notes precede a long bitter finish. Timecard time again, Green Flash shows they know how to do IPAs.


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