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RATINGS: 146   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Tap at Salted Pig. Pours clear, light amber with thick, rocky foam. Great retention. Great lacing. Nose is candy corn, butterscotch, thick toffee. Taste is powerful nutty, sharp bitterness. Heavy ibu intensity. Moderate alcohol sweetness and bite. If this is their lighter body offering, please Lord don’t sent me the heavy version.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Draft. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid smooth resin and citrus hop aroma. Medium to abundant body with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Solid drinkable brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Nice and tasty. Hoppy without being overpowering and a strong backbone of bitters. Hints of citrus and pine with a touch of passionfruit. Excellent, solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma has a lot of citrus, big pine, a bit of pineapple, some earthiness. The taste is almost like sculpin with a crazy variety of bitterness and fruity citrus. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilligoose (3120) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
Tap beer offered via lord hobo courtesy. Notes of dank grapefruit and resin. Peculiar grapefruit pulp. A touch soapy. Moderate to high bitterness. Hop forward to be sure. Drinks good in small doses but a bit astringent in larger samples.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - SEP 24, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer
Clear golden with a small white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is floral and green hops. Flavors of floral and hops
Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Draft from the cannibal. Yellow pour. Nice aromatic hops. Some woody notes. Dry finish not overly bitter

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Sample at Über Tavern. The beer pours a clear yellow-gold color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, hops and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, bready malt and pine. The finish is hoppy with a lingering zesty zitrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall, glad they brought this one back.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
A hazed golden amber ipa with a thin lacing and creamy off white head. In aroma, classic San Diego hopped IPA with nice biscuit malt, nice floral and resinous hops, classic c-hop. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with smooth floral hops, grapefruit pulp, nice and smooth. On tap at Aces and Ales tenaya.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 21, 2013
Light amber color. Very dry white Grapefruits. Medium body, very dry, full on hop assault. Dry Chardonnay like finish. Very bitter. Enjoyable but doesn’t take me anywhere special.


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