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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours light amber with a creamy beige head. Strong citrus/resin aroma. Med body. Sweet caramel with enough resin and perhaps citrus to start a slow hop burn. Gets a little earthy with time. Finishes dryish and hoppy - tho not bitingly bitter. Nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark blonde with a rich off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a nicely bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5256) - Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2013
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a clear golden color with a small off white head. The aroma has nice grapefruit, zest, resin, and grassy hops light caramel and toasted malts. The flavor loses much of the character from the nose and shows a very general bitterness, grass, toasted bready malts and earth. Nose is much better than the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2549) - California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
17 sept 2013, tap. Yellow, clear, some steady bubbles. Nose is cotton candy, bubble gum, and some pine hops. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Taste is pine hops, granola malt, bitter grassy finish. Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
On cask @ redlight redlight. Strong hop aromas, pine, fresh cut grass and grapefruit zest. Pours orange gold with a white head. Strong bitterness up front with bitter citrus peel with some malty sweetness peaking through but finishes with a very floral hoppy flavor. Very nice hoppy flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5138) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a transparent golden orange with foamy white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells and tastes solid; nice and hoppy with a well-balanced light-bodied pale malt backbone. Good on the palate. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co., and dispensed to a shaker displaying a clear & bright, deep golden color, with a decent layer of off white/light tan head foam that gradually reduced to a ring & film, but left some clingy, patchy, web-like lacing. The nose was perfumey citrus as grapefruit, some pine, a touch of sweetness, and some tropical scent as pineapple. The flavor then presented an earthy, tanniny, hop bitterness that was hefty, very lingering, but not biting at all, and under control by the solid malt content. Good carbonation and a more than medium body, as the bitterness seemed to contribute an added sense of fullness to the palate. An IPA+.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2498) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at yard house in Denver. White head. Cloudy orange pour. Hoppy floral aroma. Bubblegum sweet and citrus flavors. Absolutely delicious. Well done

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndyW68 (1022) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Clear yellow gold with white head. Aroma is sweet citrus. Taste is citrus woth a nice bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerGreenDC (265) - - SEP 10, 2013
On tap at Monk?s Kettle, SF. Pours a golden orange with plenty of? head. Thin aroma. My cheeks filled with hop flavor... which promptly dissolved on my tongue. Faint malts, very faint. Mega-dry. Pretty interesting. Hot weather IPA.


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