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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1012) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Tap @ 821. Golden with nice white head and generous lacing. I get perfume and grapefruit and pine and a hint of cat piss- but its a little cold for full aroma. Wheat at first sip, then the hops kick in. nice and bitter with some good hang time. Nice end to a long day.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at wurst place. Pours a crystal clear burnished dark gold with a loose white head. Some mango and orange peel on the nose. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel with mango and orange showing. Finish goes sooooo dry. Fruit still pops but this is one arid-ass ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Draft at Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear pale golden color with a thin creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Sticky hop aroma, lots of pine and resin. The taste is very bitter pine and resin hops with some pale malts in there. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7247) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of floral hops, a little pine and some biscuity / crackery malts. Flavour brings out stale wood chips, some floral notes, a bit of pine, and more stale wood. Seems a bit off - as in the aforementioned stale wood quality. Still drinkable and solid, but something doesn’t quite work.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1201) - sacramento, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
On tap at capitol beer and tap. at green flash takeover. Resurrection of the 2008. Pours copper with white head taste is fresh pine and citrus great beer

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2148) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2013 reincarnation of Green Flash Surfs Up IPA served on tap at the Secret Stash Bash. Poured clear, light amber in color, and with a medium and fairly durable head. Had an attractive and complex hoppy aroma. Medium/high bitterness (IBU = 75) in this hoppy, West Coast style IPA that has limited amount of sweet malts. The hop mix included piney, herbal, citrus and grassy/weedy elements. Medium body with slightly high carbonation. O: a rather aggressive hop-lovers IPA.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
czarinakat (3) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
I wasn’t able to determine much aroma from this, a small citrussy note and some grassyness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear straw-amber with small white head that fades quickly and leaves a tiny amount of lace. On the nose, there are medium floral, fruity, piney hops with subtle caramel malts. The finish is moderate in length with floral hops and subtle spice. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent floral IPA but it feels like it is missing something. 2013-03-17

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Pine and earthy flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Earth and pine linger with light woodsiness.


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