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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The 2008 Surfís 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
This is a very lightly hazed copper color with a thin white head. The aroma is metal and hops. The taste is bitter sweet flowers. Smooth palate. Borderline chemy.

3.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OPIE788 (337) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Draft. Copper color with a white head. The small amount of aroma I got was of pine. Pine resin and a nice lingering hop bitterness. good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4050) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2013
On tap. Clear orange amber with a lasting film of cream on top. Nose is dank herb with the ash, caramel and light citrus zest. Taste is orange toffee, resin, green herb, and a hint of ash. Near-medium body is dry and smoothly carbonated.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (530) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Draft at PressBox. Pours dark hazy gold. Nose is sweet, nutty. Flavor is butterscotch, candy, lightly hoppy. Medium carbonation. Average IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5420) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Hazy Copper, decent head. Smells grassy, with notes of caramel and woody bitterness. Taste is pretty hop forward, with an almost medicinal bitterness. A little harsh, in fact. Some earthy malts in there, too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Appears a little cloudy. Light head. Hoppy aroma, orange peels, citrus. Chewy body that comes off more malty than hopy. Tastes like Iím drinking an orange peel yet not as well balanced as Iíd like.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
dmac (4536) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Draft at Capones and one of the worst beers Iíve ever had. Not sure if this was left over from 2008 but judging by how bad it was itís a definite possiblity. Poured a hazy lifeless chunky orange body with no head at all. Aroma of vomit and old rotting citrus fruits. Medium bodied with super light almost nonexistant carbonation. Flavor was disgusting with some weird apricot, honey and tonic water combo going on. I couldnít even drink 2 ounces of this garbage juice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3680) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Draft at brewpub. Pours golden with a thin white head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not a lot of expression on the nose. Some decent citrus hoppiness on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid but its not knocking my socks off.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (5206) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Clear brilliant golden with a medium foamy white head with lots of lace. Nose has loads of dank orange rind and grapefruit zest with a decent floral resin, atop a semi sweet caramel maltiness. The taste is nice and balanced though very citric. Lots of citrus rind throughout even to the finish. Has a little floral resin bitterness as well, but its not too extreme, and is structured by a clean pale malt/semisweet malt body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2136) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Pale coppery color with a foamy off-white head. Citrus, pine, and caramel aroma. Solidly bitter, fruity, and piney over light malty sweetness. Medium bodied and dry. Excellent.


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