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RATINGS: 147   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1111) - 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 (1873) - 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.

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   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 (1154) - 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 (6858) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a bright orange with a small off white head and some lacing. Aroma is of citrus peels, pine, some tropical fruits, and some sweet biscuit malts. Taste is of citrus (mainly lemon and grapefruit) pine resin, tropical fruits (mainly pineapple) some biscuit malts, and some sweet malts. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, crisp, refreshing finish. Overall, a very nice IPA that is very refreshing and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
orange/amber color, aroma of spruce/pine/citrus hops, caramel, bread, same flavors, tropical fruits, great balance, very good IPA

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3369) - Eureka, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Got this on draft at THE LOCAL BEER BAS in Eureka, CA on Green Flash night. Came in the glass a clear orange color with a white head and good lacing. Nose is a burst of hops with citrus leading the way. Medium in body with a smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is big here with tropical fruits going well with the grapefruit and oranges. Finish is dry and bitter. Really good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (938) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
On tap at Obriens during Green Flash Night 2013, all anniversary ales rebrewed on tap. This is delicious and easy drinking. Floral aroma with light citrus zest. Straightforward peppery hops flavor with a light malt base. Well balanced throughout with a fairly quick flavor fade. Sessionable!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
December 2012. On tap at Kickback’s. Rich orange pour with a nice head and lacing. The aroma and flavor are bursting with loads of citrus, especially tangerine, with kicks of orange and plenty of grapefruit as well. The flavor boasts a nice backing of pale malts, but this one definitely leans towards fresh, hoppy, bitter, and citrus. Delish!


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