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Summer Wine Surfing Monk

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Brewed by Summer Wine
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Holmfirth, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
NZ & AUS Hopped on a Belgian Yeast


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3020) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Golden with billowing white head. Aroma is peppery, lemon, touch of banana. Taste of belgian yeast, slightly peppery and lemony. Quite bitter, almost astringent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamesie1857 (1661) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
330ml bottle from Beer Central, Sheffield - Hazy orange body, not much in the way of a head. Nose is some kind of citrus, I also got some salt and pepper crisps as well. Taste did nothing for me, but again the citrus was there in abundance. Not sure what they were trying to pull off, but it didn’t work.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garrold (2598) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Beer Central, Sheffield. Hazy gold. No head. Toasty malts. Bit of a Belgian thing. Bit of grapefruit. Slight hoppage. Drinks stewed sweet. Flat and dull. Dry, and bitter finish. Not in good nick.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (6338) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours pale gold, thin white head. Aromas of light yeast, pink grapefruit, green tropical fruit. Taste is more green fruits, lime citrus, tinned mandarin oranges. Bitter, but juicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear golden, some yeast on the bottom. Nose is yeast, spices, apricot, fruits. Funky. Not the most common aroma. Not the taste either. Herbs, funky yeasty notes, passionfruit, apricot, wheaty malts. Occasionally I like these hybrids.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (2116) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Stready carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of peanuts, salted cheese and sweet chilli crisps. Flavour of lemon, passionfruit and yeast. Thin body with a light, oily texture. Soft fizz. I was quite excited to try this but it doesn’t quite hit the spot for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (3922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines Comely Bank. Appearance - golden with a lovely fluffy head. Nose - lightly funky, then passionfruit. It develops into oranges. Taste - tangy orange going into apricot. A little fresh sweat but not unpleasant. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - complex and tasty. The style should probably be Belgian Ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (6476) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours hazy golden, light fruit and bitterness, yeasty, dry toffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (5359) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush. Clearing up the last of the tap takeover. Mostly clear light golden / straw coloured pour with a lasting fading white head. Aroma is really unusual mix of spicy citrus and onion / chive.sweet berry and a lil bit of plasticy phenols. Flavour is composed of wheaty grains, doughy, light mango tropical fruit, veg, midget gem hop. Palate is airy with some wheaty grains and medium finish. The Belgian IPA is really hard to pull off and this one hasn’t quite managed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity tropical hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy yeasty peachy flavor. Has a fruity malty peachy hoppy weak yeasty finish.


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