Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA

 
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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The 2008 Surfs 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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (7132) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft on tap at Flying Saucer KC (Kansas City, MO). Pours a decent hazed amber orange hue, a bit darker with a gentle fall leaves underfoot glow. Bigger cakey offwhite head atop stays larger and lively. A good layer sticks around and laces well enough. Aromas show a hop driven appeal, bigger citric hops are grapefruit and lemon, a kiss of gumball and tropical fruit. Gentle bread, firmer florals and some earthiness. Grass, gentle grain and dry straw. The hop element takes on some more potency as it settles more. Initial is lighter end of the fold, potent hop bitterness is soapy and bitter, firm fllorals and citric pithy jabs run the palate over. Some firmer florals, a bit of earth, gentle bready malts. The malt bill shows a touch of depth but never once gets sweet or all that noticeable. An appealing prickly bitter hop character sustains throughout, a bit powdery, certainly floral with citric rind, grapefruit and pithy fruit dancing in and out. Fresh, potent, but not a pushover in body. This one avoids the downfalls of a counter malt character, reamining centrally about the hops without beating you over the head about it. Powdery, dry, bitter. A nice fresh offering here that Id drink with some regularity. While the nose doesnt offer a big pop, the beer definitely delivers the goods.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bomber shared with Eric from Antioch Fine Wine. Light orange pour, white head. Tropical fruit, some grapefruit. Nice, smoother than most super bitter green flash stuff. 14.7

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (6474) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Tap at Rattle & Hum, New York. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, pine, resin, grape, massive hops and malts. Very fresh and enjoyable. Superb.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (744) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
From tap at University of Beer in Davis, Ca, well balanced, slightly bitter, thin lasting head.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shinskyweiser (49) - - FEB 14, 2015
Pours a hazy orange. Large bubbles form the long lasting head. Smells amazing! Very piney and resiny. Hints of orange and apricot. Taste of pine hits first followed by grapefruit. Very resiny and slightly grassy. Very hop forward with a hint of graham cracker. Nice crisp dry finish. Very good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2571) - FRANCE - FEB 14, 2015
On tap @ Green Flash, San Diego - CA. Color: clear golden blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice grassy and fruity nose with peach and litchi. Taste: nice hoppy taste, fruity and grassy. Really nice beer. Aftertaste: high wet bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
650ml bottle. Light golden pour. Tropical hops, light and sweet malt but then a blast of bitter hops. Typical west-coast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Draft at The Mansion. Light orange/gold, bright, hoppy aroma with a good deal of citrusy hops in the flavor. Alcohol well hidden. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bomber to SA. Bright copper-gold with huge frothy white head. A: citrus and pine hops, herbs. T: bittersweet pine and floral hops, biscuit. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 7, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 2/6/15. Bottle from Moore Liquor. Aroma has pine & citrus. Taste was light in body & very easy to drink. Overall a good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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