Surf South Swell Double India Pale Ale

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 103   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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In Ventura, good things come from the South in the Summer. In this case, in the form of our big Double India Pale Ale featuring Hops from Australia and New Zealand and Patagonia Caramel malt from Chile. Double dry-hopping provides aroma to a dominant hop profile of citrus and gooseberries with just enough malt backbone to support the aggressive hopping. 19°P 103 IBU 9 SRM

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3.5
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle. Amy beer with a cream head. Earth and pine aroma with light citrus. Tropical fruit and earth flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and earth lingers with light pine and light herbal notes.

3.7
monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2017
A very nice double IPA. Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Smells amazing, orange, creme, pineapple and peach, kiwi. Taste is very fruity, with lots of orange and pineapple, creamy finish with fruit-forward hops. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
14th August 2016
Hazy deep gold beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and soft, reasonable fine carbonation. Soft and creamy sweet malts. Mild hop skunk. Floral orange blends well with bitterish marmalade. Punchy tangerine. Some hop spice. Smooth finish. Spicy orange linger. Nicely fruity hop.

2.7
PartyFowle (954) - - FEB 1, 2016
Moderate haze, deep marigold hue. Nice frothy head. Aroma has a little diacetyl, lime, maybe cheesy hops. The flavor contains some of this too -- cheddar, sourdough, tangerine. Good cakelike malt sweetness somewhat balances strong lingering bitterness. A little rough.

4
dez1974 (8) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2015 does not count
What a difference a brewer makes! This is a surprisingly fruity IPA. Tons of it. Also a tad creamy with some significant kick of hops as well.

3.6
Dogbrick (13767) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Sample at the taproom. The beer is a copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates gradually. Sticky strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma is hoppy with fruit and malt notes. Medium to full body with flavors of piney hops, fruit and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a resiny hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/17/15] Draught at The Libertine Pub in Morro Bay. Clear deep golden. Aroma of piney and slightly fruity hops. Flavor has some sweetish malt, lots of piney hops and strong bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.6
badpuppy69 (330) - orange, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Pours a clear gold with a big head. Aroma is juicy citrucy hops and some caramel malts. Taste is a initial pop of caramel malt then the citrus hops take over. Its a pretty malty but juicy citrucy hop. Its pretty good but hard to nail down any other dipa characters besides the usual hops and malt. I will say it is well made but not very defined or memorable.

3.2
DedicatedToFun (4003) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, orange pour, white head, nose is bitter, taste is hoppy, citrus, not a bad ipa.

3.6
blipp (9691) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Fresh piney hops, sweet caramel malts, faint fruity notes, and a nice lingering bitterness. A throwback to the malts double IPAs from 5 years ago, but well executed.


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