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South Swell Double Ipa - Surf Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 13.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Surf Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 09-08-2011

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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- 22 oz. bomber poured into Black Tuesday whiskey snifter on 2-Jan-15

Decent citrus juice notes, but overall too malty. It's borderline BW. This is a typical DIPA that's straight up just OK.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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2.44/5  rDev -38.4%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JoshuaMason
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Rich, Translucent Copper verging on amber; Fluffy, off-white head; Fast dissipating; Good Lace; Minimal Carbonation activity.
Smell: Dank; Honey; Grapefruit; Orange Rind; Caramel Malts;
Taste: Light Caramel; Honey; Citrus in back; Short finish… lacks the nice lingering bitterness.
Mouth-feel: Medium Carbonation; Slightly syrupy¬—honey like; medium body
Overall: Really good malt-forward DIPA; Many will enjoy this beer, but it’s a little too syrupy and malty for me. The wonderful aroma is not held up by the taste

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.22/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Color is the typical orangey amber, but a little hazy. Pours a lively big head in the wine glass with plenty of carbonation on the tongue. Aroma of flowery and piney hops.

Spicy hoppy taste to start. A little soapy. A fair amount of malt, but overall this is quite sharp and acidic. Some of the leafy, dank taste with a hint of sparkly fermented pineapple in the mouthfeel. The flavor ends up being all about the grapefruit peel. More bitter than I want to drink very much of.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at The Bottle Shop in Santa Barbara.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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South Swell Double Ipa from Surf Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.