South Swell Double Ipa - Surf Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 09-08-2011)
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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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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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South Swell Double Ipa from Surf Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.