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South Swell Double Ipa - Surf Brewery

South Swell Double IpaSouth Swell Double Ipa

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BA SCORE
89
very good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beerandraiderfan on 09-08-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
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JoshTellez

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-06-2013 03:39:36 | More by JoshTellez
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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JoshuaMason

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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2014 21:10:56 | More by JoshuaMason
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mactrail

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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.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 06:35:57 | More by mactrail
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A: Dark golden orange, huge head and fantastic lacing

S: Dry, spicy, earthy and tropical fruits

T: Earthy, floral, fruity, dry, bitter, some toasted malt. 9% is hidden well

M: Great body, not to thick. Resiny

O: Really good DIPA...Helps that it was just bottled this week! My second favorite central coast IPA after Double Jack

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South Swell Double Ipa from Surf Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.