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Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPAGreen Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rajendra82 on 05-22-2008)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a white head and some retention. Very dank and resinous aromas, pineapple and grapefruit rind. Same things in the taste; it has some very tropical tastes to it. Medium to light body with a dry finish, medium carbonation. Thanks to Cole for the sample. I hope the regular release Green Flash IPA's are as amazing as this.

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Tap @ O'Brien's. Pours orange-gold with a short white head. Strong in the pine and citrus aromas, with a lot of grapefruit. Sweet up front with caramel that gives the grapefruit, oranges, mango flavors a sugary coating. Good, resiny finish. Loved it.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Obtained as part of the 2008 BIF race package from Eyedrinkale, 2008 Symposium IPA came in a 12 oz. bottle with a surfing themed label. The beer poured very clear, pale golden in color, and had a stable head at two fingers thick. Like the looks, the smell was also standard West Coast IPA fare with spicy, pney, citric hops dominating. The taste was bit more complex than typical for the style, as the hop bitterness and spice was matched up with a malt bill sufficient to yield 7% ABV and give some sweet backbone. Finish was citric sour and dry. The body felt thick enough to hold up the flavor but was not sticky. Another well made example of the style.

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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A_light copper with a thick off white head. Cap retention is strong. Nice concentric lacing

S_Pine scented hops and lightly toasted grain

T_Light grain taste is quickly drowned out by a wave of piney bitterness. Pretty dry overall with a crisp bitterness to it. Citrus notes come trough as it warms.

M_lighter bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Dry mouthfeel makes this a pretty nice beer

O_Crisp and dry, pretty much how I like an IPA to be.

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Huge, three finger, off white head with a tinge of honey to the color. Copper colored body with good clarity. The head takes its time settling and leaves sticky lace behind.

S - Spicy, fruity hops. Pepper and lemon with some floral hints of jasmine and a bit of basil. Some malt lurking in the background, when it manages to squeeze by the hops, it brings a bit of toasty caramel to the party.

T - Bitter, fruity, spicy hops. Lemon-pepper, and savory herbal notes. Becomes spicy and more peppery in the middle . Strong, but not overly harsh bitterness comes in with the finish and while there is a good bit of malt in the background it is pretty well drowned out by the hops.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Strongly hoppy IPA, bordering on a DIPA. The hop character is fantastic, especially in the nose, and the bitterness is neither harsh nor overwhelming, but rather refreshing.

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Growler from Northbridge Pig $4.99 blowout sale. Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass...

A: Deep, golden orange; thick and creamy, two-finger head of off white foam leaves a good bit of webby lace.

S: Citrus rind; light malt / bread crust; dry aroma.

T: Grapefruit rind; chalky, bitter finish; spicy hops; minimal malt sweetness.

M: Full side of medium; high carbonation; tongue-numbing bitterness.

O: Pretty standard American IPA; bitterness is more dull / muted than bright / fresh - that's the only real knock I have on this beer.

*from notes 10.05.13

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Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.