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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
85
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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Taylor_Boggio

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

08-27-2013 06:33:26 | More by Taylor_Boggio
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JTomczak

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

08-29-2013 02:10:50 | More by JTomczak
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HopHead84

California

2.83/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

11/08/2010

On tap at Stone's Chuckapalooza during San Diego Beer Week 2010. This was rebrewed as Green Flash 8th Anniversary Symposium IPA.

A: Pours transparent dark orange with a large frothy beige head that exhibits great retention.

S: Onion, garlic, pine, grapefruit, a touch of sweetness. Soft floral and perfume aromatics.

T: Moderately bitter pine and grapefruit, with notes of garlic and onion. Not digging the garlic or the onion. Malt provides some sweetness. Bitterness approaches astringency near the dry terminus.

M: Dry, sticky...astringent. Lower medium bodied. Upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: In a sea of world class hoppy San Diego beers, some being from Green Flash, this is one to skip.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2010 03:44:48 | More by HopHead84
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-05-2013 15:59:43 | More by mhaugo
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ste5venla

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

09-12-2013 19:56:18 | More by ste5venla
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-11-2013 04:45:05 | More by nmann08
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DrDogbeer

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Psprings for giving me the opportunity to try this one. Poured into a tulip from the nicely labeled 12 oz. bottle. Poured a hazy orange with a thin white head. Not much on the aroma- some caramel, malty. Taste is of some piney hops, but tremendously bitter aftertaste. Some hints of alcohol as well. Not very drinkable or balanced.
Been waiting a bit to try this one, but obviously should not have. It has been in the fridge since I got it, but this one must have been better really fresh. One of my favorite breweries, but this one was a miss for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 12:58:17 | More by DrDogbeer
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-24-2014 00:42:59 | More by jbarletto
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.33/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rebrewed and on tap at the Belmont Station.

A clear golden orange with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks nice. For a west coast ipa, the nose is surprisingly muted. Moderate hop aroma, with a blend of resin, grapefruit and citrus is present. No malt character is noticeable. The palate opens crisp and clean with a pure hop oil character, dank, resiny, piney and a little grapefruity. No real malt character, and with moderate bitterness, this beer is quite light on the palate. Alcohol is mildly noticeable, and way higher than it needs to be. Carbonation is a little high, but the clean palate with an absence of grassy hop character is nice. Medium light in body, this beer is pleasant enough, but i've lost track of how many better ipas i've had.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2012 06:45:39 | More by DefenCorps
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JupiterJesus

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-20-2013 16:47:03 | More by JupiterJesus
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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-20-2013 07:21:37 | More by bca115
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-16-2014 17:17:21 | More by inspektor
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Corburk

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-19-2014 01:09:15 | More by Corburk
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-13-2014 00:29:40 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2013 23:32:37 | More by ryanpj
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-23-2013 18:48:14 | More by RKing44
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MLaVioletteJr

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-08-2013 00:55:55 | More by MLaVioletteJr
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mdfb79

New York

3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 12/21/10 notes. Had on tap at Rattle n hum in NYC. This was rebrewed as Green Flash's 8th Anniversary Symposium IPA.

a - Pours an amber color with one inch of white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, and lots of grapefruit.

t - Tastes of grapefruit, bitter citrus hops, and fruity malts. Also some light pine.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent IPA with some nice citrus hops to it, but pretty bitter. Would give another shot but wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2010 16:46:21 | More by mdfb79
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ehammond1


3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler

Thanks for opening this with me, Josh!

A decently bitter and mildly citrus-forward IPA. A melange of hops used as opposed to a single hop. Very drinkable, especially on a hot day. I think this probably was quite the impressive IPA in 2008, when it was first brewed, but it doesn't necessarily stand up favorably against San Diego's Alpine or Societe.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2013 15:04:28 | More by ehammond1
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heystevec

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-17-2013 17:47:59 | More by heystevec
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-13-2013 21:46:37 | More by Lurkerson
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-17-2013 02:08:19 | More by Tyrawlings
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-01-2013 02:32:20 | More by JMUbrewz
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wchasse222

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-26-2013 21:44:09 | More by wchasse222
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-24-2013 22:32:08 | More by BKBassist
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Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.