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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

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
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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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

JTomczak, Aug 29, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
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.

HopHead84, Nov 09, 2010
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

mhaugo, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

ste5venla, Sep 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

nmann08, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of DrDogbeer
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

DrDogbeer, Oct 24, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

jbarletto, Feb 24, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

DefenCorps, Dec 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

JupiterJesus, Jan 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

bca115, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

inspektor, May 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Corburk, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

ryanpj, Dec 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

RKing44, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

MLaVioletteJr, Sep 08, 2013
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3.58/5  rDev -6%
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.

mdfb79, Dec 22, 2010
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

ehammond1, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

heystevec, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Lurkerson, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Tyrawlings, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

JMUbrewz, Aug 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

wchasse222, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

BKBassist, Aug 24, 2013
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Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.