Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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2.83/5 rDev -25.7%
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.
11-09-2010 03:44:48 | More by HopHead84
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
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.
10-24-2008 12:58:17 | More by DrDogbeer
3.33/5 rDev -12.6%
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.
12-16-2012 06:45:39 | More by DefenCorps
3.58/5 rDev -6%
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.
12-22-2010 16:46:21 | More by mdfb79
3.73/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
07-29-2013 15:04:28 | More by ehammond1
Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.