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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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no score

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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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swierczt

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-26-2013 14:34:28 | More by swierczt
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sleazo

New York

4.21/5  rDev +10.5%

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.

08-25-2013 21:47:53 | More by sleazo
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edgeh2o

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-24-2013 23:01:17 | More by edgeh2o
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BKBassist

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-24-2013 22:32:08 | More by BKBassist
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-23-2013 18:48:14 | More by RKing44
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-23-2013 17:50:45 | More by wdarcy77
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-14-2013 01:20:12 | More by cjgiant
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SocalKicks

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 09:33:17 | More by SocalKicks
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-01-2013 02:32:20 | More by JMUbrewz
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ehammond1


3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-23-2013 19:01:57 | More by MrDave
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Florida9

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%

On tap at MM Brandon. Reportedly this a rebrew of the original 2008 beer.
Served in a snifter with a minimal off white head. Orange copper in color. Clear. Moderate lacing. Aroma is muted. Mostly citrusy orange and grapefruit with a bit of tropical notes. Taste is better and more developed. Moderate sweetness. Strong orange notes. Some grapefruit then pithy with a mild earthiness on the back end. Moderate bitterness. Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. A pretty good IPA, though I feel as if the style has come a long way over the last five years.

06-26-2013 23:12:09 | More by Florida9
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1%

2013 reincarnation of Green Flash Surfs Up served on tap at the Secret Stash Bash.

Poured clear, light amber in color, and with a medium and fairly durable head.
Had an attractive and complex hoppy aroma. Medium/high bitterness (IBU = 75) in this hoppy, West Coast style IPA that has limited amount of sweet malts. The hop mix included piney, herbal, citrus and grassy/weedy elements.

Medium body with slightly high carbonation.

O: a rather aggressive hop-lovers IPA.

03-28-2013 00:16:37 | More by chinchill
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arfenhouse

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-24-2013 07:34:16 | More by arfenhouse
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bca115

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +5%

02-16-2013 07:05:52 | More by jvillefan
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +5%

02-08-2013 20:39:51 | More by Nage37
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

On tap at Green Flash Brewing Company in San Diego, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and herbal hops. Taste is much the same with a dank hop flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.

01-21-2013 19:58:12 | More by UCLABrewN84
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JupiterJesus

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

California

4/5  rDev +5%

01-19-2013 21:04:57 | More by drewone
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hpthebull

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

01-12-2013 23:27:29 | More by hpthebull
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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
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mdfb79

New York

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
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HopHead84

California

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%

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.

11-09-2010 03:44:48 | More by HopHead84
Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.