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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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