Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 112 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beagle75:
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft pour into a nonic glass at Red's Alehouse in North Liberty.
A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Restrained grainy toast and herbaceous/floral hops are underwhelming because the nose must strain to even detect them.
T: Begins barely off-dry, with hearty pale malt and very clean grassy hops aromatics. Transitions are easy and balance reigns throughout the profile. Moderate bitterness in the finish is accented with Simcoe-style dankness.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly acidic and wet on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: Solid but hardly a standout, this limited edition IPA really drinks no differently than Green Flash West Coast IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
12-20-2013 16:54:58 | More by beagle75
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3.94/5 rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the brewery – 01/22/14
Served in a slender tulip glass
I am guessing this is a reincarnation of the Surf’s Up Symposium brew…
A: Caramel orange color body with some peach tones and a bit of noticeable hop haze. Half finger of frothy paper white on top with good sustainability. Light splashes of lace dance across the glass after a few sips.
S: Lush floral hops on the nose with a firm dank weed aroma. Has that distinct dirty herbal weed stem aroma to it with a soft mix of citrus and pine underneath. Dash of pale malt sweetness but mostly a nice hop forward aroma here.
T: Orange citrus and flower blossoms with some dank weed intertwined. A subtle caramel malt kiss emerges with some soft baked breads as well. There is a relatively high amount of bitterness to the beer but it’s not terrible sharp on the palate. Really well disguised with the alcohol. Nice balance with the hops and light sweetness.
M: Frothy and lush carbonation with a nice drying finish. Peppery bitterness. Long lingering resins.
D: Symposium is a solid hop forward IPA with nice drinkability and well hidden alcohol. Nothing ground breaking by today’s standards but still quite enjoyable none the less.
Good to go. Made a prime candidate for my growler fill.
Serving type: on-tap
02-03-2014 19:48:16 | More by Nugganooch
Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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