Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.
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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
4.06/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Growler to a specialty ipa glass, picked up on Friday from Craft
Pours an orange tinged gold with two fingers of foam that have died down sort of quick. Good lacing, mild carbonation stemming from the center of the glass
Smells of floral and earthy hops, backed up by a bit of grapefruit and citrus. Bready caramel malts make up the backbone, finishing with a touch of alcohol
Taste is with the nose for the most part, strong floral and earthy hops upfront, more of the citrus coming through mid palate. Caramel malts bring up the back, a bot more subdued than in the smell, still finishing with a touch of alcohol
Feel is crisp and dry, sticky medium body. Alcohol is hard to pick up, very drinkable
Overall a solid ipa. Nothing spectacular, but I might get a second growler fill if it's still on tap next time I'm downtown
Serving type: growler
12-24-2013 00:00:37 | More by lordofstarside
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
Hop Odyssey: Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.