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Shaka XPA | Surf Brewery

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Brewed by:
Surf Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gregmoscetti on 06-04-2012

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 13
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Photo of gregmoscetti
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

By the looks of it, its just your basic XPA. Light in color, bubbly white head.

Smell- Bad ass, very bright and hoppy

Taste is bright and floral. Single hopped with simcoe hops (this time around) the first time featured galactics. Awesome XPA

Super fresh, wet, crisp XPA. Sessionable is an understatement.

Over all, XPA's never really stand out, but I have to say that this was the best beer of their whole portfolio.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a clear golden color with a white head. Bread and biscuit malt aromas along with some floral hops and a hint of grass. Really simple nose, not too much going on. The flavor is lightly sweet with bread and biscuit notes. It's also lightly hoppy. Just a bit of floral, grass, and citrus peel notes. Very mild pine bitterness on the finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly ashy flavor on the finish. There is a medium hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing I would probably get again.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Shaka XPA from Surf Brewery
3.7 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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