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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

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rajendra82 on 05-22-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Northbridge Pig $4.99 blowout sale. Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass...

A: Deep, golden orange; thick and creamy, two-finger head of off white foam leaves a good bit of webby lace.

S: Citrus rind; light malt / bread crust; dry aroma.

T: Grapefruit rind; chalky, bitter finish; spicy hops; minimal malt sweetness.

M: Full side of medium; high carbonation; tongue-numbing bitterness.

O: Pretty standard American IPA; bitterness is more dull / muted than bright / fresh - that's the only real knock I have on this beer.

*from notes 10.05.13

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with a white head and some retention. Very dank and resinous aromas, pineapple and grapefruit rind. Same things in the taste; it has some very tropical tastes to it. Medium to light body with a dry finish, medium carbonation. Thanks to Cole for the sample. I hope the regular release Green Flash IPA's are as amazing as this.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap @ O'Brien's. Pours orange-gold with a short white head. Strong in the pine and citrus aromas, with a lot of grapefruit. Sweet up front with caramel that gives the grapefruit, oranges, mango flavors a sugary coating. Good, resiny finish. Loved it.

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3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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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3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
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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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Green Flash Surf's Up Symposium IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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