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Bison IPA Single Hop Series - Summit

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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100% Summit Hop IPA


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2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Pours hazy orange, way over carbonated possably due to contamination judging from the aromas of band-aids and electrical fire. Flavor is...yep this beer has some problems with sanitation or something...lots of off flavors either seeming to steming from poor sanitation or bad storage conditions. Has a harsh bitterness and unrefined malt profile, probably had a bad bottle..I hope!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 26, 2011
30-Jun-07 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 09-Apr-07 for $3.75 at Liquid Solutions in Tigard, OR) Opening the bottle, a loud rush of CO2 indicates high carbonation, and the resulting pour builds a mountain of off-white foam that very slowly dies down to half an inch. The body is hazy and amber in color, and very active streams of carbonation bubbles rise through the beer quickly. The nose is mildly phenolic with plastic, but otherwise, aromas of piney hops and earthy, grainy malts are prominent and the plastic scent is only mildly distracting. Some of that same phenolic is in the flavor as well, but thankfully its pretty mild. The pale malt base adds mild sweetness and a bit of caramel, while the hops are piney and citrusy, but not aggressively bitter, and in general, its the hops that rise to dominance. The beer is medium in body and high in carbonation, but its still soft and creamy on the palate with a slightly dry finish. Overall, this beer is okay but nothing memorable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2009
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells of pronounced grapefruit and melon. Tastes of sweet tangeriones and grapefruit with a hint of malt presence on the finish. Too much astringent bitterness on the finish to make this one enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Hazy amber pour white fluffy head. Grapefruit aroma. Earthy, toasty grainy, and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewDad (4890) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Taster - North American Organic Brewers Festival - Portland, OR
Aroma Nice deep hops aroma. I liked the malts and slight spices.
Appearance Golden yellow in color, thin head and clear.
Flavor Nice single hops IPA flavor. This was a decent beer had some good malt and hops balance.
Palate Nice Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry finish.
Overall A good IPA. This had flavor was crisp. Finished very nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
From a 22 ounce bottle purchased at Belmont Station in Portland, OR--Eww! Summits. These hops can be good if blended right, but by themselves, I always get this onion flavor with extreme alphas. I like the alphas and the floral side, but that gritty dirt onion flavor pops up everytime (see W 07 from Widmer). I guess it is just a personal preference, but I prefer not to drink straight up Summits.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange body with a thinnish, off-white head. Smell: Musty grapefruit aroma with a faint, faroff hint of caramel. Taste: A small dose of caramel malt flavor with even less sweetness before you get the citric grapefruit flavor with a pungent pithy bitterness. Finishes quite dry. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: I gotta say, the overabundant carbonation is displeasing. As a beeriment showcasing the Summit Hop variety its fine, but as a beer Id pass on it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: IPA - Summit
Date: 08/17/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy amber, fine white head, drippy lace, sweet crystal malt and earthy hop aroma, lots of earthy and floral hop flavor balanced by crystal malts, nice citrus comes in a second wave,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2007
This turned out to be one of the worst, yet best IPAs Ive ever had. I did not like the flavor, but loved the clear and sharp isolation of the summit hop. The flavor and bitterness sped over the sides of my tongue straight away, then vanished with virtually no finish. Youd have to blend this baby.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of fresh grapefruity hops and some earthy grainy pale malt. Body starts with some effervescent lightly toasted, earthy grainy malt and some fresh, grapefruity bittering hops toward a drier bittersweet finish. An ok IPA, but could use a little more balance.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is malty, with an earthy astringent hops. Flavor is caramel, with a bitter earthy astringent finish.


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