SnakeTown (408) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kopparfärgad med stort ljusbrunt skum som ligger kvar! Massor med humle!! Väldigt fruktig! Annanas! ? Perfekt kolsyrad!
CPH2200 (210) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. dark pale golden with medium head. grapefruit aroma. taste has grapefruit and alcohol. light bitter aftertaste. really enjoyed this ipa for its purity and simplicity.
Fritz123 (707) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Burp Castle, NYC. Pours a cloudy orange-light brown with thick head in a snifter. Fluffy white head lasted and created some great lacing. The aroma was pine, resin, citrus, malts and yeast. The taste was nice with the pine hitting first followed by the well balanced malts mellowing out the bitterness. Then the finish comes and the bitter comes back with a hint of citrus. Medium body. Very nice.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1210) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bottle drunk at a Single Hop IPA tasting I organized. The Summit IPA had a pine and musty aroma with a decent clean bitterness. I liked it on it’s own but was a bit one dimensional.
maekchu (1693) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Solid malty nose with piney hops, rounded and full. Dark amber color, beige head. Sweet malty initial, very thick / good balance in mid / final brings up the hops in a gentle manner. Medium body. Seems too rich and full for an IPA. More like a baby barley wine. Very smooth and tasty.
kaser (2030) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange pour with sticky white head. Thick. Grapefruit and apricot flavor. Quality ipa
Pyrmir (2676) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, rated from backlog. Aroma is malty, caramel, piny hops. Flavor is grapefruit, citrus and malts.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of the weaker links in Mikkeller’s single-hop chain of IPAs. I can’t claim great familiarity with Summit, but from this it appears to need other hops to soften its herbal character. Not that this is a bad beer - Mikkeller can make a silk purse out of any sow’s ear. Lovely-looking: bright copper with a thick, creamy head. Inviting summery aroma: canned peaches, passionfruit, candied oranges. Full, slick mouthfeel. Starts well on the tongue but falls away in the mid-palate before a chewy, resinous finish. Nice walnut and toffee caramalt notes. Marred by a heavy herbal astringency in the after-taste. A lot to like here but that finish meant I found it challenging to finish the bottle. (33cl bottle from Leura Cellars. BB 6/10/13)
Marduk (1938) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Hazy, dark yellow color. Small off-white head. Sweet, toffee, gingerbread dough in aroma. Sweet, nutty, grapefruit in taste. Nice nutty mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
FatPhil (8349) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle (BB Brevinga, Riga)
Spicy sweet aroma. Crisp palate. Amazingly simple body, but I love the nutty roast. The odd thing about this is that it’s trying to show off a single hop and yet this works because it doesn’t actually jump out in any direction. Very drinkable, so nutty - walnutty. Super drinkable, super super drinkable.