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RATINGS: 1043   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Emphasizing that complexity of character can arise from simple elements, this ale is made with three malts and one hop. Its light amber color and slightly spicy malt character are derived from the use of German Dark Munich Malt and Rye Malt respectively. North American 2-row barley combines with the other grains to lay the foundation for the hop onslaught to come. Summit hops are used exclusively in the boil for bitterness, flavor and aroma but it doesn’t end there. Post-fermentation dry hopping allows the 10% ABV monstrosity to gently coax the citrus rind and grapefruit aroma to join the 100 IBUs already present. This beer should greet you with a pungent citrus blast, provide a spicy yet round middle and finish with a brisk, clean bitterness. Columbus in early and mid kettle.
** This beer will now feature different hops in the massive dry hop every year.
2014 - Sorachi Ace, Mosaic, and Chinook. Incredibly complex mix of lemon zest, pineapple, red berries, peach, and a hint of dank earthiness.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmisko (351) - New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Pours golden with med white head. Smell like fresh fruit, hops, grass. Taste is balanced with piney hops, sweet malts, and citrus notes. Med body. Very balanced and tasty. Refreshing.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlmostBeerHero (13) - Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Light copper, almost yellow. Tons of citrus and slight pungent hop aroma (thank you for using SUMMIT!) Flavor is tropical fruits, super summit spice, and lots of bitterness. Subtle honey sweetness when balanced with the heavy hops. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerme31 (480) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Can. Clear golden color, medium white head working down to a thin lacing. Citrus and floral dominate the aroma. Sweet citrus and berry fruit taste. Medium-thin body, sticky texture, long & dry bitter finish. Nice double IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (549) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 24, 2014
reminded me of Belgian blonde ale but with decent hopping presence. Pale in color, malt oriented more than hops, thick textured and foamed, above medium body, aroma dominated by lime zest, floral-grassy tones, bitternes- average for style, medium lasting aftertaste. Interesting for one time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (652) - LATVIA - JUL 23, 2014
Intense malty background with distinct caramel, pleasantly intense citrusy hops. light pine, bit of tropical fruits. Moderate sweet with quite intense bitterness. yes, its 10 abv, yes its quite complex, but its helluva refreshing as well

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2014
on tap at the brewdog bar in edinburgh. clear light amber with a faint white head; plenty of citric and tropical aromas; alcohol showing but quite pleasantly with some grapefruit and caramel and a good whack of bitterness. tasty stuff

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (426) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a foamy white head. Has a citrus and hops aroma. Flavor is tropical fruits, spice, and lots of bitterness. Somewhat sweet, but the finish is quite dry. Great beer!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Can. Ok, that’s a bitter beer. Has some kick too. Gold in color with a nice head. It is weirdly strong on the citrus side. Taste is well like a really bitter, alcohol tasting IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (363) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
The aroma is hops - spruce, grass. Pours a yellow/orange, clear with a big frothy head mostly diminishing with excellent lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is light to medium, creamy with average carbonation and the finish is a long bitter. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 16, 2014
On tap at Rustico. Pours a clear dark golden orange color with one inch of white head that settles quickly to lacing. Aroma is citrus with slight spicy quality. Flavor is aggressive and big: hoppy bitterness with swet malt presence that is ultimately masked by forward alcohol presence. Bitter aftertaste, overall unbalanced to my taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7387) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Can. Orange/grapefruit malt and grapefruit peel/pine aroma. Golden yellow with nice off-white head. Sweet tangelo malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel. Nice body.


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