kramer (5501) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pour a clear amber body with a large frothy beige head that faded slowly to a thin covering. The nose is fairly decent, toasty malt with a little bit of a fruity hoppiness and a little caramel. The flavor is really quite weird, it has a fruitiness to it that tastes almost like fresh peaches. Not surf if its the hops, or some kind of flaw in how itís made. Never had hops that tasted like peach. Light caramel and toasted malt as the base. Light bodied and a bit thin with fizzy carbonation. Not really sure what to think of this one. On one hand I kind of enjoy the fruitiness, yet on the other had I think it might be a brewing flaw. Meh, it could have been worse.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Vienna WF. Clear amber pour. Huge 360 lacing. Nose is hefty diacetyl. Taste is light tea, sugar, diet cola, with pretty obvious diacetyl. Minerally, over carbonated mouthfeel. Diacetyl giving faux body. Pretty messy but not offensive. Palate is not astringent or papery.
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Jow (2906) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap during dinner portion of Saturday night dinner and a movie. Pours light brown with frothy head. Tastes bready, hoppy, resin, citrus, caramel, and earth. A touch thin and watery
Chad9976 (1503) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hops arenít something you tend to associate with fall seasonal brews, so I was caught a little off guard by Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale. An amber ale brewed (as far as I can tell) exclusively with the Summit hop. Itís a borderline IPA, but the fact itís not makes it a nice change of pace.
I poured a 12oz twist-off bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Appearance: Dark copper color, extremely clear body, not much carbonation visible. Forms a huge, off-white, fluffy head which never completely dissipates and leaves plenty of lacing on the glass.
Smell: Resiny pine sap first and foremost with a hint of coffee or some earthy character.
Taste: The Summit hop should be the official hop of the East Coast as it imparts all the traditional flavors: piney bitterness, resin and a bit of "cat piss" astringency, plus a hint of coffee on the back end. There isnít much going on as far as malts, though. The beginning features typical amber malt mild sweetness. This continues through the middle, but itís the finale that makes the beer what is it: a crescendo of hop bitterness and piney flavor that lights up the tongue. A hint of coffee and bitterness just as it washes away quite cleanly is a great way to end it. I might criticize it for being a bit too simplistic of a palate, but the flavor thatís here is delectable and enjoyable so I canít knock it for that.
Drinkability: Not intended to be a thirst quencher, Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale drinks as it should. Plenty of carbonation and energy in the mouth, but not spastic. Smooth finish and a fairly clean aftertaste make it easy to drink in bigger gulps but probably only for hopheads. That itís only 5.7% ABV is impressive since it seems to have the weight or something bigger. I could drink several of these in a row no problem.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample at Whole Foods Columbus circle, NYC.
Clear light copper color with a minimal white head.
Piney and spicy hop nose.
Fresh juicy malt flavor, medium bitterness with tangy hops.
Light bodied, super easy to drink, well balanced and good.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
10/27/12. On tap at Casbah. Light amber/brown pour with a nice, thick khaki head. Light aroma with some caramel maltiness, nuts, and a definite citrus and apple presence. The flavor is much the same with perhaps a touch more citrus and again that apple presence. Combine with the malts it reminds me of caramel apple in a way. Eh.
Lukaduke (2769) - Gray, Maine, USA - OCT 17, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a amber brown color with a finger of eggshell foam... touch of lacing. On the nose caramel, buttered popcorn... on the palate a lot of the same. Not getting much of any hop flavors just a slightly medium bodied caramel maltiness that borders on butter popcorn YUCK... and this was fresh.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Medium brown pour, substantial white head. hops and citrus aroma, bit of a malty taste. actually pretty enjoyable brew.
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and nutty malt, earthy hops, date esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium to light body, medium carbonation.
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Red amber with small head. Mildly hoppy amber ale. Nothing about this seems like a fall beer, but itís fine for what it is.