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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
This autumn ale is a showcase of the mighty Summit hop. Our friend Jason grows amazing Summits that skillfully combine high alphas with captivating citrus aromas. We hope you enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
strongpieman (1618) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Copper color, white foamy. Head. Relatively light body, caramel malts coupled with hop bitterness. A decent fall seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5017) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Pours deep gold into a shaker. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to coat surface. Caramel, citrus and resin aromas. Thin to medium-bodied with sweet caramel upfront turning to earthy grapefruit in the lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dbingham (69) - - SEP 19, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a three finger head, even with a gentle pour. Lots of hop aroma. Bready palate with some hop bitterness.Strong tingling carbonation on the tongue. Hop bitterness and some sourness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Draft at Brass City Brew Fest. Nicely blended and smooth amber ale. Some hop bite and some breadiness from the malt. Mediumly bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
auerbrau (3197) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2012
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquor - Wakefield, RI. Signature green onion, lemon, and cat Summit aroma shines through. Not bad. Wow. Texture is a seltzer and cooked pizza onion bomb. Cardboard and onions that have been soaking in water with a splash of Worcestershire sauce. The Summit hop flavor is terrible here and it doesn’t help that the base is practically colored bubbling water. I’ve been trying to work through the Peak catalog because I want organic to work, but it doesn’t help that Shipyard keeps making a mess out of all the beers. P.S. I didn’t think this could get worse, but now it just tastes like the world’s worst dried out chocolate malt milkshake.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5686) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Amber pour with a short, spotty foam head. Aroma is strong citrus notes, light pine and floral hops. Taste is big citrus, floral hops, tropical fruit notes and light caramel. Body is light-medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus, light pine, tropical fruit, floral hops, sweet malt and light caramel. Wasn’t expecting the hop bomb that I got but this wasn’t too bad!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours light amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of wet cardboard and light earthy hops. Flavor of onions and rotten veggies. Soapy and metallic finish. Worst Peak beer I’ve had.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Earthy hop aromas. Onion, damp earth and vegetation flavors. Overall not to good. Blah

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4007) - - JUN 9, 2012
Draft, Brookhaven beerfest. Smokey peach aroma. Clear orange with a large wwhite head. Peachy apricot flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2012
Slightly hazy amber coloured body with a thick, dense off-white head. Aroma of malt, vinegar, cardboard and very little else. Light-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong hops up front that fade almost immediately to a cardboardie and almost soapy flavour with some malt following behind and a dash of earth. Aftertaste all of a sudden reasserts the hops which are actually pretty strong and almost metallic. Overall, an interesting beer - not necessarily a fall beer in my opinion, but shows some good hops and deep flavours for the season, which isn’t bad. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliver’s Beverage in Albany, New York on 18-November-2011 for US$2.55 sampled at home in Washington on 07-February-2012.

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