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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 63   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle in NYC with Chris. Pours clear garnet with a small, white head. Crystal malt aroma, bit of caramel and light earthy hops. Nice balance in the flavor, subtle hop bitterness, grass, toast and mild brown sugar. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Mild sweet finish, toasty malts, light grass. Very easy drinking and very pleasant.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap @ Southpaw BBQ. Copper pour with a white head. Aroma is onion, garlic, and pine. Some sweet toasted bread, caramel, and nuts, too. A touch of soap. Flavor is sweet up front with a rather strong bitterness on the finish. Lots of onion and pine. Toast, caramel, and nuts. Light orange peel. Not a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13742) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle from Whole Foods in Petaluma. Pours amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is something like a mandarin. Near full body. Flavor is mandarin with some roast malt. Overall this is bitter and hoppy enough to stand up to some IPAs. Finishes like a clementine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (13165) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12014) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
12oz bottle-big tight offwhite-amber. A-soft floral-med malt-roast. T-herbal/spice hops, lt med malt-slight sweetness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11860) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods, Fairfax, VA. Pours a clear copper color with a large frothy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of peppery, citrus hops and caramel. The taste is earthy and nutty notes, citrus hops with a bit of a resiny note. Medium bodied. 3300th rating!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT (9933) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2016
12oz bottle, thanks to Paul & Jamie. Shared. Whoa... Big ruby red grapefruit in the nose... wasn’t expecting that at all. Spicy, peppery flavor. Kind of grainy malt, like rye and stuff. Moderate-plus bitter taste, mild sweet, more dry. Clear orange amber color. Thin off-white head. Leaves some bits and short ropes of lace. Lighter, kind of soft carbonation. Mild bite to it. An OK fall ale. Kind of strange. Makes me think of an ESB, or other types of harvest ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Pours a clear orange color with a light hue and a small off-white head that settles into a ring and some spots of lace. The hops are more leafy than citrusy here, with earth, pale and lightly toasty malts, grass, and florals. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a clean, moderately bitter mouthfeel. Nice and easy drinking, but not with a ton of substance.


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