NachlamSie (3000) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Snifter at the brewery. This guy is pretty malty, but definitely not too much so. The sweetness provides a little balance and takes away a little of the bite, but doesn’t interfere with the rich hop aroma and flavor. The aroma has plenty of piney, garlicky character with a grapefruit backdrop. This translates well into the flavor. Plenty of clear, crisp hop bouquet. It has a sharp, dank herbal finish. Lots of lingering garlic and evergreen. Really clean, well made and "balanced".
jkwood04 (4829) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery. Pours deep golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy hops plus a little garlic as well plus a good amount of caramel malts. Flavor the same with a good hoppiness but the summit characteristic garlic is a little overpowering. Smooth to thicker texture. Not bad but the summit Hops are a little too much.
brinehart (212) - Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge beer. Smells and tastes like a head shop....with big citrusy hops! Big sweet malts provide balance. Finishes quick and clean for such a behemoth.
tozac (19) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky golden orange, nice head. Smells fantastic. Not my favorite, a little syrupy
joeneugs (4305) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. can. It pours a rather hazy lighter orange color with a disappearing white head. The aroma is fruity and floral with some salt and toasty malt. Some pine in there as well. The flavor is salty, spicy with some citrus and garlic, grass. A little toasty malt in there. Full bodied, but surprisingly drinkable for such a huge beer. Hops dominate. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. All Summit IIIPA? Turned out good!
swesson (308) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful triple IPA. Great head. Pours like honey. Tastes tart and summery. Almost like a wheat, but packing 2 times the flavor. Hints of lemon and clove.
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drjay44 (3000) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. can. Pours a thin off white head, over a hazy dark gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is toffee/caramel, light pine, honey tones......taste is light honey, toffee/caramel, moderate sweet throughout, leading to a moderate bitter hop finish.....mouth feel thick, sticky, lightly astringent, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds light foam, with acid zing. This is a heavy, sweet I/DIPA, whose hop characteristics are very different from the usual types. BJCP 8/3/14/4/7
sloth (2648) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small off white head with fair retention and minimal lacing.Hazy, gold colored brew. Juicy nose ,pine and citrus with a hint of garlic. Body is med/full with a soft carbonation, lil resin, lil acidic. Danky hop flavors, earthy and fruity with a slight bit of sweet caramel malts trying to balance them out, but to no avail. Big finish, resiny, piny notes, fairly bitter. My threshold for buttery notes is apparently low. Hmm. Props to stumpy for the 4 pack.
Beaver (1470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. Pours hazy copper orange with a big meringue white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is dank piney summit hops with some onion.
The flavor is a little sweet crystal malt with a big piney bitter finish. I do get some onion from the summit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation and is slightly watery.
Overall, I’ve had this a few times and the summit hops can be a bit hit or miss. They can be a bit onioney at times. If not, this is really nice. Reminds me of Gubna - maybe a little more reserved other than alcohol.
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden orange from the can with thin lacy white head that sticks lightly. Aroma is sweet citrus up front, odd boozy caramel malt middle, then it falls off instantly. Taste is sweet, citrusy, booze is more hidden but again falls off quick. No real finish except a late burn in your stomach. Too much but at the same time not enough going on, not too great.