sfontain (832) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely orange; medium, white head; lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is a bit weak--mostly malts, lightly floral; barely caramel. Flavor is lightly malty and very surprisingly hoppy through the finish. Medium-thin body. Nondescript, but very easy-drinking.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Matly, not as hoppy as it could have been (but perhaps Iím subconsciously comparing this to Summit IPA). Aroma was minimal, but the mouthfeel and hop/malt balance was dead-on for a refreshing result. Not mindblowing, but the taste is worth a try.
On tap, this was like four parts Bells Two Hearted Ale mixed with one part water.
drpimento (2402) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on draft yesterday at Bodega, so the small head may have been a result of the bartenderís pouring. Had plenty of lace and a nice reddish amber color. There was a nice fresh American hop nose. Nice body and quaffable; however, there was a distinct taste of iron in the middle that was very distracting. Itís a good session beer.
mball581 (20) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cristal clear, honey brown in color with modest head. Light cookie dough and toffee aromas (not really much there). Flavor slightly sweet with a short finish. Light to medium body with light carbonation.
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very miled. Initial flovor is slightly bitter, then a hop finish. Very little head and no lacing
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average yellow colour with almost no head. mustly citrus hops on the nose, pretty light though. Itís pretty mild, some bitter hops with a dry short finish.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 25, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden witha roasted color and light head. Nice peach and citrus nose. Richness with with light bitterness(light) and sweet/dry finish. Peach, with light vanilla, and some hops mixed with light roasted notes.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-orange with a healthy white head. Some toasty malt aroma dominated by floral, citric hops. Flavors of sweet malt and floral hops are kept in check, and the finish is fairly dry and short. Not too bitter, just a good session quality ale. Mouthfeel noticeable but not substantial. Well balanced, good drinking ale with clean flavors.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have enjoyed this beer countless times over the yeas, and i thought it was time to give it a ratinn. First of all, I think the commercial description is all too appropriate, itís a beer for all: blue collar to white collar, itís a damn good beer that should appease damn near anyone. Color is a brilliant copper, aroma a pleasing mix of hops and malt that might seem too hoppy for the BMC crowd. Nice medium body of balanced malt and hops. Again, to the BMC crowd, this willl seem "scary" and "dark". But this is actually a nice, drinkable beer, whether it is -20 degrees before a U of M Gopher Hockey game or a steamy 90 degrees before a blisterng Johann Santana, Twins baseball game. A quality beer, through and through, long live Summit!
Giant (4) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004 does not count
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
OK Pale Ale. It does not hold a flame to the Best. Leaves a weird after taste. Not a great finish.