thome50 (627) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Mark, thanks! Pours a mostly clear golden orange with slight off white head. Aroma is of peach skin, slight pineapple and a lightly pronounced malt aroma. Taste is aggressive bitter hop at the front with some slight fruit notes such as cantaloupe in the middle but then it just fades away with more light bitterness and a very dry mouth. Overall, not too bad and would compare this to SN Torpedo in some ways as being something I could drink a number of even though it doesn’t stand out as being outstanding.
vyvvy (3287) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks again to Terminus for bringing this IPA my way. Pours crystal clear copper with a soapy off-white head. The aroma has green onions, dankness and tropical hops. The malt has lots of clean caramel balancing the hops nicely and it has a nice clean sweetness. It has a medium smooth velvety body at first, then some semi-soft carbonation roughens it up a bit. The flavor starts with toasted malt that’s dry and earthy along with hops that are earthy, piny and somewhat wintergreen-like. The finish has papery dryness (in a good way, not old beer), earthy hops, pine cones and tree bark. Really nice and pleasant surprise from Summit.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark golden color. Smell is of hops, some citrus. Taste is hoppy, piney, some citrus, good bitterness. Overall a solid beer.
crossovert (4772) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it after a Zombie Dust so keep that in mind, also a bit cold. It is very citrus rindy. Nice hop flavors.
jmohno (844) - Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Very clear light copperish gold.Slight head.
Hoppy intoxicating aroma with pine spice concentrated floral,evergreen almost mint.Dankness,pungent,hiding some fruit tones,very hoppy more earthy herbal than citrusy.
Taste has a good mild caramel with a good malt mild toast/breadiness backbone clean crisp with a nice elevating bitter,hoppy,slight yeast notes. Very good ipa,very fresh also. Dryish clean citrus/pine grapefruit/spice like finish.
Nsanders (257) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear yellow with thicky foamy white head and very fine bubbles. Strong apricot, citrus, fruity aroma, a lot softer than what i’d imagine real vikings drank! Very sweet with slight bitter aftertaste. Foamy medium heavy body holds the sweetness for a while. Good, but the name is misleading.
fidelis83 (1598) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium gold with a 2 finger, creamy, slightly chunky off white head that has great retention and leaves nice thick rings of lacing. Aroma is huge on citrus, mango heavy tropical fruit, stone fruit, floral and spicy hops, some caramel, toast, mineral notes and biscuity malts in there, but the fresh hop aromas really take the front seat. Tastes similarly, but a little more balanced. Caramel, toast, mineral notes and quite a bit more biscuit than I expected along with citrus and a little sweet stone fruit up front, folowed by lots more citrus, tropical fruit, a little pine and a decent amount of dank weed. the finish turns a little more spicy, but the complexities of the hop blend hold on to create a nice citrus and tropical fruit, lightly bitter aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with a light to medium, blanketing carbonation, which suits the beer very well. This is a very good IPA, the hop profile is great.
nuplastikk (3353) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-tan. Frothy off-white head. Nice citrus forward hop aroma. Toasty and clean, this is almost more of a great APA than an IPA. Either way, really well done, well above par for Summit. Classic taste profile, not over the top, but well hopped and quite enjoyable.
GJF (1078) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow pour. Very white, fluffy head that disappears. Aroma is lots of fresh hops, but just a touch of cardboard aroma. Flavor is citrus--lemon and grapefruit--and flowers. Fresh hop, mild bitterness in the finish.
eruizgarcia (116) - - JUN 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good IPA, nice light amber color and thick lasting head, hoppy and bitter with a long dry hops finish. Would have liked a tad more maltiness.