Jazlabaw (2) - USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Summit Brewing Company has been around since the 1980’s. Back in those days our need for hoppy pale ales was low. In this day and age it is much higher. Summit finally caught up with the rest of the IPA world with this top aromatic brew.
TXBadger (1385) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, spice, spruce, and some earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some hop resin.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BTBF. Cloudy orange color. Citrus hoppy nose. Spicy. Flavor is citrusy, yeasty and grains. Not bad.
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned for best by 12SEP14
It’s a ruddy apricot colored ale with a solid white top. Smells resiny, some pine, some grapefruit and other citrusy notes. Flavor is rather tame with biscuit, sweet light malts, some bits of fruity hop, but rather subdued. Clean and drinkable, but nothing special. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a mildly dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9690) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Holy Hound. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, pine, herbal and dank hops with pear esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting crisp malt, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour avg to dark gold. Nose mild floral and fruit hop,then more dank hop. Taste reasonable bur up front. Green and dank hop to follow. Not much sweetness in the middle. Pleasing bitter finish.
Christpuncher (1163) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A decent ipa from summit. Joy an bitter with a hint if citrus. Ours orange in color an ha from a bottle at home. Smells ho Hoppe at best.
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djd07 (3565) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. Floral hop aroma and resin. Similar flavor to aroma with nice light bitterness. Decent.
BreWedge (313) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 Fl Oz bottle. Pours a clear yellow with a small white head. Aromas are heavy citrus, fruit, and a touch of pine. Tastes are fruit, plenty of malt, and an astringent bitterness. Light to medium body, smooth (almost creamy), assertive carbonation, and a medium astringent finish. Nice beer though I have to admit this sample was drank well after the “drink by” date.
EBROVIAK (15) - - JUL 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity on first taste but that doesn’t show up again after 2 sips. Fades to an even blend of hops and malt where no individual flavors stand out. It’s not like some where you taste things in sequence; start, middle, finish. Some would call that well balanced but I find it non-descript and a bit boring. This isn’t a bad patio beer but it’s nothing special either.