Darkmagus82 (1940) - - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-19-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance –The beer is served a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a one finger white head that fades relatively quickly. Upon fading there is a decent level of lace left on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some sweet caramel and orange as well as a bready malt and a strong hop aroma of a red grapefruit and some lighter pine.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor upfront with flavors of some orange mixed within. Upfront there is also a moderate grapefruit hop grapefruit taste. The grapefruit starts out of medium strength growing stronger and more bitter as the taste advances. While the grapefruit grows stronger, a caramel flavor takes the place of the orange that is present upfront with the orange again joining the caramel at the end. At the end of the taste, the grapefruit which is now quite bitter, mixed with a light piney taste as well as the lighter sweet flavors of citrus and caramel to leave a quite long lingering bitter grapefruit taste on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather good for keeping it on the very drinkable side, but still showcasing some of the nice bitter hop flavors of the brew.
Overall – A pretty nice more bitter lingering IPA. If you are looking for an affordable and bitter grapefruit citrus heavy beer that leaves its mark on your tongue then this is a good choice.
closey22 (1093) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark gold with lasting thin lacy offwhite head; aroma is hop spicy; Flava is def hoppy yet not bitter; feels light to medium fizzy zingy; finishes dry hoppy bitter
HIGHB4LL (799) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Minot ND. Aroma: Appearance: finger white head, golden amber color, clear. Aroma: floral, pine, caramel, light citrus. Palate: average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste:caramel malt sweetness into light pine sweet with plenty of bitterness coming up on the back. Overall, a bit too sweet for me, but other than that, amazing.
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 (1764) - 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 (3984) - 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 (1540) - 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 (10542) - San Diego, California, 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 (1393) - 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 (1730) - 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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