Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoy by date of 04/04/15.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and a half. Lacing forms nicely speckled with bubbles inside of it. Light carbonation was seen rising.
The smell had a sweet citrus with a light honey over top of a sticky piney hops.
The taste was mainly sweet through the combination of sweet citrus and piney hops to sweet malts. A light sweet sticky piney - ness leads to a sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an easy carbonation rolling over my tongue. A slight sharpness is there but becomes quite settling.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA for when I had it. I wouldn’t mind seeking again when fresh.
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into Spieglau IPA glass. It poured a clear yellow colour with sudsy white foam and lace. Predictable A-IPA aromas and flavours: solid but non-descript grainbill, strong bitterness (somewhat harsh), intense black currant, black pepper, flowery and pine resiny essence. Light body, strong carbonation, alcoholic warmth, lasting hoppy aftertaste, eventual dry finish. Good not great, indistinguisably from countless other A-IPAs. I’m actually surprised this beer recieves such high ratings.
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops with a piney finish. Dry, ok tasting beer. Great lacing.
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of tropical fruit, taste is very fruity followed by lots of hop bitterness, smooth and crisp finish. I like a lot!
adamjski14 (6) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA, nothing too special. Goes down smooth and tastes good. Not a big bite at all.
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is a lighter yellow. The aroma is very mild hops, some sweet light fruit. The taste is mild overall for an ipa, but in a good way. The hops are perfectly placed in the taste. A goos smooth drinking ipa.
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mulligan1979 (3) - - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very distinct hop flavor. Piney and citrus tones. Great aroma and pallet. Great balance.
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly hazy orange, translucent pour. Aroma is light, hoppy, piney. Mouthfeel is sweet, silky, smooth. Citrus, orange, some lemon, wheat. A dry and bitter finish.
joejames (457) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to English pint glass. Pour slightly hazy golden orange, two finger off white head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma of apricot, kiwi and spruce. Taste is perfectly balanced. Lightly sweet, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, carbonation is soft, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of herb, pine, apricot, grapefruit and pineapple. This is nice, well rounded IPA.
ggilkay (2) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is wonderful and powerful with a strong hop scent that will even leave the bottle cap smelling good. The beer retains a nice head when poured into a pint glass. The hop character is wonderful and is unsurprisingly the stable of this IPA. A medium body and a lingering bitter, hoppy taste leaves a pleasant finish to this beer.
I can’t lie. This is my favorite beer and has been for a while now. Whenever I get a gift from someone it is more often than not this beer. Wonderful on tap, but just as good poured into a pint glass from a bottle or can. Summit really hit the mark with this one.