hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Copper, clear, persistent white head. Aroma of honey-sweet malt with some toast, big hop aroma bright and lemony with sweet, fruity tangerine, a little spruce. Flavor is very similar with a little caramel sweetness and fruity, citrusy hops, a little lingering bitterness.
jstraw (1946) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden-orange with big, foamy white head, silky legs / Bright nose of citrus, tropical fruit, coconut, pine, and cream / Medium to full body, subdued fruit, good biting hops, somewhat astringent, and bitter finish / Muted flavors of orange peel, cut pine, grapefruit, and soap / Very nice.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Beubie.
Pours a clear golden yellow with a small wispy white head hat recedes to a thin collar.
Aroma is heavy on citrus fruits - pineapple and grapefruit - and lemongrass. The malts are faint and of the pale variety.
Light floral notes up front with pine and herbal grasses. The citrus is there as well, leaving a bitter pithy grapefruit finish. Pale biscuity malts in the background.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and extremely drinkable. Maybe a tad watery, but that’s nitpicking.
This is a great IPA and one of the better Summit beers I’ve had. Could drink this all day.
Arayaga2 (1931) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy honey color with 3/4" of stiff white head. Aroma is sweet and tropical with a mix of citrus and other fruits. Taste is the same, and the malt is clean, allowing the hop bitterness to punch through in the end. $2/12oz
JFGrind (1926) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral and fruit aroma, golden bodied IPA with fluffy head. Aroma grows on you, however, beer has a on sided bitterness that the aftertaste of citrus and grapefruit cannot upright.
topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits, grass, some almost peppery spice. Flavor is much more malty than the aroma would suggest, bready and caramel malts, with lots of bitter pine and fruity hops. Dry finish with a lingering earthy bitterness.
AWISLguy (1890) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Otto’s in Brown Deer. Pours yellowish orange - quite clear - with a well defined white head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma has pine and faint citrus. A bit of herbal presence. All somewhat subtle. Taste is of citrus, pine and some resin. Mostly bitter but in a subtle way, again. A nice flavor set with a faint touch of sweetness. Finishes mostly bitter and with some length, especially as the glass went down. A nice easy drinker without a lot of forcefulness. Probably the tastiest Summit I’ve ever had.
Atom (1883) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle pours a bright golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma of resinous hops, lots of tropical fruits and citrus. Taste has a nice well rounded hop bitterness with sweet fruits. A little light on the flavor altogether but still really nice, clean and refreshing.
thorongil2 (1865) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) hazy gold colour with a medium tall white head; aromas of citrus, stewed fruit; dry flavour with long strong bitter finish
arkurzynski (1858) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden amber white head. Citrus zest, light floral fruit, faint pine and caramel. Moderate pine and citrus flavor with trailing bitterness. Little malt coming through. Medium crisp palate. Crazy drinkable, but could be beefed up in the aroma quite a bit and flavor to a lesser extent. Definitely above average, but could be great.