jonas (5593) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden, clear, white head.
Light aroma, but big American hop flavor, nice tropical notes.
Mellow mouthfeel, chewy.
Citric finish .
Braudog (5578) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the International Tap House. Textbook American APA. Right down the middle visuals, golden and shiny, big poofy head. This is citrus all the way. Nice light and drinkable offering, but fully flavored. Love it. (#5232, 8/29/2013)
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of resin notes as well as some biscuit malt and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor is very similar. I get some dry, resin notes and a hint of biscuit malt. The beer is very "sticky" and there is a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice IPA.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
To me, despite the ABV, this drank more like an APA. It looked okay, pale amber/yellow bodied with a modest foamy head with plenty of lacing. The aroma was all hops, citrusy with lemon and lemon zest. The flavor was more of the same and had the light addition of tropical fruit and pale malt. It finished dry and solidly bitter, this being the only bit that made it seem like an IPA.
PorterPounder (5346) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Betton) - 12 oz bottle. Slightly sparkling medium golden pour, slightly thinnish with sticky white head that leaves bubbly lacing. Aroma has some light spruce notes, a bit of mango-like fruitiness. Flavor is refreshing with some light bittersweet citrus notes, some spearmint accents, and a touch of green tea. Mouthfeel is more thin than thick. Better than expected.
b3shine (5156) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.; thanks DrSilverworm). Best by 01/26/14. Looks good; a mostly transparent orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; hoppy with a big pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid IPA.
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear golden amber colored IPA with a decent sized, rocky off-white head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of pine, apricots, a hint of tangerine, golden grain malt, and a hint of tropical fruits. Taste is medium bodied, lot of citrusy and pine flavors, tangerines, some lime zest, grapefruit and multi-golden grain malt. Finish is mildy bitter that slowly disappears but does not linger like most other IPAs. Lots of hop profile flavors without the lingering bitterness is the best way to describe this outstanding hoppy ale.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A deep bronze amber colored brew with a thin off white head. Grapefruit and almonds in the nose. There was also some hint of wood. The taste was large grapefruit with lots of dry wood. There was also some slightly sweet almonds. A little hint of burnt bread crust in the finish. This is a solid IPA.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grass, fruit, honeydew, and hints of tangerine and kiwi. Poured amber/gold in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grass, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, grass, malt finish is lightly dry.
kramer (4860) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that left a little lacing. The nose is bright and fruity with some tropical and citrus hop notes. The malt on the nose is pretty light, just some bready and dry crockery malt. The flavor is super fruity from the hops, lots of tropical fruit notes. There’s still a pretty noticeable bitterness to this though, which is a little unique to these tropical fruit-heavy beers. Light fairly dry malt base that lets the hops do their thing. Light to medium bodied with a slight clinginess, moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty good IPA, among the better Summit beers I’ve had.