esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stubby’s. Cloudy golden yellow with a medium slowly dissipating creamy tan head that makes some thick ass lace. Aroma is wonderfully dank with cat pee, woodsy notes, pine, resin and middle-of-the-road malt. Taste is west coasty and semi-dank with woodsy hops, tropical fruits and moderate to high bitterness. Solid.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-tan. Frothy off-white head. Nice citrus forward hop aroma. Toasty and clean, this is almost more of a great APA than an IPA. Either way, really well done, well above par for Summit. Classic taste profile, not over the top, but well hopped and quite enjoyable.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Misty, maple gold brew, carpeting white head. Squat, west coast 12 oz bottle - I like the embossed logo, good cap. Hoppy nose with an indistinct fruitiness - although after reading the commercial description, I did get the apricot - and a little clean sweat. If you hold your breath and sip, you get a very fruity sweetness. Sturdy bitterness on the back and sides of the tongue. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, grapefruit pith finish. Very nice. ABC, Betton.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured a clear medium orange color. The head was thick and off white with good retention and lacing. Smelled of orange, grapefruit, and subdued graham cracker. Light to medium bodied and dry with moderate bitterness. Sweaty hop, grapefruit, citrus, and pale malt flavors.
hotstuff (3567) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ 800 Degrees Three Fires-Fort Wayne, IN. This beer poured a small white head that mostly diminished, very little carbonation, spotty amounts of lacing, and a transparent body with a yellow-gold hue. The Aroma is malty and citrus, tropical hops. The Taste is bitter, citrus, pine hops and malty. The Palate is smooth and this is a medium bodied IPA. All-in-all, this beer is very quaffable, the hops are upfront in the Aroma and the Taste as they should be for this beer style, and this beer is worth trying and a beer I recommend if one enjoys drinking hoppy beers.
Nuffield (3541) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was the best of five beers I drank with my neighbor by our backyard fire, and the scores appear to confirm that. Nice label. Here’s another beer that has gone the way of using the New Zealand hops, and I’m loving this trend. It makes for a much more subtle and interesting beer than the Cascade. Really big fruity nose in particular, laced with passionfruit and pine. I can see the kiwi, too. Well rounded and balanced. Very enjoyable in the IPA world. Bottle.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Berkley. Poured a good looking burnt orange body with an average sized creamy bright white head. Aroma is rather malty with notes of old citrus fruits and orange marmalade topped toast. Average body with a slight touch of bitterness on the end with lighter to average carbonation. Flavor is the same as the aroma with more of older citrus fruits coming through with toast and grains. Perhaps this bottle was old because I’m not seeing this as 3.6 or higher beer which it’s average is.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at World of Beer Naperville. Pours an attractive orangey gold with a fluffy offwhite head. The nose is catpee, deep passionfruit and guava, peaches and spice. Clean yeast overall. On tasting, medium-high bitterness and dry. Not much in the way of sweetness, which is nice. Catty and refreshing, lots of juicy hops that don’t become cloying. Pretty damn fine IPA overall though perhaps a bit busy in terms of hopping.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks again to Terminus for bringing this IPA my way. Pours crystal clear copper with a soapy off-white head. The aroma has green onions, dankness and tropical hops. The malt has lots of clean caramel balancing the hops nicely and it has a nice clean sweetness. It has a medium smooth velvety body at first, then some semi-soft carbonation roughens it up a bit. The flavor starts with toasted malt that’s dry and earthy along with hops that are earthy, piny and somewhat wintergreen-like. The finish has papery dryness (in a good way, not old beer), earthy hops, pine cones and tree bark. Really nice and pleasant surprise from Summit.
ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/19/12
Aroma: The nose is full of tropical fruity hops, with some pine tree, a little spice, and some sap
Appearance: It pours a hazy orange color with a small white head and some spotty lace-work
Flavor: It is a little sweet, with a good amount of citra hop bitterness, and more spice then the nose
Palate: It has a medium body, average carbonation, a pretty good mouthfeel, and a dry, clean finish
This was a pretty darn good one. It’s basically a well-made, well-hopped IPA with a little bit of a spice twist to it. This is a quality entry into the world of IPAs. I’d drink it again for sure.