Skyview (5282) - 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.
Strykzone (5274) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear honey gold. A decent almost white head. Fairly big hops are fruity and interesting. Hops are big and fruity. They are complex. Malts are light. Passion fruit comes through late. Nice.
kramer (5243) - 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.
EithCubes (5151) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, enjoy by is smeared but looks like 5/11/14. Nose is very hoppy, very woody; there’s typical orange peel citrus with lighter floral notes and some resin, light paper. Only very mild tropical accents. Pours orange with a soapy white head. Taste is bitter and very dry, nice scratching resin on the bottom end, touch of sweetness in the middle with oily orange before drying right back out again for the nice papery finish. Very cleansing. Medium-full body, crisp and refreshing, has a pine base with more generic wood wafting up through the middle. Good, clean fun, but was expecting a little more.
heemer77 (5148) - 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.
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber/gold with a white head. nose is tropical fruits, sweet, florals, light spice, and more hops. smooth on the palate, heavy tropical fruits, crispy hops, bitter, and a clean finish.
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.
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper and amber coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, earthy malt, a light sweetness and a bit of fruit. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavours of herbs, flowers and a touch of grass with a good malt backbone, some light caramel flavours and a smooth sweet finish. Aftertaste shows mainly hop bitterness from the herbal hops, but not overwhelming, plus matched well with malt and sweetness. Overall, a very nice IPA - better than I was expecting, and worth trying if you stumble upon it. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.79 sampled in Woodhaven, Michigan on 03-August-2013.
djd07 (4919) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with thick white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. Floral hop aroma and resin. Similar flavor to aroma with nice light bitterness. Decent.
nuplastikk (4876) - 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.