badgerben (4776) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with a medium head. Monster tangerine and citrus aroma, with plenty of pine and dank following up. An unexpectedly herbal-hop flavor up front, and very bitter. The hops move into spicy mode and only at the end switch back to citrus dominated. Slight grainy/toasty character, but not much compared to the hop. Personally I would have gone for a more citrus character (maybe it was over hopped? blasphemy!), but this was really, really good.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Billowing white head, lasting with great lacing, on top of a clear golden copper pour. Aroma is bready caramel, sweetish, with huge grapefruit, pineapple, citrusy hop profile. Light pine resin backing. Light vanilla notes. Taste is big citrus hops up front, moving to light bready malts, and pine resin bitterness, with some great pine bitterness that lingers. Also some nice smooth vanilla notes, which blend nicely with the caramel malt notes. Slightly sweet finish, but slightly thin at the same time. Not a bad beer, one I will likely get again, but nothing crazy
jmohno (1458) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 The hoppy aroma faded immedeiatly but it was great while it lasted a few seconds.Spice herbal remains Maybe my wide mouthed samual smilth tulip pint glass didnt do aroma justice.Am noting some pine wafting before taking a drink,heavily hopped beer grassy piney resinoy good hop flavor sharp bitterness with sweetness along for the ride ending with more sharp bitterness with a fading sweetness struggeling to survive the heavy bitterness,lingering bitterness with a bit of malt taste.Very good example of an IPA.Ive liked all of the specialty beers they offer so far ,unchained series...
I really like the mouthfeel and over hop/robust grapefruit toasty taste and overall flavor of this beer.
Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors, in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear light golden amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that has some excellent retention and thick lacing. Aroma of multi-hop character that is both floral and citrus. Taste is medium to full bodied, plenty of hop bitterness with citrus, grassy hops, grapefruit and a hint of brown sugar. Finish is semi-dry and mildly bitter that lingers after the finish.
mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big aroma of citrus, pine, and peppery alcohol. Grapefruit, toasted biscuits, and sweet toffee. Hoppy bitterness lingers in a long spiced finish. A supercharged IPA and a bigger offering from Summit.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lightly bitter aroma with a bit of soapiness. Crisp orange body with white head. The body is typical of my favorite ipa’s but superbly done. Very bitter with the right amount of malt and a dry finish.
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wildfan (8) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great amped up Summit EPA. Lots of hops, bitterness, and a very fresh/refreshing taste. Cheers on 25 years Summit!!
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a clear, amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is citrus, hoppy, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet and bitter, with a nice hoppy flavor and a clean, bitter finish. Tasty.
wlajwl (5429) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry pine and grapefruit in the while the flavor is similar to the aroma. Decent IPA, not great.
zeke626 (459) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a clear, golden body with orange hue and a fine, white foam head. Aroma of pale malts, floral and grapefruit hops, orange citrus, and kiwi. Flavor is more on the bitter hop side, aspirin-like and a bit astringent with hints of grapefruit. Lightly carbonated. Long bitter, dry finish.