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Summit Silver Anniversary Ale

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Ah yes, 1986. The first national airing of the Oprah Winfrey show takes place in Chicago. At the same time in Minnesota, a happier event occurred as a rather dodgy bloke form North Dakota enjoyed the proud moment of seeing his beloved beer served in the taverns and pubs of sunny Saint Paul. While Oprah’s show is now thankfully only available on re-run, that dodgy bloke is still at the helm of the Summit Brewing Company, he’s now just surrounded by quite a few other individuals of rather questionable character. That beer first served back in 1986, Extra Pale Ale, has now become the original and defining beer of the brewery. Produced for 25 years, EPA is a respected multiple award winner, known throughout the Midwest for its balance and drinkability. The Summit brewing team thought it only appropriate to use the classical and elegant recipe for this beer as inspiration for our Silver Anniversary Ale. What better way to celebrate 25 years than with a new, creative take on our brewery’s flagship beer.

Using the EPA malt bill and yeast strain as a foundation, we’ll retain the balance that Summit’s beers are famous for, while providing more distinctive flavors and aromas through the use of unique modern hop varieties and assertive dry-hopping. Grapefruit, passionfruit and kiwi aromas should lead to a pronounced but crisp bitterness with minimal contributions from the yeast. A clean, complex finish, underscored by a straightforward blend of pale and crystal malts.

In Minnesota back in 1986, there were very few options for the lover of craft beer. Extra Pale Ale helped change that situation. This summer, we hope you join us in raising a glass of our Silver Anniversary Ale. A pale ale for the next 25 years, that recognizes the beer that made Summit’s first 25 possible.

Sláinte! Damian McConn Brewer

Silver Anniversary Ale: OG: 14.5° P ABV: 6.5% Color: Light Bronze IBU: 80 Malts: 2-Row Harrington, Crystal 60 Kettle Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade Dry Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade Yeast: American Ale


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a pale gold into my ccb pint glass. Wow, three finger fluffy thick head that sticks around. Beautiful lacing, more than the average ipa. Aroma of citric and pine hops with great sweet malt balance. Taste follows the nose bitter up front and balances in the back. Smooth with great carbonation. Great Ipa!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wolfenkopf (171) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2012
The aroma is hoppy with a bit of skunkiness behind it. The head is off-white and lasts a long time. The brew is a pale gold. The taste is what you would expect from an IPA, bitter with hops while maintaining a slight citrusy sweetness. It is oily on the palate with a mild aftertaste of hop bitterness. This is a pretty good IPA.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a clear yellow gold with minimal white head. Aroma malt topped with citrus notes. Very full and malty up front followed by aggressive bitterness. The bitterness lingers a bit but it finishes dry and crisp. Very refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, earth. Flavor of pine, grass, citrus, herbs, and earth with dry, bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (167) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Golden yellow. Soapy, persistent head. Low carbonation, Medium bitter. Bitter finish. $1.79/12 oz @ Total Wine & More, Boca Raton, FL

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Grain and bread notes really come through in the Summit Silver. Smooth but sort of bland, without much hoppiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abcfan (720) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Very solid brew. Pours hazey orange with fluffy head. Nice hop aroma. Very creamy in mouth. Dry finish. Am very tempted to do a side by side with Dale’s Pale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3366) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
This beer was courtesy of Strykzone. It poured a clear amber with a big off-white head and lots of attractive lacing rings. Nose is citrus and floral hops on a smooth caramel malt base. Body is medium and the mouthfeel very smooth and a touch oily. The flavor is much like the aroma and is strong and very tasty. The finish is dry and moderately bitter. This is solid and well crafted beer and very enjoyable drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13392) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Toasted, nice hoppy, fruity, sweetnsss, citrus, grapr fruits, grassy, light dryness, ok bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and grape fruits. Fruity flavour of grass and hops with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.


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