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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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32229) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild pine and slight grapefruity dry hoppy. Dry pine, grapefruity and bitter. Smooth fruity and light wooden finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
bottle at papso tasting. clear yellow, small smooth offwhite head. nice strong hoppy aroma, quite flowery, crisp. flavor is hoppy, malty, faint herbal note, quite bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, lemons, spices, fresh cut hay, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, straw, lemons, spices, pine needles, and alfa acids on a malty background, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden beer with a decent white head. Aroma is floral and sweet-fruity with notes of passionfruit, kiwi and citrus. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and bitter with strong fruity notes. Bitter finish, oily texture, medium body. A thirst-quencher.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours deep golden with a slight haze and a lacing off-white head. Lovely citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet and fruity with a massive hop astringency, really a tastebud killer. Massive bitterness in the finish. 140212

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
12oz bottle-trade with dmac-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is lemon zest, some light malt. Taste is lemon zest/resin hops, 2nd light malt-bready.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vikingguy (839) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Hazy gold with foamy white head. Big fresh citrus aroma...tangerine. Grapefruit, orange & floral hops dominate but well balanced with caramel malt. Fairly sweet malt flavor but finishes with a dry hop bite. One of the better IPA’s I’ve had and much better than their standard IPA. This IPA exudes freshness. Excellent!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1147) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $1.79 Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kennybellew (11) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2012
You can’t go wrong with summit brewery. That make Minnesota proud. This is like their extra pale ale but a little more hoppy. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Kennyshomebrewing.blogspot.com

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
loafgoat (53) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours hazy amber with very small white head. Nice citrus aroma. Flavor predominantly bitter, but finishes slightly malty.


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