Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured crystal-clear light-medium orange with a creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet bread and caramel notes with juicy lighter-skinned fruits and orange zest around.. fresh and well-balanced. The flavor found sweet caramel and fruity meat at the core, with orange zest, black pepper, and pine bittering up the edges.. bitter with a lot of residual sugars on the finish. Medium-bodied, bitter, and a little sharp on the palate.. smooth feel across the middle.. this was well done.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow orange color with thick white lacing. Very green and hoppy nose with notes of grapefruit. Medium full palate with a lingering bitter finish. Very well made and crafted ale. Essence of an IPA.
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear orange-golden with a medium, fluffy, dirty-white head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt and sappy hops with some bite. Flavor is hop bitterness and sweet malt with hints of resin, pine, earth, citrus fruit. Medium body with medium carbonation and a bitter finish.Very good, bitter brew.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear medium orange color with a white head. Lots of citrus fruit in the aroma supported by caramel. Light to medium bodied and delicately sweet with moderate bitterness. Grapefruit, apricot, lime, and orange zest flavors with a decent caramel malt backbone.
vyvvy (5134) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden / light amber with a good sized pillowy off-white head. The aroma has light bread and fruit / piny / spicy hops. There is a bit of toasty malt and fruit there was well. Medium body with a modest amount of semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with toasty malt, earthiness, cardboard, piny and cream. The finish has a harsh hoppiness and an abrasive coating of earthiness is left in the mouth. Seems like this was not the freshest. Hopefully this is made again and I can get it fresher to try, but if it is strictly for the silver anniversary I doubt that will happen.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Pourhouse. Bright orange, slightly hazy pour under a tall off-white head. Nice even lacing. Aroma of fresh grapefruit and bracing pine resin. Flavor explodes with citrusy hops, vanilla, mild caramel and a little milk chocolate. Rich, creamy texture with lively carbonation. Snappy, dry finish. A really well-balanced crisp IPA.
ben4321 (5246) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 11/22/11
Aroma: The nose starts off fairly subtle, but shows up with some warmth: pine, resin, and citrus fruits
Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy orange color, a thin sheet of white head, and mid-heavy lacing
Flavor: The flavor is more pronounced, a light-medium sweetness balanced by a mid-heavy bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a average carbonation, a slightly sticky texture, and a semi-dry finish
I thought this was a pretty solid beer. It is on-style as an IPA. I thought that this one was both well-made and enjoyable. The nose comes out a little more as it warms, and that temperature is really where this beer is better enjoyed. I thought the flavor was pretty good, and it had a nice drink to it. Let it warm to close to room temperature, and enjoy.
Cavie (4086) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy Fratto. This beer pours a very clear light orange to a golden color. There is quite a large head response here that creates a foamy white head. The aroma is hops! I could smell the hops from the moment I cracked the cap. Very nice. Lots of piney hops and resin, wet for sure. The flavor is nice and hoppy at the beginning, with a flavor that reminds me of homebrewing during the boil. It finishes quite dry however, with a sharp bitterness from the hops. A nice IPA.
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with kristen, james and veronica. Clear yellow pour with white head ring. Awesome piney and citrus aroma. Flavor is similar, but has a harshness on the pine, and semi bitter lingering piney bite. Very good pale ale actually.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy golden orange with off white foamy head. Aroma is primarily citrus. Nice hop bite is the first thing to hit you with the taste which mellows with a slight touch of maltiness on the back end. Finishes slightly dry. An excellent brew for the money, great value here. Definitely my favorite beer from Summit.