nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy orange-tan. Medium bodied. Slightly grainy, but with a solid enough hop bill to overcome. Soapy, orange, piny hops. Not really a great IPA, but a hell of an APA. Earthy, mild caramel tones. Somewhere between Unchained and regular Summit in terms or quality. Nice and sessionable, and a reasonable amount of grapefruit hop action. Toasty, clean golden malt. Solid beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear combination of gold, brass, and copper with a small stark white head. Aroma and flavor show grapefruit, Ponderosa, and Douglas Fir. Lots of pine but not overwhelming. Medium mouthfeel.
smith4498 (3087) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with dmac. Pours burnt orange color with off white head. Aromas of grapefruit rind and some caramel malts. Bitter grapefruit rind flavor with a touch of sweet maltiness. Medium body with average carbonaton. Thanks Dave.
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Dmac. Pours out an attractive copper color with a thin off white head. Aroma is of light pine and citrus hops, maybe light sweeter tropical fruit and a slight sweet malty note. Taste is citrus, pine, spicy hop bite, light fruit and some bready grain.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle, clear orange with thin white foam and some lace, pine sol aroma and bitter metallic flavor with not much balance, finish is off as well
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Well, too make a long story short......its a simple IIPA....earthy, some pine, a bit of malt...simple and for use of a better word..dull....not sure why it is rated so high but....ok.
WymanJ (49) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Tap. Pours a medium caramel color with a little bit of head. A grapefruity scent with hint of cloves. The grapefruit and hops come through in the taste. Glad I had a chance to try it.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big white head, excellent lacing, incredible retention, golden amber, clear... loads of citrus, big grapefruits, mild malts, nice ratio... lively medium body, finishes dry, loads of citrus, just enough malt...
tennisjoel (1182) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally a well made IPA from Summit. This one expands on the EPA, which is a good beer in its own right, and ups the hop level for a nice tasting IPA. Their standard IPA lacks the hopiness, but this one delivers. Citrus flavors intrude the senses. Quite solid! Will purchase again.
ChoppingMall (47) - Sleepy Hollow, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like all Summit beers I’ve tried, this one is "pretty good." There is some major puckering bitterness in this beer, it has a very dry finish, hints of citrus. The harsh bitterness becomes a little tiresome for me by the end of the glass. It’s one of those beers that makes me need some water. Pairs well with a rich fatty sandwich. Maybe a fatwich.