soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve started to like hops a little more than I used to. The hops are definitely present in this brew, but not too overwhelming, and so a rich pleasant maltiness also comes through. I agree with the others who say its not quite like a typical IPA, i.e., not as dominant with the hops flavor. I happen to like it the way it is. Has a nice thick head, and a rich consistency. Very enjoyable, high quality brew.
weitz15 (493) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, crisp aroma. Yellow pale pour. Flavor is citrus with a hopped finish. Alcohol is heavy in the finish.
bookman10 (806) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as critrusy as the usual IPA. This wasnít bad, though. It was a bit more spicy, verging on saison, than I usually want from my IPAs...
MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 7, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Missing some caramel/earthy sweetness to me. Nice hop balance, but the showy malt profile of, say, a Sam smith ipa is lacking this brew
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cwestlund (3) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think the bitterness should be dialed up a notch to match the maltiness. I agree on a different reviewer on the opinion that the beer is like a one-note song. Itís a decent beer but nothing is really making it shine. It should be noted that the current IBU that Summit says this beer stands at is 61, not 70.
miyauchi38 (1031) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Obfuscate (387) - Minneapolis, - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a classic hop fresh nose you expect in a IPA. Taste is slight sweet citrus, thicker malt base than most in the style, some bitterness on the back. Maybe the non IPA fan would like this, those that are big IPA drinkers will be underwhelmed. Easy drinking enough though nothing poor.
commonmac (819) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Betty Dangerís. Pint glass. Typical Summit appearance which starts a trend toward a typical Summit beer. Hops on the nose. Golden color with some effervescence. Lacing is trying but not strong. Bitterness prevails throughout consumption. Itís like a one note song. The note is pretty good just not much else going on. Almost wish there was a citrus or typical element but I realize thatís not what this beer is meant to be. Resin aftertaste. A welcome complement to the Summit stable of hop centric offerings.
commonshawn (796) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at betty dangers. Pint glass with commonmac. Copper with very small flat head. Slightly sweet nose. Sweet grain hop , then mild pine bitterness. Finish is not that dry. Less bitter and dry than other Summitt beer. True to a brit ipa I suppose.
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at esbls. Clear honey golden with just a little foam. Bitter fruit with some herbal notes. A bit of spice. I do get some English influences here. Malts are really soft. Ok.
Block (1916) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A littler drier than their other hoppy beers I have had. Sweet backbone with some malts at the finish. A little spice, not too much.