heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Reddish copper hue when held ot light. The khaki head is long lasting and relatively dense. A dusty smelling brew with some notes of old books and apple core. A little bit leathery in the nose. This taste like old leather and salty caramel. A bit of robust hopping is there, but certainly not overdone, just hints of citrus in the back end of each drink. There is some note of pear and celery in the finish. The body is softly carbonated and that adds to the smoothness. This is actually quite nice and interesting. It is like a petite amber, and made to be a crowd pleaser. Smooth and relatively light, but enough going on to keep you interested, a great balance that is rarely done correctly. Summit has a winner with this one.
wxman (1426) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a bright medium amber with hints of garnet. Pretty decent off white head up front that diminishes but continues to coat the surface and ring the glass. Aroma is spicy hoppiness. Taste is characteristic grapefruit and pine along with sweet caramel maltiness. This is very good, and they can call it what they want, but this is an IPA.
ryanfolty (1842) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 8, 2012 bottle at haskell’s tasting. Orangish brown pour with nice amount of head. Malty and caramel with a little bit of spice in aroma and taste. Solid brew that I would drink again.
Steasy66 (882) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium brown with small white head. Medium malty beer with a bit of rye or.some.other strong grain character. Decent beer.
nuplastikk (4394) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really cool offering from Summit. 12oz bottle. Copper-ruby orange with a big frothy head. Sort of like a really dry, hoppy version of Anchor Steam. Quite excellent, fresh, vibrant fruity esters, but all well balanced and restrained too. The hops are one dimensional, but very present and fascinating from a historical perspective. Somewhere between medium and full bodied, with a birchy, woody faintness. I sort of love this beer for what is and represents...but it is a solid beer all around.
mnmike (1031) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I’m really a fan of the Summit Unchained series each year. This is a new style that feels very retro and nostalgic to me. Overall a recommend. $9.49/ 6 pack.
Finhead (1181) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A clear, deep amber pour with an off-white head. The aroma is malty with notes of caramel and bread, along with some lighter hop spice. It has a medium body with slick texture and average carbonation. The taste is bitter and extremely dry from start to finish.
badgerben (4399) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color with a large head. Aroma of grain, rye and dank hops. Corn, rye and grain-laden flavor. A bit smokiness that’s more of an abundance of earthy vegetal flavor than bonfire smoke. Light spice. Moderate bitterness.
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is fruit and malts. Flavor is malts with strong bitter hops.
DocLock (7857) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Squat bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy ruby/coppery colored with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, heavy resiny hops, fruit. Tastes of caramel malt, somewhat dry, with resiny hops, some fruit, and an earthy mild nutty finish.