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Summit Unchained 12 100% Organic Ale



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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Presenting Batch 12 in the Summit Unchained Series – 100% Organic Ale. It’s Minnesota’s first USDA-certified 100% organic beer. It’s also the first Unchained batch from new brewer Gabe Smoley. Gabe went all out to make this session IPA as enjoyable as it is sustainable. He even developed his own organic yeast strain (talk about a beer geek). 100% Organic Ale offers up pronounced rose, potpourri and floral hop character with a light malt backbone – making it the perfect beer for Spring. So enjoy this limited-release beer while you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerKurve (520) - - MAY 9, 2013
Dark Hazy Orange with a foamy but small head and good lacing. Aroma is quite citrusy with a hint of caramel and hops. Flavor is orange, citrus hops, caramel, malts and yeasts. Aftertaste is a bitter citrus hop finish. Body is moderately weighted and carbonated. A lighter IPA but a good one nonetheless

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
guinnesses (11) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 8, 2013
A pleasant citrus hop aroma. Flavor has a light biscuit flavor balanced by a moderate hop bite. The aftertaste is a bit fruity and unique. What a nice, well balanced beer. A refreshing beer to enjoy on a hot day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11645) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Floral, pine and citrus. Thinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (876) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 oz sample at Waldo. Pours clear copper color. Aroma of grass, citrus. Flavor is citrus, pine, corn, floral.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA. Good on them for releasing an organic beer, but I think I prefer my beers to be a bit more flavorful, even if it isn't as humane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 27, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a large creamy white head. Aroma of citrusy, floral and piney hops with a touch of caramel malt an Cheerios. Flavor of pine, orange and floral notes. Nice rounded malt profile and hop bitterness is there but very restrained.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (2006) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 28, 2013 Wasn’t sure what style to peg this beer. Seemed like a hybrid between a Brown & Pale Ale. Copper color medium bodied, generously hopped, with a grainy malt backbone. Decent beer and organic to boot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (5534) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2013
On tap. Comes a cloudy amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and grain. Taste is caramel malt, grapefruit, rye, and spice. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2013
A nice copper colored body out of the bottle with a light khaki head. A nose of sweet cereal grains and grapefruit. There is also some light caramel. The taste is fairly bitter grapefruit and toast. There is some almond and a little bit of tobacco. A decent APA type beer. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2013
Dark copper pour. A lot hoppier than I was expecting. Aroma is mostly floral, with a little bit of citrus. The biscuity malt character is a little too pronounced in the flavor for my liking, but still tastes good. Nice beer.

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