badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy copper color with a large head. Light vegetal hop aroma. Moderate grain flavor. Fairly vegetal and earthy hop character. Medium bitterness. Some light dry honey towards the end of the glass.
Ericular (613) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a pale amber with suspended sediment, quickly fading head and good lacing. Aroma is lemon, citrus, floral. Flavor is a little citrus up front, then into a chewy malt with a deeply grassy, bitter rind in the middle - tart with a dirty, grainy finish. The dominating flavor is like an uncoated aspirin pill, only partially salvaged by the malts.
commonmac (329) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured in a pint glass on Sweeney’s patio in St. Paul. Aroma and appearance of a normal IPA. Looking for something more but feels like Summit rested on its laurels. Starts OK and ends worse than OK. Less pine than most but not bringing much to the table. I will say it’s pretty easy to drink. Maybe we didn’t need another IPA?
jmohno (1075) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 Paleish yellow,clear with some slight yeast debrie.Heady at first quickly receding to a ring with slight lace.
Lemony floral citrus aroma.Grassy,tart.Fairly pungent.Slight bready.
Lemony floral citrus taste and pungent,strong tart citrusy finish.Very pithy lemon rind bitter. Dry and crisp,very slightly buttery or light caramel. Pretty dry and clean malt base.More of a west coast style ipa in the sense that its hop bitter dry unbalanced,not neccessarly the tart thing. More lemony citrus tart than I like my ipas.
bookman10 (641) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. This pours a very pale yellow with minimal head. Floral/hop aroma, with some bready notes. Flavor is very crisp, with pepper, citrus, and pine-hop bitterness. Bitter finish.
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours pale golden yellow with pretty much no head. The nose is soft, grainy, straw, floral and dough. The taste is lemony, grapefruit, pepper, decent bitterness, floral, straw, with a dry, citric finish. Not much going on.... A bit bland really...
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From cask. Pours hazy yellow with a fully gone head. Aroma is citrusy and light peachy. Bitter, grassy and herbal. Grainy. Bitter and dry. Grainy finish.
bluemooner (609) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden with a medium off-white head and some lacing. Aroma is light, grassy hops and malt. Flavor is a bit a malt, caramel, pine, and grassy hops with a bite that’s a bit on the lighter side for IPAs. Light to medium body with medium carbonation and good balance. Pretty good brew.
mnmike (1032) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Nook in St Paul. Underwhelmed by this English style IPA. It does what it’s supposed to. Moderate head. Darker golden color. Low aromas, and bitter taste.
WisconsinBeer (705) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, Barrio St Paul release day. Deep orange, lively carbonation. Lingering foamy head. So Summit has too many IPA’s, but I like this one. It’s light bodied but has a nice chewy malt profile with some juicy fruit hops in the background. Easy drinking, lucky 13 is a winner.