MadShaolin (100) - - MAY 7, 2015
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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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. It’s 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 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2015
バランス Obfuscate (571) - Minneapolis, - MAR 2, 2015
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 (1245) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Tap at Betty Danger’s. 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. It’s 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 that’s not what this beer is meant to be. Resin aftertaste. A welcome complement to the Summit stable of hop centric offerings.
commonshawn (1256) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
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 (7355) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
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 (2722) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
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. bhensonb (15188) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2014
From the file last updated in 2010. As Summit IPA. Pours amber gold. Aroma is herb/veg. Flavor is lightly spicy and lightly malty. Atom (2442) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear orange/golden with a large off white head. Aroma of soapy hops and English malt. Simple citrus orange hop flavor light malt. Drinkable.