Summit Silver Anniversary Ale

 
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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ah yes, 1986. The first national airing of the Oprah Winfrey show takes place in Chicago. At the same time in Minnesota, a happier event occurred as a rather dodgy bloke form North Dakota enjoyed the proud moment of seeing his beloved beer served in the taverns and pubs of sunny Saint Paul. While Oprahs show is now thankfully only available on re-run, that dodgy bloke is still at the helm of the Summit Brewing Company, hes now just surrounded by quite a few other individuals of rather questionable character. That beer first served back in 1986, Extra Pale Ale, has now become the original and defining beer of the brewery. Produced for 25 years, EPA is a respected multiple award winner, known throughout the Midwest for its balance and drinkability. The Summit brewing team thought it only appropriate to use the classical and elegant recipe for this beer as inspiration for our Silver Anniversary Ale. What better way to celebrate 25 years than with a new, creative take on our brewerys flagship beer.

Using the EPA malt bill and yeast strain as a foundation, well retain the balance that Summits beers are famous for, while providing more distinctive flavors and aromas through the use of unique modern hop varieties and assertive dry-hopping. Grapefruit, passionfruit and kiwi aromas should lead to a pronounced but crisp bitterness with minimal contributions from the yeast. A clean, complex finish, underscored by a straightforward blend of pale and crystal malts.

In Minnesota back in 1986, there were very few options for the lover of craft beer. Extra Pale Ale helped change that situation. This summer, we hope you join us in raising a glass of our Silver Anniversary Ale. A pale ale for the next 25 years, that recognizes the beer that made Summits first 25 possible.

Slinte! Damian McConn Brewer

Silver Anniversary Ale: OG: 14.5 P ABV: 6.5% Color: Light Bronze IBU: 80 Malts: 2-Row Harrington, Crystal 60 Kettle Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade Dry Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade Yeast: American Ale

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild pine and slight grapefruity dry hoppy. Dry pine, grapefruity and bitter. Smooth fruity and light wooden finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, lemons, spices, fresh cut hay, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, straw, lemons, spices, pine needles, and alfa acids on a malty background, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (27677) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle at Paps. Clear amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and grape fruits. Fruity flavour of grass and hops with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Skyview. Pours deep golden with a slight haze and a lacing off-white head. Lovely citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet and fruity with a massive hop astringency, really a tastebud killer. Massive bitterness in the finish. 140212

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23979) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks! Deep golden color. Aroma of tall grass and licorice. Taste is bitter dry grass. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2012
Bottle at Papss - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Toasted, nice hoppy, fruity, sweetnsss, citrus, grapr fruits, grassy, light dryness, ok bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (14106) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2011
12oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Medium off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/earthy, some bread. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some earthy, bread, orange. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13056) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Bottle shared by CaptainCougar. Pours clear orange with an average, frothy white head, medium retention with spotty lacing. Aroma is biscuit and straw malt with grassy, pine, and citrus hops and light fruity esters. Flavor is moderate bitterness with citrus and pine hop flavors, light supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, earth. Flavor of pine, grass, citrus, herbs, and earth with dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 8, 2011
12 oz bottle, 25th anniversary beer. It pours a nice color for an IPA, a middle of the road orangeish gold. The head is foamy and slightly off-white and produces some nice lacing. The smell isnt bad. It has some citrus and that herbal hop scent that you get form sniffing fresh cones, and for that I give it a plus. The flavor is decent. It is a much, much better version of their extra pale ale. The hop flavors bring more balance to the malt. IT has a nice bitterness, but it is still a balanced brew.


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