Summit Unchained 12 100% Organic Ale

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. Its Minnesotas first USDA-certified 100% organic beer. Its 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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (22477) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft courtesy of Seeing Eye Brad, thank you sir! Aroma of pine! grass, tropical fruit. Taste is smooth and balanced pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12477) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Mimosa. Pours clear amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy rye, toasted malt, peach fruity esters and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, earthy, medium hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
On tap at Capones. Poured a golden color with a smaller sized head. Floral, pine and citrus. Thinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Darker IPA pour, floral citrus hosp in the nose, slight caramel. Flavor is tangy, citrus rind dominates hop character. There is some bready malts but no too much sweetness. Very bitter lower abv ipa. bonus points for being 100% organic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottles from multiple sources. Pours pretty rurbid orange with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is intense hops, caramel malt, black peppery notes, spicy florals. Tastes caramel malty, grainy, with a big hop flavor, but not as much as the aroma would indicate. Finishes smooth, somewhat bland, with still solid hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9935) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap at Winterfest 2013. Clear golden pour. Citrus and floral aroma and taste. Quite good!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, Caleb out with the hookup as usual! Dark reddish orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of dull metallic notes, caramel malts, slight hints of red fruits, but pretty dull crystal malt and some slight grass. Taste is a mix of dull red fruits, slight earth, grain, hints of spice, slight grass, finishing fairly dry, slightly bitter, more metallic notes. This did not work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8665) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A nice fruity and caramel nose. The flavor is sweet malts, bitter hops, rye, caramel. More of a nice hoppy amber ale.Very good. Finishes with fruity hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8531) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft. Pours amber red with a beige head. Lightly flowery and citric hops, with some lower pale and sweet malty notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5940) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Were they going for an English style ipa? This lacks the hop character of an American example. I dont give a hoot about using organic ingredients, and as Caleb mentioned, what about the yeast? but in any event, this is a solid, malty session beer. Copper color with an off white head. Rich grain and malt flavor, and on the dry side. Some grass character. Solid session beer, but also very boring. I wish they would do something else that compares to the pumpkin porter from a few years ago.

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