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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale - Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
This autumn ale is a showcase of the mighty Summit hop. Our friend Jason grows amazing Summits that combine pine, spice and captivating citrus aromas. A good dose of toasted malts provides warm, rich flavors to contrast the hops on the front palate. Cold fermentation gives a surprisingly crisp finish. We hope you enjoy this unique fall brew.

64 IBU

(Beer added by: obireidkenobi on 09-10-2010)
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

OriolesFan1008, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

mc4z, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Mongrel
2.79/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a true amber color with a finger of white head that sees some nice retention. .Also some good sticky lace retention. Good carbonation too.

The smell is the best thing about this beer. It brings a good whiff of fresh hops and smells much hoppier than most fall harvest type beers.

Tastes mostly like tobacco and dead leaves. Seriously, the tobacco lingers and is kind of off-putting. Later, as the beer settles, there's a mildly sweet caramel malt presence, all veiled in very thin, herbal, fresh hop profile. Still hoppier than most fall beers, but not nearly as much as the nose would lead you to believe. The whole beer just seems watered down.

Mongrel, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of GFD400
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

GFD400, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of csmartin6
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

csmartin6, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of HattedClassic
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of plaid75
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light caramel and slight grassy hop.

The taste consisted of light toasted malts and a grassy hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a serviceable amber.

plaid75, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of mlefebvre7
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mlefebvre7, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DrewBest, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of davet100
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

davet100, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of pisano
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

pisano, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of EatonHops
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

EatonHops, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer poured a dark copper color the color of deep wood. Had a light off white head of thick foam that fell slowly. Clear and had streaming effervescence.

Nose was very much like an IPA. Had some pine, grapefruit way in back and a succulent hop cone scent. Bread and a sweet malt. The taste was dark toasted malt with dark caramel. it had a pungent leafy vegetal quality that I really did not like. It was bitter but not extremely bitter. It had an oniony quality that took over the beer. Malt took on smoky meat like quality and was overly toasted and dark tasting. It then developed the taste of sour or rancid walnuts. It left a terrible sour aftertaste. Bitter, onion and a bunch of flavors that just didn't go well together. Dark caramel doesn't go with onion.

This was a beer that could not make up it's mind. To go towards the dark qualities or the light . It had potential but each characteristic failed in some way. The mouthfeel was strangely oily and slick. It had a metallic taste underneath all that that was just noticeable. it was not a harvest or fall beer, it was not and IPA it was not a dark beer. It was some kind of conglomeration of elements from each of these and failed to be any one of them.

utopiajane, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Wutface
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A. Ligh copper color with a decent ivory head and appealing lacing.

S. A slighty fruity malt, with a hint of citrus. Enticing.

T. Disappointing, slight of metallic. A hint of cat piss.

M. Light, dances on the tongue.

O. I was told and expected a solid amber. Everything up to the point of tasting lead me to believe it would be a good, if not wonderful beer. It looked right (a bit light) it smelled great. The mouthfeel was wonderful until I was suddenly put aback by the godawful taste. It was if it had been poured on pennies and barbed wire and left to sit.

It was stored properly at the site I purchased it, so if it had been improperly stored, it was the distributor. (I work at the location where I bought it.)

I will most definitely try it again, as it's kind of like an almost "off" brie I once bought. Everything lead me to believe it was a good wheel, except this slight hint of cat piss. I ate about half of it before deciding it wasn't for me and returned it. (A shame this was my first review on BA, as I use it as a reference as the bros are nearly always spot on.)

Wutface, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of BostonHops
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BostonHops, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of rderedin
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

rderedin, Sep 07, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

ygtbsm94, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

greenboat, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

RedneckBeerz, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of SPRichard
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SPRichard, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of rusty3335
4/5  rDev +11.4%

rusty3335, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Peg2009
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Peg2009, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Straight amber, light bubbles on the frame, with an initial head that is maybe 1/4" white right off the body.

Smell: light hops coming strong at first bit dissipates little quickly. Floral scent is there before taking a sip.

Taste: little bitter and and has a piney feel to it that will make IPA lovers appreciate a good brew. To call this an amber is just a compliment, it is very close if not already an IPA.

Mouth: medium to heavy carbonation, floral after taste just resets your palates after the first sip.

Overall: for what it's advertised it can be so much more. But still a very good brew and will buy again if I see. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Nov 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Rekrule, Nov 17, 2012
Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.