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False Summit - Elevation Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

35 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Elevation Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Many a hiker has been disheartened by the false summits on Mt. Princeton, Yale, Antero and the 11 other 14,000-foot peaks that ring Chaffee County. We named this beer False Summit, as some may too be disheartened that this is not a barrel-aged version of our famous Apis IV. Yet this Bourbon barrel-aged quadrupel, like the final stretch of trail to a mountain’s peak, is often much more enjoyable and rewarding then what came before.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: chugalug06 on 05-29-2013)
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False Summit from Elevation Beer Co.
90 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.