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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had a Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (BA 100) last week and this beer is in that same class. Hoppy, refreshing and overall very satisfying. I had a pint with dinner and stopped at the beer store to pick up a 6-pack on the way home and they did not have it so I picked up a Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye - it was good but not as good as the Summit Frost Line. The previous Unchained Rye had over the top rye flavor and it was almost undrinkable. This version is AWESOME! Great work Summit!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Phocéen said it better than I ever could. My rating will be as close to his as it could be, and I can only copy and repeat his review :
《 Pours a dark amber-brown with a couple fingers of foamy off-white head. Decent retention and good lacing.
Aroma is a good balance of malt and hops. Chocolate malts are pretty evident with a big, roasty flavor. Actually, this is a fairly complicated malt bill; aside from the chocolate and spicy rye, there's a decent caramel kick as well. Malts dominate, but barely; a distinctive Citra citrus hoppiness along with some pine resin also comes through. There's something else in there giving big, earthy, tobacco and grassy flavors that seems quite bizarre, but very appealing.
Flavor mostly follows the nose, but a lot cleaner and crisper than expected. Spicy (hoppy and rye) and floral with a decent amount of Citra hoppiness. Dark malts are neither astringent nor chalky, but nonetheless give a decent roasty flavor. Very clean and well-balanced finish...
Crisp, refreshing, yet substantial.
(...) Well-balanced and also in-between-styles; delicious and frighteningly drinkable. 》

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4.36/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall Summit pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and nicely spicy malt forward aroma with big hints of rye spice, caramel, and slight citrus. Pale and toasted malt with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, chocolate, and cracker. Huge scent of rye spice throughout. Mild hop presence with some earthy and floral hints and some light hints of citrus orange and lemon zest. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a spicy, toasty, and lightly fruity malt driven taste with lots of rye spicing and caramel. Pale and toasted malts with some good notes of biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and crackers. Big taste of the rye spicing dominates. Hops in the background with some floral and earthy notes. Citrus fruit notes of orange and some lemon zest. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Nicely spicy and creamy with a smooth drying finish.

Overall: A really good new Rye beer from Summit. Really nice rye spice presence with some good subtle notes of fruit and chocolate.

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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dense, off-white head with great persistence. A HUGELY aromatic mix of floral hops and rye. Crystal clear burnt umber color. A deep, rich rye malt with bright, grapefruit hop bitterness cutting right through it - quite the start. Peaks into a grapefruit, yet floral hoppiness as the rye malt builds and comes back. The finish is lingering hop bitterness and spicy rye.

Jesus, this is awesome. It is PERFECTLY hoppy (a great balance of hop aroma, flavor, and balanced bitterness), and JUST aggressive enough with the rye to cut through the hops. Masterfully balanced; not too hoppy, not too malty. I highly recommend this.

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4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated enjoy by 5/18/15, consumed 2/6/15. Pours a dark amber-brown with a couple fingers of foamy off-white head. Decent retention and good lacing.

Aroma is a good balance of malt and hops. Chocolate malts are pretty evident with a big, roasty flavor. Actually, this is a fairly complicated malt bill; aside from the chocolate and spicy rye, there's a decent caramel kick as well. Malts dominate, but barely; a distinctive Citra citrus hoppiness along with some pine resin also comes through. There's something else in there giving big, earthy, tobacco and grassy flavors that seems quite bizarre, but very appealing.

Flavor mostly follows the nose, but a lot cleaner and crisper than expected. Spicy (hoppy and rye) and floral with a decent amount of Citra hoppiness. Dark malts are neither astringent nor chalky, but nonetheless give a decent roasty flavor. Very clean and well-balanced finish.

Medium body and moderately carbonated. Crisp, refreshing, yet substantial.

I can't believe I didn't try this when it came out last winter (or spring, or "in-between-seasons" as Summit calls it). Very well-balanced and also in-between-styles, but delicious and frighteningly drinkable. Worth a shot.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours brilliant brown with a spicy nose with a touch of roast. The palate is creamy with light roast, a hint of chocolate and spicy rye flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Tasty and drinkable.

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4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint.
5.8% ABV, 55 IBUs, 13.5° P, Serve 44-48°F
"Food Pairings: Pairs nicely with jerk chicken and pork, south Indian curry, pepper jack cheese and Irish Salmon."

A - Plenty of carbonation can be seen streaming through the clear, robust copper-colored beer feeding it's firm ivory head. Lace runs down the glass like curtains further adding to the beauty of this beer!

S - Frost Line is not the least bit shy with how much rye malt it contains as it's spicy character is powerfully expressed; grainy with little earthy hop presence pushing past the bready malt base to the nostrils but, that's ok. This beer is plenty inviting as is.

T - A dash of chocolate malt adds dusty cocoa notes to the bready base of Frost Line Rye but, as the nose suggests, it's the rye malt that remains front and center with it's sharp spicy flavor. Earthy hops come forward in flavor, complimenting the rye nicely and leveling out the beer for a round flavor profile.

M - Initially a touch thin, Frost Line Rye maintains smoothness on the tongue, filling out on the swallow but the combination of rye and hops take the beer for a turn. Spice and bitterness are cast out like salt to thin the malty base.

O - RyePA is a common beer name going around but Frost Line Rye is neither play on words nor a hoppy style. This is a down-n-dirty rye beer, smooth in body but harsh in aroma and flavor with relentless rye character that brings spice throughout and doesn't hold back. A nicely balanced beer though, it drinks wonderfully for the few cold months we have left ahead of us.

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Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.