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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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157 Ratings

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014)
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5/5  rDev +33%

RichH55, Jun 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

billyboboluski, Mar 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

aswaller, Apr 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%
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!

MNipa, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

StrictlyBricks, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

djschnabel, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

MCImes, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Twotonsandwich, Jun 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

mackthknife, Feb 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

TeamSeinfeld, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of Beerlover
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Its really great that summit has decided to do a rye ale, I hope it's as good as the rest of their beers...
pours deep copperish red color with a 1 inch off white head, the smell has strong spicy notes of rye and some mild hops and maltiness but then also has a sort of off putting aroma that I cant place (like earthy smokey...?), odd I hope that doesn't come out in the flavor. ooooh this is great! the rye is definitely in the fore front of this one, very much balanced out with the hops and malt. has a good mouth feel, medium carbonation and pleasant but somewhat strong after taste. good job summit, I wished they released beers like this more often, too bad its only seasonal and not new to the line up. best summit beer released since saga!

Beerlover, Jan 30, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +14.9%

ANiklaus, Aug 24, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
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.

MattyG85, Feb 05, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

TheSSG, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Dave2234, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Hop-Droppen-Roll, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

KarlHungus, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

mikerieder, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

NickSMpls, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

kevinbest19, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

karlt, Feb 07, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into snifter. Thank you Mathew! Best by 6/19/14.

A: Pours a ruby amber color with a finger of soft, light tan head that faded into a fuzzy film.
S: Grapefruit and citrus hops, with hints of floral hops and spicy and bready rye notes.
T: Rye bread and spice mixes well with hoppy notes of grapefruit, doughy yeast, and flowers. The finish has a bitter touch alongside the rye spice, and the aftertaste is lightly sweet and fruity.
M: Clean light mouthfeel, medium-light body, soft carbonation, slick.
O: A very flavorful and delicious rye beer. Tastes like a rye pale ale or ipa. Very clean and delicious, but not overbearing. Could easily drink a bunch of these in a night. Thanks again Matthew!

scottfrie, May 30, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

BeerFMAndy, Feb 06, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ryancl, Jul 08, 2014
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Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.