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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Frost Line RyeSummit Frost Line Rye

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very good

182 Ratings

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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 41
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours out a clear bronze shade with some nice white suds. Right out of the bottle, it’s pretty hoppy – floral and herbal, but with a minute or so in the glass becomes very malty. The rye is obvious and it also smells chocolately. Enjoying this.

As I a take a sip, the first thing that stands out is the mouthfeel – good body, somewhat chewy with tranquil carbonation.
Flavor took a little longer to get a handle on. Herbal oregano-like hop bitterness, earthy rye, somewhat roasted. A bit of chocolate/nutty flavor. Lots of lingering bitterness on the finish. On the dry side.

Nice for something different - like it, but don’t love it. But no one should be complaining about not being able to taste the rye in this beer. I see one more 6pack in my future.

Photo of TubbyDullard
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of PickwickHopz
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Snow81
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of richaa01
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MNBeer1017
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of zeledonia
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Deep brassy hue, clear with a good sudsy lacing. Full on rye jacket is toasty and spicy throughout. Just enough hop bitterness with some floral and soft citrusy flavor. One of the better Rye Beers I've had in a while.

Photo of starshockey9
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of elec
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of MNipa
4.75/5  rDev +26%
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!

Photo of capuchinpilates
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of billyboboluski
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Jordy777
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Mplsbrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Joey1566
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of TonyTalon
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent copper a billowy 3 finger cream colored head. Good lacing & head retention

S: Some pepper & graininess

T: Nice rye pepperiness up front, along with a little of caramel& dryness. Slight astringent notes as this warms, grain husks, white pepper, a whisper of pine & orange peel & dryness, plus grassy notes. Finishes dry, crisp with nice rye snap.

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, pretty nice balance

Pretty easy to drink, nothing mind-blowing here. Hell I'd probably prefer this in the warmer months. Makes me think "poor-man's" red's rye substitute

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BSuter
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.