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Summit Frost Line Rye - Summit Brewing Company

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85
very good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 16 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: vespahulb on 01-27-2014)
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jimmah120
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 Oz bottle. Date on it. Poured into summit glass.

Deep ruby-copper color, small, uneven, airy head. Smell is pine and oak, and maybe plastic. Taste is bitter and resinius, earthly sweet but spiced. Lemony hops compliment the spicy rye and char.

Very bitter, almost to its detriment.

Photo of Wiscodrinker
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep but transparent brown. Plenty of lacing.

Aroma of grainy rye. Then citrus. Pleasant but very subtle.

Tastes of earthy grains followed by citrus notes. Taste and nose are very similar.

Crisp, dry mouthfeel.

Assuming this is a spring seasonal and it is fitting.

Photo of mfl620ks
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Localdrinklax
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Duff27
3.89/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Inch tall dense off-white head, deep ruby red body. Crazy sticky lacing all over, head retention is there throughout. Really is a nice looking beer.

S- Big spicy rye notes, easily identified. Almost getting a methol whiff.

T- Packs the rye flavor in a relatively small ABV frame, something that I find pleasing. Hop profile is minimalistic to most rye beers, comparatively speaking.

M- Medium mouthfeel, medium/medium-low carbonation.

D/O- Good session-able beer here. I've always enjoyed Summit beers for what they are, good, wholesome, drinkable beers.

Photo of gatornation
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- pours a slight hazed copper/light brown color with a fresh off white head light lacing
S-rye malt baked bread light citrus and rye
T- Rye is in charge here with nutty malty roasted taste of malts some citrus hops and spices
M- creamy and roasty well carbonated and fresh on the palate
O- this is a rye beer pure and simple and well done

Photo of Whiskeydeez
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of koes0024
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of bsp77
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Pint.

Appearance: Somewhat dark amber-copper with decent off-white head.

Smell: Massive rye aroma, with light biscuit, caramel and citrus.

Taste: Bready and spicy rye right out of the gate, with some semi-sweet caramel malts to round out the backbone. Light but sharp citrus adds an extra layer that lingers at the finish, along with more spiciness. Bitterness is low.

Feel: Moderate carbonation with medium body that is just slightly on the thin side. Mostly dry finish.

Overall: Certainly not as good as the old India Rye Ale from the Unchained Series (this one isn't as IPA like), but still a solid addition to Summit's lineup and also a nice lower abv choice for the depressing late winter months.

Photo of mikerieder
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of karlt
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
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.

Photo of MattyG85
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.

Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up as part of a mixed six-pack.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a nonic pint.

Pours a lovely coppery red with a substantial amount of lasting, foamy head. Really a lovely ale.

The smell may be the highlight of this beer. Rye bread all the way with perhaps an underlying fruity note from the hops.

The taste did not quite deliver on the promise of the aroma. Still, very tasty. The rye is not as strong on my tongue as it was on the nose but it still very present and bready. There is a nice balance with the sweetness from the malt, a little bit of fruit/citrus from the hops and then a bitter little kick at the finish.

The mouthfeel is nice, although not outstanding. Perhaps a slight creaminess.

All in all, a quality brew that is VERY easy to drink. Well done.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.