Horizon Red IPA - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
3.91/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle poured into my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes taken on 04/21/14 – Cheers Allen!
A: Claret amber body with good transparency and a half finger of khaki froth resting on top. Notable hang time with this one. Lightly etched lacing produces a broken track pattern of stick that runs down the glass after every sip.
S: Pine hops and spice blend with biscuit and toffee malt to make up the majority of the nose. There is some underlying grapefruit spice with a slightly herbal twist. Fairly clean aromas overall with some good high quality ingredients.
T: Biscuity malt stands firm in the flavor with light toffee but the beer is not necessarily sweet. Touch of raisin in there as well with some really juicy hops. Has a great mix of pine sap, spices, grapefruit, orange peel, and a dash of dank green herbs. Not terribly bitter but you can sense it. The alcohol is well blended and this is just smooth overall with a real nice balance to it. A wet herbal dankness surfaces more and more as I drink. Digging this one for sure.
M: Moderate filling body lying a touch on the lighter side. Nice creamy consistency. Smooth bitterness with a sticky resinous feel. Touch of drying at the finish but overall a touch wet.
D: This is a nice Red IPA with equal parts malt to hops. Mosaics were a good choice providing some in depth hop flavors that compliment the sticky malts. Probably my favorite Summit brew thus far. Nothing here says game changer but I have found their enter line up to be about the same. Just really well crafted and with great balance.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2014 22:03:16 | More by Nugganooch
More User Reviews:
3.86/5 rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tasted this head-to-head with Abita Spring IPA ( a bright flowery buttery beer).
This one is more subtle and has a deeply satisfying flavor profile.
A:Bottle > Tulip Glass
Clear, surprisingly deep red body with one finger of foamy off white head, and medium lasting and lacing.
S - Aroma is coy, grows as it warms, pine, grass, hay, earth, orange, lemon, caramel malt.
T - Follows smell with more power. Resiny pine, then juicy citrus flavors, finishes malty.
M - Minerally. I think it's solid base water, and good, clean, long finish. Good food beer.
O - Got in WFM craft pack. this convinces me to drink more of Summit.
I love red beers, this one is a must try.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 01:25:30 | More by Act25
Horizon Red IPA from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.