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True Brit IPA - Summit Brewing Company

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True Brit IPA
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The classic Summit India Pale Ale without the Special B malt and 33% increase in dry hopping.

(Beer added by: morimech on 02-04-2014)
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Phocion

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a shaker pint. EB date of October 10, 2014. Medium gold/light amber body with a very retentive frothy off-white head. After about 5 minutes, the head finally settles into a single finger, leaving thick and chunky strings of lacing.

Aroma is very well-balanced. Caramel and subtle crackers in the malts combine with a floral, spicy, and slightly woody hoppiness. Slightly toasted. Very subtle frutiness, though I can't tell if that's esters or hops.

Flavor is similar to the aroma. Assertive hop bitterness with a caramel and bready malt backbone. More hop-forward than the aroma suggested. Decent amount of earthy/floral and particularly grassy hops, which is definitely a product of the dry-hopping. Clean, dry, and just slightly bitter finish.

Medium body and moderate carbonation. Dry, clean mouthfeel.

Overall, this is much better than Summit's old "IPA." The hoppiness is definitely assertive and it's overall fairly well-balanced for an English IPA. Caramel and 2-Row lend to a relatively boring malt profile, however, with none of the distinctive English toffee and biscuity aromas typical of the style. Still good, but one of Summit's weaker offerings.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 16:01:40 | More by Phocion
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GrantJM

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

07-16-2014 22:43:08 | More by GrantJM
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-13-2014 23:16:15 | More by LXIXME
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: An earthy and toasty balanced English style aroma with a nice mix of spicy hops and malt. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass, pine, and spice. Light citrus hints of lemon and orange. Toasted malt with bready hints of biscuit, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid balanced aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a well balanced mix of earthy and floral hops with sweet caramel malt. Floral and earthy hops with some notes of grass and pine along with a little spice. Subtle citrus hop notes of lemon zest and orange. Bready toasted malt with notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, yeast, and cracker. A nice balanced English taste.

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

Overall: A pretty solid take on an English style IPA. Good balance of spicy hops and sweet malt.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2014 06:20:56 | More by MattyG85
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ovaltine

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +13%

07-04-2014 00:57:05 | More by ovaltine
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MoyaHoya

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

06-23-2014 17:26:50 | More by MoyaHoya
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Hopamania

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-20-2014 12:52:05 | More by Hopamania
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-19-2014 04:13:24 | More by JakeBarnett
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Mealhouse

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-13-2014 20:00:30 | More by Mealhouse
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MNAle

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-03-2014 19:24:09 | More by MNAle
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-01-2014 17:57:28 | More by Omnium
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Danobold

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2014 22:00:30 | More by Danobold
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-25-2014 00:48:07 | More by oldvines
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-17-2014 20:26:19 | More by Lorihall1
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Diplomat11

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-16-2014 02:29:41 | More by Diplomat11
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-11-2014 12:13:59 | More by tbone64
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-10-2014 21:33:29 | More by chicagoish
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Captain_Chenko

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-03-2014 11:56:07 | More by Captain_Chenko
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jamiecoppin

North Dakota

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-03-2014 03:15:38 | More by jamiecoppin
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Herky21

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-28-2014 01:02:49 | More by Herky21
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-22-2014 18:55:34 | More by bwiechmann
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.19/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 30 December 2013, per the code on the label. Tasted 21 April 2014.

Pours a clear medium amber. One finger of whiteish head, decent retention and lacing. Thin column of bubbles in the center.

Smell is warm toasted malts and herbal hops. VERY malty, so much so that I don't think I'd even peg it as an English IPA. I find it generally dull (and I like subtlety).

Taste is a shade better than the smell. Balanced, smooth, and fairly clean, though the back-end bitterness has an odd edge to it. Hops are low, and what ones there are are herbal, kinda hay-like. Malts are buoyant, full, and toasty. Just enough hop bite that I know it's an IPA.

Feel is pretty good. Medium-bodied, expansive in the mouth. Carbonation is mid-level, which is fine. Lasts a little longer than average, fading into a mildly chalky drying bitter.

A meh beer. For this style to wow me, it's got to show some subtle depth, or really nice balance, or something. This is just kinda blah.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 02:43:41 | More by zeledonia
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DiggerDahl

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-15-2014 10:00:24 | More by DiggerDahl
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

White head. Color is copper hued gold.

Just wanted to come on the fact that this is miles better than the old English ipa. It isn't as bready or biscuity. It is balanced. Floral and earthy hop profile. Has a somewhat Nobel hop flavor to it.

Mouthfeel: slightly bitter. Medium bodied.

Overall, enjoyable and much easier to drink compared to the old recipe.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2014 21:33:28 | More by mothman
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served from a bottle into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass.

A) Medium deep copper with a frothy head that held on for a few sips. Nice stream of carbonation and moderate lacing

S) Medium intensity, aromas of grain, sort of a crystal malt, caramel thing, not a lot of hops in the aroma, a faint pine.

T) Malty with a more pronounced, earthy hop flavour and a bitter apple finish. Still a little subdued, like the nose.

M) Nicely balanced carbonation, medium body and pretty well balanced between the sweeter malts and bittering hops.

O) A pretty good rendition of a British IPA, much as anticipated, this is not like a hop bomb like an American IPA, but more about the bittering hops on the palate than the aromatics.

I would definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 20:07:48 | More by DamageCase76
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True Brit IPA from Summit Brewing Company
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