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True Brit IPA - Summit Brewing Company

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True Brit IPATrue Brit IPA

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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: morimech on 02-04-2014

The classic Summit India Pale Ale without the Special B malt and 33% increase in dry hopping.
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Photo of zeff80
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mothman
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

Photo of KAF
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber color with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Heavy lacing is left down the glass.

Summit uses Northern Brewer, East Kent Golding, Target, and Fuggle hops but yet it does not have the English hop aroma that I adore. There are floral, herbal, and earth notes but nothing really stands out. I would of preferred mostly East Kent Golding. Still quite malt driven as was the old Summit IPA.

Summit upped the hop levels but I have a hard time distinguishing a specific hop flavor. Nothing really stands out. Slightly medicinal, floral, and herbal flavor. Malt is definitely drier than the old IPA with more of a bready touch. A definite bitterness increase. Slight fruit yeast esters but tastes very clean for an English style ale.

Medium body with great carbonation. Enough carbonation for life but still lets a smooth texture develop.

Not necessarily better than the old IPA. The hops just did not come through for me. But at least now people should know what they are getting when they grab one of these bottles.

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Herky21
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Photo of bigbeers84
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of zeledonia
3.18/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Hopstout
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of herman77
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.37/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

True Brit IPA pours a cooper color with a very small lacing head. There is no aroma. The taste is dry, has a mild maltyness, with a small earthy hop flavor. Nice flavors, nice body. Overall it is a nice beer, pretty tasty, not crazy.

Photo of Omnium
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Danobold
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Soneast
3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of plumcrazyfx
3.59/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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True Brit IPA from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.