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Summit India Pale Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit India Pale AleSummit India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Replaced by True Brit IPA.

(Beer added by: ADR on 02-16-2002)
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Murdock, Aug 09, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of 03/13/2014 printed on the bottleneck. Got the twelve pack on sale for something like $7.99 being that this beer is now past it's prime. Listed as retired on BeerAdvocate now, so it is now or never it seems.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a murky sienna orange colored body with some hues of red in there. One finger of quickly receding beige froth for a head. Leaves behind some okay scattered lacing.

S - The smell is much more earthy, leafy, twiggy, and caramel forward than hop forward at this point, but it is still a pleasant aroma. Notes of brown bread, toast, & nuts.

T - The taste is the same - any distinct hop profile that was here is no longer present. Instead, waves of creamy caramel / toffee have taken over in full effect.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Caramel malt, and twiggy / herbal earthiness leftover on the palate.

Overall, maybe I'm one of the few, but I don't mind a good caramel / malty IPA every so often. In all, I would say this was a fine IPA, that has held up well even five months past it's best by date. Not sure why this was discontinued, but I guess drink em if you've got em.

Summit India Pale Ale ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Aug 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

megamass, Jul 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MikeM417, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Durandal_777, May 19, 2014
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Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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CCutch, Feb 09, 2014
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jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

jdiesel92, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mikerieder, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Theogre83, Jan 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Bobafett, Dec 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

mndanika, Dec 18, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

India Pale Ale
Summit Brewing Company, Minnesota
---from bottle to pint glass---

Appearance
Foggy golden/honey, two fingers of beautiful sticky off white head, great lacing.

Smell
Soft hoppy notes, slight malt sweetness, nothing stands out.

Taste
Earthy bitter hops, hint of tart fruit, caramel backbone.

Mouth-feel
Good carbonation, good bitter, light body.

Overall
Summit loves their pale malts… and so do I. Not as hoppy as most IPA’s – however, this is not one of many popular American IPA… This is an English IPA. Still, this will not be a go-to beer for me. I’d call it a light IPA.

Kevin-Wieken, Dec 16, 2013
Summit India Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.