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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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500 Ratings
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Ratings: 500
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 19 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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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
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Doyle, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Oelschlager, Dec 12, 2013
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3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours out dark orange with a tiny head that dissipates quickly. Smell is actually pretty malty with caramel and toffee. Ironically no hops in the nose that I sense. Well very faint and almost malt forward. Taste is pretty malty with what I found in the nose. Ironically there is VERY little bitterness or any hop flavor. This beer really doesn't make sense as far as the malt and hop bill are concerned. Not one to buy much Summit but surprised that it is SO malty with little bitterness. Mouthfeel is about right and a little thick. Overall this is a pretty bad IPA. It's way too malty and just let's you down on the hop bill. Is this supposed to be something else? Summit bites on this one and I'm a homer.

NeedBeerHere, Dec 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Ajlvt, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Shawner, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Schwegler, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

DaveMiller, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

mfl620ks, Nov 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 16, 2013
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2.65/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Summit IPA is .well.. different as far as IPA's go. It smells mild.. not a lot of hoppieness..it is refreshing but is not in the same League as Top Notch IPA's. Not even close to Stone IPA... One of my favourites. I like it ok.. but it's just not an IPA I would spend money on...

~ Carry On, Citizens!!!~
sMC

Hergestridge, Nov 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Sinatra716, Nov 11, 2013
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andy1701, Nov 03, 2013
Summit India Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 500 ratings.