Summit India Pale Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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3.64/5 rDev +2.8%
Appearance: Bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy copper color with a off white head that fades fairly fast but leaves a lots of lacing.
Smell: A totally original candied orange hint never encountered before and it's not bad!
A strange and original take, this candied orange peel, with core of caramel aroma and earthy hops.
Taste: Following the smell, this candied orange, citrus, track plays along with the caramel malt core shifting to a pleasant bitterness; the finish is a nice balance of caramel, malt, candied orange and hops bitter. A different IPA.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, almost creamy, (orange creamsicle) with much carbonation
Overall: A highly original, rich and complex IPA in the European style? This is a nice change that I'd like to turn my friends on to. A good finish, and good with orange slice. Good last beer of evening.
A bit sweet.
06-29-2013 23:46:43 | More by Act25
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
Purchased from Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati, Ohio - consumed on the "Enjoy By" date.
S: Hints of sweetness, reminds me almost of a really good flan (caramel!), you can tell from the aroma that there is a decent amount of hops in this brew.
T: Very balanced and average to good in terms of taste. Great, smooth malty flavor with a zing from the hoppiness. Definitely hints of bitterness but could also see myself sessioning this one on a hot summer day!
M: As stated above, easily drinkable partially due to a moderate body, very clean.
O: Very English IPA. Great balance between hops and malt. Might not satisfy major hop heads but it doesn't offend at all and is absolutely drinkable. It could probably use a hint more hop flavor to move from "average" to "pretty darn good".
06-28-2013 21:25:58 | More by yumyumbrew
3.5/5 rDev -1.1%
Pours to a frothy buff head and copper color. Aroma is bready malt and floral hops and a bit of alcohol as it warms. Flavor is bold and balanced with biscuit malt and balancing earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium and low co2. Overall, a tasty but unassertive IPA.
06-28-2013 01:52:49 | More by EagleTalon
3.78/5 rDev +6.8%
Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. “ENJOY BY 07/13/13” is written on the neck.
Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is slightly hazy, golden amber. About a finger of eggshell-colored head left a dense but spotted froth and trails on the glass.
Smell: It has a big malty backbone. An aroma of caramel and toffee entice my sweet tooth, but there is also a dose of earthy or herbal hops (or whatever the hell creates that hairspray-like aroma that is common among beers from Minnesota).
Taste: A spicy surprise! It even offers a little zest. Herbal hops (thank you, Summit website!) are loud and proud up front and followed by lemon zest. The caramel and toffee slowly emerge as balance. As the beer warms, though, everything flips: the malts become more prominent while the lemon and hops add zest and spice later.
Drinkability: Good drinking. It is beers like this that make me wonder what real India pale ale tasted like.
05-25-2013 04:02:50 | More by TheQuietMan22
Summit India Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.