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Summit Horizon Red Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Horizon Red AleSummit Horizon Red Ale

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400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Replaced by Horizon Red IPA.

(Beer added by: Gump on 04-20-2009)
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markaberrant

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - yup, it's red, with coppery hues, very clear, off white head, good retention, nice lacing

S - fresh hoppy nose, herbal, clean, light fruity sweetness, biscuity malt

T - herbal hops up front, not overly assertive, biscuity malt dominates the middle, good bit of hop bitterness in the finish with some mild bitter grapefruit, but the dominant flavour in the aftertaste is "dirt"

M - medium body, med carbonation, no alcohol

D - easy to drink, but it's not going to blow anyone away

Reminds me a lot of DFH 60, except the hops are quite herbal instead of citrusy, which unfortunately I don't think works that well. Good aroma, long lasting bitterness, and a tasty malt backbone should = great, but the sum of it's parts do not add up. I think it is the horizon hops that I just don't care for.

That being said, this is the second best beer I've had from Summit, but their Porter is still miles ahead of anything else.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 03:13:07 | More by markaberrant
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Summit Horizon Red Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.