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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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BA SCORE
85
very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -53.1%

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1.8/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance was that of a crystal clear amber colored, when served to me only a remnant of the head existed, of a white slightly cream color.

Smell was very floral, with what smelled of oranges and other spice

The taste was possibly the most awful bitter combination of brewed dirt and orange peels, with an aftertaste of orange peel that lingered for 5 minutes, I liken it much to the taste of drinking non-toxic citrus label remover

The mouthfeel was heavy for a clear beer, with very little carbonation

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1.93/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Why this red dye beer gets a plus 3 is beyond me. I love the summit brews, but this red 'ale' just tastes like an American low class lager to me. Slap a Bud label on this puppy and this tasteless bottle of piss will be right at home. Good beer for drunks when this fizzy shit goes on sale.

This beer should be paired with watching American Idol singers. What a waste. Tune in next week when I update my review, and tell you what I really think.

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2/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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2.58/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A much appreciated extra from Buebie...

A - A compact and even finger and a half of slightly off-white head... Lots of moderate carbonation... Head quickly settles and leaves a full and enticing lacing... A cranberry red color with a golden hue... Completely translucent...

S - Fairly weak scent... Corn... Fresh cut grass... A timid malt profile... A very faint aroma of sweet citrus...

T - A weak hop presence from the get go... Lots of grain... Caramel... Tart plum...

M - Lots of pringly carbonation... Medium bodied... Very thin... Bitter from the get go... The taste doesn't fill the mouth...

D - Sorry summit, but this just wasn't the brew for me... Aside from the appearance, I can't single out one characteristic of this brew that excites me... Overall, it's a boring brew...

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2.68/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle, poured into a Unibroue tulip. White head, small with oily, sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty sweet with an intense hop burst. I do get the impression that the bottle has a bit of age on it because it really seems that the sweetness and bitterness are fighting it out for flavor supremacy. No way to know without a bottle on date but I do think that this wasn't originally bottled this way. Some type of uncomfortable flavor on the finish, can't quite place the flavor but a bit unpleasant and medicinal/antiseptical on the tongue. Probably won't drink this one again. Correction, did find the best by date of 6/7/10.

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Summit Horizon Red Ale from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.