Summit Horizon Red Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev -0.3%
10oz straight from a firkin
A- a dark ruby amber with a bubbly but thin white head
S-sweet biscuity malts with earthy hops
T- follows the smell. A little Carmel on the taste as well.
M- medium bodied and dry on the finish.
O- good, and striving to be great.
04-14-2012 01:57:49 | More by JWU
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
Poured into a pint glass
Appearance - Like its namesake, this is a dark red/crimson colored ale that has a very clean, unfiltered look to it. Excellent head retention with some nice lacing.
Smell - Fairly strong citrusy & piney hops complimented a good biscuit/yeast scent The malts are also here too, providing a mild malty scent.
Taste - Piney & Citrusy Hops, which actually are stronger than they were in the nose. Same goes for the malts, which give it a very malt forward flavor. This seems more like an IPA than a Red Ale, which is a good thing in this case. Definitely the hoppiest beer from Summit I have tried yet!
Mouthfeel -Body feels a little bit on the heavier side. Carbonation is fairly average and doesn't interfere with the overall experience. Fairly easy to drink overall.
Overall - This is a pretty damn good beer. It balances out the hops and malt flavors quite well. Summit may have their own branded IPA, but Horizon Red (Despite it's Red Ale classification) is Summit's true IPA and worth trying out instead.
03-10-2012 06:51:48 | More by NuclearDolphin
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
Pours a deep clear ruby red with lasting off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, yeast and earthy piney hops fill the nose. Taste is sweet caramel malt, yeast followed by some good earthy piney hops. Palate is a medium body, slightly sticky mouth feel with carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, yeast ending with a sweet bitterness with some lingering nutty flavor. Quite a hoppy wallop but overall a good drinkable ale.
03-05-2012 18:30:06 | More by Samp01
3.78/5 rDev +1.1%
Reviewing from memory::
Glass came out a beautiful reddish/brown with a 1/4 head that dropped back to an 1/8 and maintained for a long time. Great lacing too! I'm a big fan of Odells Red Ale and I'd say this is just as good as theirs. The hop aroma on this is strong and inviting. Nice and malty in the month and the hop presence is still dominate. Leaves the usual Summit bitter aftertaste which I feel is kind of their thing. It is however a lovely lingering hop after glow.
Overall this is a great offering from Summit. Will order again!
02-22-2012 01:12:35 | More by TwinButte
4.05/5 rDev +8.3%
A - Pours out a clear mahogany color. The head is tan and like a thick foam leaving lots of lacing around the tulip.
S - Malty and with plenty piny bitter hops. Also picking up a good amount of grains. Wheat, oat and sort or a grassy feel through the whole nose.
T - Bitter. Piny. There's a malty sweetness to it as well. Maple, caramel and toast give it excellent character and finish.
M - Medium bodied. Carbonation sits nice and the over all feel is smooth. Well done.
O - I generally am not into red ales. This one is excellent. It has a bready/grainy quality well implemented in there that works very well with the piny hops. Best Red Ale Ive had thus far.
02-19-2012 00:03:10 | More by depechemode1983
Summit Horizon Red Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.