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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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402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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JWU

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: cask

04-14-2012 01:57:49 | More by JWU
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Twal

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

04-12-2012 05:32:12 | More by Twal
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amart80

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-28-2012 00:05:01 | More by amart80
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Herky21

Iowa

3/5  rDev -19.8%

03-20-2012 20:00:02 | More by Herky21
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deanis30

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-19-2012 00:24:01 | More by deanis30
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7%

03-13-2012 02:04:41 | More by TheBigBoy
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NuclearDolphin

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 06:51:48 | More by NuclearDolphin
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Willywong1962

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-09-2012 15:10:13 | More by Willywong1962
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bhayle

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

03-06-2012 03:11:19 | More by bhayle
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Samp01

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 18:30:06 | More by Samp01
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zjbordeau


3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-05-2012 08:04:36 | More by zjbordeau
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GarretD

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-04-2012 03:01:05 | More by GarretD
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BarrelAgedBarry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

02-29-2012 14:05:22 | More by BarrelAgedBarry
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jewellrunner

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

02-27-2012 02:05:16 | More by jewellrunner
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mds1101

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-26-2012 02:47:30 | More by mds1101
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TwinButte

South Dakota

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2012 01:12:35 | More by TwinButte
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SeriousALEment

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-20-2012 00:18:01 | More by SeriousALEment
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depechemode1983

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:03:10 | More by depechemode1983
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.8%

02-18-2012 22:33:25 | More by sgttibbs
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

02-15-2012 04:23:30 | More by Cramerican
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beermaned

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-10-2012 14:53:21 | More by beermaned
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beagle75

Iowa

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium amber color with one finger of off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass--impressive in that it is simultaneously stepwise and continuous.

S: Mild rustic grain is transposed against a sharp and earthy mineral edge. Hops yield a minor citrusy contribution.

T: Begins almost dry, with crystal malt that features a whiff of spicy rye. Acidity becomes aggressive into the middle, more carbonic than citric, before earthy herbaceous and dark citrus hop aromatics manage to break through. The finish retains rye's drying graininess, a bit of savory spice, and mild bitterness.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly astringent on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This red ale compares favorably to most American-brewed amber ales, but struggles to distinguish itself among the peers of its sub-category. More balanced than hop-focused, it is just interesting enough to hold the drinker's attention yet promises to serve well enough in the presence of savory food.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 00:50:42 | More by beagle75
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MIBeerRanger4

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

02-09-2012 23:49:11 | More by MIBeerRanger4
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

02-06-2012 01:35:31 | More by TubbyDullard
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7%

02-05-2012 17:49:35 | More by Kenai4
Summit Horizon Red Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.