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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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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

PA-Michigander, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Red Ale pours a dark reddish color, with a nice lacing head. There is a nice sharp malty aroma, with good hop notes. Taste is the same, good bold malty backbone, with a nice noticeable sharp bite near the end. Nice feel, and a nice carbonation feel. Overall its a nice flavorful red.

vette2006c5r, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

Seefeldt, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

plsmanx, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

jdiesel92, Jan 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7%

mikerieder, Jan 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Skillz, Jan 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

NikD, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

skynyrdbyrd, Dec 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

bhindbluis, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

AllHailBeercules, Dec 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

mndanika, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

KennethPowers, Dec 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Kevin-Wieken
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Horizon Red Ale (IPA*)
Summit Brewing Company, Minnesota
---from bottle to pint glass---

Very clear dark brown, red shows up when held up to light. Pretty thin ivory head. Ok lacing…

Grapefruit, a little pine and a little sweet malt. Malt shows up after the beer warms a little.

Hops dominate this beer. Not as citrusy as it smells, very piney. Earthy/sweet malt sneaks through at the end.

Good carbonation. Great amount of bitter. Very drinkable.

I really dig this beer. Another homerun from Summit.

*Summit is renaming this beer Horizon Red IPA this winter, and rightfully so!

Kevin-Wieken, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Oelschlager, Dec 12, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a nice maroon in color with a finger white head with decent retention. Smell is really fruity with pineapple, apple, and a little something that seems almost a little like orange. There really isn't much of a bitter nose and I can't smell the malts. Tastes similar with some specific differences. There is definitely more slight bitterness and less fruit. The malt bill kicks in with a little caramel and toffee. Really tastes well balanced. Overall a great beer. Not something I would go out of my way for but it's the session beer I want for the night.

NeedBeerHere, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

jwmoore, Dec 06, 2013
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3.31/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with understated label art and branded pry-off pressure cap acquired as part of a 12 pack Summit variety box and served into a stem-tulip in low altitude Minneapolis, MN. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average given the brewery.

Served cold - straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: No bubble show forms as it's poured.

Pours a half finger wide off-white colour head. Okay thickness. Not much creaminess. Retention is poor - maybe 30 seconds at best. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Body colour is a rich dark amber of average vibrance. Translucent. Quasitransparent. No yeast particles are visible.

Overall, it's fairly dark for the style, but otherwise is pretty standard fare. Not unique or special. No egregious flaws here. I'm looking forward to trying it. Seems more like a toasty winter warmer type amber than a bright hoppy one.

Sm: Toasted malt, crusty/light bready malts, and caramalt/caramelization. Herbal floral hop character. Amber malts. Residual sugars are surprisingly prominent for an amber. Overall, it's a clean appealing aroma of average strength.

No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: Toasted malt character, bread crust, amber malts, caramel. Floral hop character comes on aggressive but is decently tamed by the malty sweetness. I dig the toasty character but would prefer it more prominent. Decently balanced, with a cohesive but not gestalt build.

Average depth, intensity, and duration of flavour. Could be more complex and subtle, but then so could most beers. Not intricate or nuanced.

A pretty standard flavour profile for an amber.

No yeast character or alcohol comes through.

Mf: Smooth and wet. A bit biting, aided by the slight overcarbonation. The biting feel aids the hoppy component but reduces drinkability. Nice body and presence on the palate. Nice thickness.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, harsh, or astringent.

Dr: Drinkable and enjoyable. I'd get it again, but it isn't particularly remarkable. Just a solid local amber that's hard not to like. Hides its ABV nicely. I wouldn't recommend it to friends, but it's well worth trying and doesn't disappoint.


kojevergas, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DaveMiller, Nov 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

dav2080, Nov 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

mfl620ks, Nov 23, 2013
Summit Horizon Red Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.