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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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411 Ratings
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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%

bismarksays, Nov 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

pourmeadrink, Nov 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of Hergestridge
3.33/5  rDev -11%

1st Amber Ale experience. Pleasant smell with pine, raspberry, and some grassy dew sweetness.
Appearance is pleasant sort of a bock - nut brown colour. Taste is good, on great but pleasant. mouth feel.. ya know.. pretty much all cold beer has a great mouth feel.. I am not enough of a beeroisseur( (Beer Connoisseur) -- Staking Claim as wordsmith for this word.)) Please remit 25 cents if you ever use it.. thanks!! :)
Overall, not really an impressive entry by Summit. But with the Seasonal kick I've been on of late, I'm sure they'll have one or 2 winners.. Wouldn't buy or order this on this tasting..
Carry On Citizens!!!

Hergestridge, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Shawner, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Turbo, Nov 03, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

dmilewsk, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of shadetree67
3.59/5  rDev -4%

Appearance - Amber color. A strong pour yielded a 1 finger head. The glass had nice lacing down the wall while drinking.

Smell - Hops and Malt. not getting much on the nose

Taste - The taste is rather two dimensional. Hops, Malt and a bit of pine taste. The finish is quite bitter. Nothing too exciting going on here

Mouthfeel - Sticky mouthfeel. Coats the mouth. Good level of carbonation.

Overall - It's a decent Red but not something I would go out of my way to buy often.

shadetree67, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

AnalogErik, Oct 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

BeardedAllen, Oct 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.91/5  rDev +4.5%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice amber color, two finger of off-white head, full wall of fine lacing.
S - Really nice toasted caramel malt aroma, with some nice light citrus and pine, definitely dank too. Love the aroma.
T - Taste is extremely balanced with a great base malt of caramel, and bread, some nice tart citrus mid way and in the aftertaste, middle you get that really nice lighter bitterness, crisp and dank hops, pine and a little resin.
M - Feel is somehow crisp and a little creamy.
O - Excellent hoppy red ale, incredible balance, tons of great flavor. You could have a few of these in a row as well. Behind Saga, its my favorite Summit brew.

Omnium, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

silverking, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

majorbase2, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

zestar, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

ptarmigan98, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

LXIXME, Aug 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -46.5%

Timbo86, Aug 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.8%

MJCVII, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7%

Eric908, Jul 31, 2013
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1/5  rDev -73.3%

Miami66, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

stpjames, Jul 24, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +5.1%

Appearance is a dark copper with some orange on the edges. There is a finger of off-white head. There is both the essence of hops and grapefruit in the nose. Both the hoppiness and citrus flavors come through in the flavor profile. The malt taste in the flavor profile is a bit light, however. There is some decent bitterness on the finish for a standard red.

This is a very drinkable offering that is light enough for hot summer days, but not so light that it is thin.

57md, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Cejohantges, Jul 15, 2013
Summit Horizon Red Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.