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Summit Gold Sovereign Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Gold Sovereign AleSummit Gold Sovereign Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.31% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mjryan on 03-16-2011)
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GeezLynn:
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is very appealing, transparent golden hue with a light white head.

Soft fruity hops, light citrus and a bit of mineral.

As far as flavor goes, I'm not seeing how people are calling this subtle. To me, there's plenty of hop fruityness not to mention a hefty dose of bitterness. Bitterness is on the full side, but rounded off rather than sharp and lingers well through the finish. The nice pale malt underneath is a bit too obscured by heavy hopping for my preferences.

Mouthfeel is crisp, with light body and lively carbonation. It's also got a nice slight oilyness to it.

I can appreciate this as something different from your typical run of the mill Pale ale/IPA, but for me this is not something I see myself drinking too much of. Thought the appearance and feel were very nice but did not really care for the hop combination.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 04:58:08 | More by GeezLynn
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from tasting notes.

Pours out a hazy golden color with a rather stable single finger of creamy (and cream-colored) head that leaves large curtains of intricate lacing behind with each and every sip. A very pretty beer. Medium body and carbonation levels, soft and creamy texture.

Smells of lemon-lime and grapefruit peel primarily, with medium aroma of apricots, smaller levels of leafy mints and assorted herbals with a floral backdrop and just a dab of ginger aroma at garnish level.

Tastes of lemon-lime peel and grapefruit with a bit of zesty white pepper, coriander, biscuit malt mid-structure, herbal and grassy hopping in the finish.

Extremely bold and full flavor for such a low ABV beer. It's sad that this beer is no longer in production.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 18:35:04 | More by WastingFreetime
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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: large head nearly filled the entire glass. Once it settled the body was murky and pale golden with a slight copper hue.

S: A little pungent and funky hops which smell like it does after rain or in a humid climate. citrus, mostly grapefruit and nice yeast notes.

T: This one is very zesty and spicey up front. mineral and herbal hops up front. breads, honey, cream mixed in. Bitter, floral, grassy hops in the finish.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation. smooth.

Overall: Very complex flavors and notes in the aroma. This one is certainly one of the more memorable EPAs I have had. An excellent beer.

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A: Hazy gold/orange with an obscene white head with really good retention.

S: Dank hops, lemon, grapefruit, touch of caramel.

T: Decidedly English. Deep, hearty roasted malt taste, touch of hops, bit of flower, lemon, leather, and very dry.

M: Medium, smooth, quite nice.

O: Very nice EPA. Traditional, balanced, hearty. Nose doesn't do the taste justice. Would be stellar with some fish n' chips...

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Hanger 9 in Carbondale, IL. I don't know if this is retired or not, but this is certainly a fresh keg.

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden/orange color. A large white head forms with good retention. Plenty of sticky lace is left behind as well.
S: Earthy yeast, slightly sweet but finishes with a nice hops punch. Citrus, floral, grassy, herbal. Very nice.
T: Some sweetness, toasted malt, and some citrus hops in the finish.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Fairly crisp and smooth. Easy to drink, I can put back several without a thought.

A nice English Pale Ale. Though a bit high in alcohol for my liking (in the style anyway) and I wish I could try this on cask. Still very nice and enjoyable.

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12-22-2011 03:42:36 | More by champ103
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a decent amount of carbonation that forms an off-white head that settles to a collar of foam. A pretty good amount of lace is left behind on the sides of the glass. Very complex pale ale. Light citrus (especially lemon) aroma. Reading other reviews the smell is likely diminished due to age. Bold, hoppy citrus flavors up front with a somewhat forgettable middle, then a stretched out, vibrant, bitter, citrus-laced hop finish. The malt is merely in a supporting role here, but perhaps contributes a slight cookie-like flavor. A light body allows this beer to e quaffed, but at it's strength its's probably not such a good idea.

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Summit Gold Sovereign Ale from Summit Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.