Summit Silver Anniversary Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -4.5%
A- Clear copper color topped with a thick off white head. Head fades slowly to a cap and leaves some nice lace on the glass.
S- Grapefruit hops dominate and hints of bready malts to balance things out.
T- Bitter grapefruit hop right away, almost overpowering but not quite over the top, malt flavors come into balance things out but they never take the bitterness off of the hops. The finish is dry and with a lingering final hit of the grapefruit that is almost puckering.
M- Medium in body and well carbonated, clean for an IPA, no oily hop build up left at the finish.
O- Almost over the top with the hops, but not quit there. Not a beer for beginners, but if you are a fan of American IPAs then this is a solid effort. I was surprised by the 6.5% ABV I thought it would be a little higher, even though I never did detect a note of alcohol while drinking this.
07-11-2012 04:02:53 | More by ToddT
4.03/5 rDev +1.3%
Enjoying in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. 12Oz bottle into point glass. Pours a golden light amber color with one finger off white head that dissipates quickly.
Nose: pine, honey, bitter citrus, orange, vegetal dankness.
Taste: sweet, honey malt, bread, pine resin, lingering bitterness.
Clean, dry, bitter finish. Overall a very well put together brew! It's not exceptional but it is very good. Would drink again.
04-10-2012 03:19:53 | More by syrupjoe
4.3/5 rDev +8%
a small bottle into a tulip and a cervoise -lots of foam.
The color is golden apricot with intense glow and 4 fingers of heady cream w/ a average sized bead. Lots of lace is left on the glass. The smell is great -packed with tons of tropical and citrus with an aroma that jumps up with tangerine and mango. The nose is very hop dominant with slight grassy and floral fragrance and hint of malt in the back with a mild grapefruit and herbal tea elemnent. Mouthfeel is bitter with slight fruitiness and light sweetness with pretty dry texture w/ moderately high bitterness and prickly carbonation w/ juicy tangy finish.
The taste really came off as dry rind-like w/ slight mango juicy flavor in the front with slight tangelo notes of leafy herbal hop and slight grassy edge with a hint of tea-like astringency and mild resins coat the mouth with a hint of green pepper earty taste with mild yeast creaminess as the flavor recedes into a dry toasty and almost earthy chalky flavor in the finish
A very high quality pale with hop forward taste which resembles an imperial pale in bold hop flavor, yet is still very quaffable like a west coast IPA, well done Summit!
04-03-2012 16:20:19 | More by Slatetank
4/5 rDev +0.5%
A - Pours a clear, golden body with a creamy, white head...the head was two fingers tall and receded to a full cap...there was visible carbonation and nice lacing was left behind
S - I could smell the hops as soon as I cracked the bottle...sweet citrus notes (orange and grapefruit) mixed with some bitter pine notes
T - The flavors provide a lot of bitterness actually...the piney hops dominate and the sweet citrus doesn't get a chance to come out...there is a strong caramel malt presence in the middle of the beer...it doesn't overpower the hops, rather it balances and doesn't get in the way...the hops do come back and leave bitter
M - Medium bodied...surprisingly creamy, bitter with a touch of sweetness
O - I enjoyed this Pale Ale more than their regular Pale Ale...the nose was pleasant and the flavors were nicely balanced
03-20-2012 12:26:19 | More by thain709
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
A: 3 finger thick foam white head on a crimson with golden hues cloudy body. Excellent retention and lacing
S: fresh hop aroma, citrus mostly orange peel and wet sock hop like aroma.
T: sweet orange peel in the beginning and then dominating the finish with a pine and herbal note midway.
M: medium body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: this one has a lot f the familiar flavors of an APA but done differently. It's fairly unique and very flavorful.
03-09-2012 21:28:57 | More by kylehay2004
Summit Silver Anniversary Ale from Summit Brewing Company
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