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Summit Silver Anniversary Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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very good

198 Ratings

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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Malts | 2-Row Harrington, Crystal 60
Kettle Hops | Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Dry Hops | Citra, Centennial, Cascade
80 IBU
OG 14.5 Plato
11 Lovibond
American ale yeast

(Beer added by: KeefD on 07-23-2011)
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

bhayle, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

ryanpj, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

RoryOMoore, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

imperialking, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of fizzy
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DIG IT!!! My local liquor store had a clearance on this at , hold your horses, $14.00/case. Bought one, going back tomorrow, God willing, for another. As my Grandfather would have said, "what a deal"!

How about a thick creamy head on top of a wonderful amber GLASS of ale? There is no turning back! More, More, oh please give me MORE!

fizzy, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of psychotia
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

psychotia, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Cramerican, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of charliedvrs
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a finger of white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is led by the citrus hops with a grapefruit pith, orange peel character that follows right on through to the taste. The malts are much more present in the taste, lending a spicy, rye bread note. The hops contribute some resin and earthy flavors. The bitterness is the most surprising aspect of this beer. It's strong from the second it hits your tongue till well after it rolls off of it, making it drink more like a stronger IPA. My only knock would be that it takes a bit away from the pleasant hop profile. Don't let the APA label at the top of this page fool you, this is a bitter beer, and a solid one at that.

charliedvrs, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Kenai4, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

oldvines, Feb 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.8%

ratty918, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of bnes09
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange color, hazy ale. Thick and creamy head, two fingers on the pour. Coats the liquid with a thick layer of cream throughout the entire drink. Lacing blankets the glass in frothy waves.

Aroma of fresh baked bread and lots of hops. Like stepping into a pine-wood forest.

Delicious flavor of rye bread in the malt. Robust hops tend to contrast the malt character. Citric, lemon, grapefruit and pine needle bite. Quite bitter and more so due to the mild malt character. I would definitely classify this as an IPA. Bitter flavor lingers into the aftertaste. Flavor seems to intensify as you drink more. A little unbalanced but this does not hurt the experience.

Medium bodied and very dry. Descent carbonation.

I like this beer a lot. Fairly complex and stimulating. If you are in the mood for an intense hop experience, look no further.

bnes09, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra, eh? Love me some of that.

Pours into a pint with some generous fluffy foam on top, sticky with a meringue sheen to the surface. Bright orange gold with a slight haze and visible carb trails. Fuzzy halo of lacing inside the glass. Lasting head retention.

Big citrusy nose, fairly straightforward with orange and grapefruit notes. Flavor has a bit more specialty malt caramel and herbal bitterness, though there are citrus pith/peel elements from the Citra. Smooth with a dry bitter grapefruit peel finish. Medium to light body, easygoing carbonation levels. Easily sessionable.

Overall pretty tasty and seemingly simple, though it has some nice hop nuances to it.

emerge077, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

KAF, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

zenwatts, Jan 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

danjohn1234, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

vobr0002, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of katan
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a deep golden with a light bit of orange highlights. Very strong, frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Opaque and thick but not much for floaties.

S - Strong citrus hop note, a little bit of spiciness. Comes off a bit dry.

T - Starts off with a strong citrus note, heavily hopped. Mid-stream gets more piney, resinous, earthy- really tangy. Some bitterness comes into the finish and a return of the citrus notes. A hop bomb if you want to classify this as an APA.

M - Strong bodied but comes off creamy, a very balanced carbonation. A sticky bitter finish hangs onto the tongue.

O/D - A very strong APA - but an excellent usage of strong citrus hop varietals. ABV is strong for the style, but almost sessionable. A bit hefty, feels like a great cooler weather beer.

katan, Jan 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebrating 25 years as one of the best breweries in the great state of Minnesota!

Poured a 12oz bottle into a sam adams pint glass.

A: Pours a golden color with about a half inch of white head which disappears slowly leaving a good amount of lacing around the edge of the glass and top of the beer. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the beer.

S: The aroma is of strong citrusy hops, there is a solid lightly roasted malts

T: Nice comlex play of citrus, floral hop bitterness and sweet lightly roasted maltiness.

M: Medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation

Overall, this is one is really good. I wish Summit would brew this one for longer.

happygnome, Jan 08, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger lacy head over a brilliant ambered golden liquid. Smells grassy from use of fresh hops. Hop aroma is piney, lemony, pink grapefruit pith, green onion, orange zest.

Tastes strongly of clean hop bitter and hop flavors on mild wet. Hop flavor is grapefruit pith, lemon, green onion, and baby aspirin. Noticeable clean alcohol sting. Lingering pithy aftertaste with resiny hop bitter. The few esters come across as peach and there is no distinct grain flavor, just a undertone of sweet.

Tasty, but much more an IPA than an APA. Perhaps I am old and still stuck in the days before extreme IPA hopping. A bit too much carbonation for my preference.

mentor, Jan 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

DanL133, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

dragomni, Jan 02, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks Andy for the bottle!

(A)- Pours a golden orange hue. Produced a nice off-white cap of froth. Great retention and lots of lacing.

(S)- Not much on the nose. Some sweet caramel malt and dry, almost earthy biscuit bits. Very subtle pine.

(T)- Totally backwards from the smell. A big piney citrus up front. Bits of lemon and grapefruit with lots of pine. Finishes lightly sweet with bits of honey and caramel.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A touch heavy in the pine department, but overall, a solid feel to it.

(D)- Overall, its a solid little pale ale that would put most run of the mill IPA's to shame with how much pine is in this guy.

sweemzander, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Jamstone714, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy.

Mostly clear golden amber. Small light beige head. Solid amount of citrus and pine. Hint of malt and a strange chalky tone. Flavor is quite bitter. Resiny hops with a bit of pineapple and grapefruit. That chalky hint rears it's head. Medium body mild carb. Overall just another APA in my book.

beerwolf77, Dec 29, 2011
Summit Silver Anniversary Ale from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.