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Old 152 - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JamesMN on 10-27-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

stemp033, Feb 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

mmulebarn, Nov 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Bighorn, Nov 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Handy50322, Dec 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Hopstout, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

smogfood, Jan 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

nheinzie57, Mar 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

jenray, Mar 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

mikehillman, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of zeledonia
3.04/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 23 October 2012. Tasted 20 January 2013.

Pours an almost-clear dark orangey amber. One finger of cream-yellow head, good retention, stellar lacing that looks like wave-washed foam.

Smell is soft and smooth, with a gentle rye spice. I wish there were more of it, because what I find is really nice. Lightly crisp, robust and refreshing all at the same time. That touch of spice adds a lot.

Taste is muddled, with a bit of bitter, a bit of spice, and wallop of odd oily, almost chalky, flavors. It's like a rye-d up IPA gone wrong. Weird.

The mouthfeel blends in with the taste, but neither one impresses me. It has this chalky astringency, especially late, that I don't really like. The rest of it is fine, medium-light body with plenty of carbonation. But that finish, like some bitter water-absorbing powder, really doesn't work for me with this beer.

I had high hopes, but I feel like it fell apart in the taste and mouthfeel. It's like a sphere that shattered, sending sharp broken bits off in different directions. They could have worked if they'd held together, but instead each one has a cutting effect.

zeledonia, Jan 21, 2013
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3.13/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a flared pint glass. Lots and lots of foam, with the head overflowing the glass (although not the most careful of pours). Drank slightly warmer than expected, although it might help the flavors come out. Aromas aren't particularly strong, although the hops and rye stand out. Beer is forward on the tongue, with strong malt/rye at the beginning but a rather thin taste at the end. Light on the alcohol compared to some of the big rye beers I've had in the past. Kentucky Common is a beer style I've never had before - I think it'd be more enjoyable with a colder brew and in hotter weather.

irrgalaxy, Nov 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

doucmehu, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

nuclearmeg, May 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

eawolff99, Jan 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Pug, Jan 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Herky21, Mar 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

BillyLrsn, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Dark Orange with a Brown Tinge. Head pours around 3 fingers in width; Head is quite foamy. Quite hazy, but very little carbonation going on.

Smell - Rye, Hops, Yeasts, Wood, Sour Mesh and a slight hint of Bourbon. Not as sweet smelling as I was expecting. It's also got a rusty sort of scent to it as well. The smell reminds me of Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye.

Taste - Rye, Yeasts, Sour Mesh, Wood and Barley. It's different, but it's OK. Although the rye could've been toned down just a little bit and I was expecting it be just a little more maltier.

Mouthfeel - Body is light and the carbonation packs a heavier punch here. Normally I wouldn't mind but the strong rye flavor combined with the carbonation gives the body a slight sting.

Overall - It's really hard to compare this style of beer to others as the Kentucky Common style is not widely used according to Summit. Had the Rye and Malt aspect been better balanced, then this definitely would've been an awesome beer.

NuclearDolphin, Nov 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

DarthGuitarHero, Mar 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

imthaschmidt, Dec 28, 2012
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3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours an effervescent amber with 2+ fingers of sand colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Peppery & citrussy notes

T: Slight caramel flavor, peppery rye & slight orange peel up front. Slight doughy notes, caramel & grainy bitterness as this warms, Finishes with a slight nuttyness, bready sweetness & some astringency

MF: Light/medium body, lively carbonation, a touch of grittyness to this

Drinkable enough, but nothing I would want to buy again. Summit has really underwhelmed me since I first tried them years ago

russpowell, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.3/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Does this series imply that the brewers are normally chained up? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of off-cream foam. The nose comprises mild strawberry, dirt, light leek, perfume-y flowers, light grass, and a smattering of dried-up biscuit. The taste holds notes of mild caramel, earthy greens, light grass, and a splash of grapefruit zest near the back end. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a pretty dry finish. Overall, a generally nice hoppy rye, nothing remotely close to special, and, frankly, not up to the usual Unchained standards, but it's a decent enough brew.

TMoney2591, Jan 03, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, caramel colored ale with a frothy but thin ivory head that leaves a little lacing on the glass. Fruity aroma, with earth, apple, woodsy, white wine also. Bold spicy rye, fruit, apple, faint toffee, earthy, grassy hop, some tartness noted for taste. Mouth-feel is creamy & smooth, finishes dry but clean. Overall, this was different than any other rye beer I've had in the past. I liked the fruity notes, but I was kind of wishing the ABV was higher on this one. It seemed like it was missing something. Maybe because I was expecting to drink an old ale brewed with rye until I saw the actual ABV and the style. Wishful thinking...still decent though.

barnzy78, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

NilocRellim, Nov 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jaydoc, Jan 25, 2014
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Old 152 from Summit Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.