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Summit 100% Organic Ale - Summit Brewing Company

Summit 100% Organic Ale
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86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.65%


Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: WYVYRN527 on 03-13-2013)
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Reviews by JamesMN:
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 8/2/13. Really nice to see that printed on the bottle because I don't think Summit usually dates their bottles.

Appearance: Slightly hazy light amber hue with a one finger foamy off-white head.

Aroma: Some bready grain and hints of citrus. Smells more like a Pale Ale than an IPA.

Taste: Very similar to their EPA but less bitter/harsh. Starts with a bready and slightly peppery malt flavor that carries through the finish. Sort of an earthy hop character throughout as well that delivers light bitterness to the palate. The low 4.5% ABV is actually surprising because I'd guess this one would be a percentage or so higher based on the amount of malt flavor. Finish is more of the same, bread and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body which is the most interesting thing about this beer. Nice and smooth carbonation. The brewer, Gabe Smoley, has somehow managed to make a very full feeling beer with a low ABV. The only downside is that it would make it more difficult to session.

Final Thoughts: Enjoyable but nothing I couldn't live without. I'm actually a little disappointed because I was expecting a big citrus kick from this one based on the hops that were used (and the description on Summit's website). But alas, what we have here is an above average Pale Ale with a modest ABV that'll make any beer geek smile. Would I drink it again? Yes, the other five in the sixer but I won't be seeking it out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 22:56:11 | More by JamesMN
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Amber but just a little murky. Nice dense tan head.
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Summit 100% Organic Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.