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Another IPA - Summit Brewing Company

Another IPA
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BA SCORE
83
good

75 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.78%


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

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 08-03-2013)
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Ratings: 75 | Reviews: 16 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by soju6:
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soju6

Missouri

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a decent head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, some fruit and grassy. Taste of pine up front with some malt and bit of caramel sweetness with a bit of nut. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp, smooth and well balance. Has an unexpected malt character for an IPA. Enjoyable beer. Nice twist on being just another IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 17:01:58 | More by soju6
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

notes from August 2013:
Appearance: Yesterday, I had a bottle that had been purchased at room temperature and chilled for only about an hour. The beer poured into the glass was clear. Today, I pour a bottle that had been in the fridge for 21 hours, and here is the haze. Dark amber coloring, nearly bronze. Creamy white head starts big, slims to a tight ring.

Aroma: Mild bitterness, softly emerging citrus notes, followed by slightly sweet caramel tones. An intriguing mix, just enough complexity to entice. Very likable.

Taste: Right away, a burst of hoppy flavors, and that mix of bright fruit flavors and darker malt complexities. Medium-bodied, with a long finish. Bitterness remains moderate but appreciable and stays long on the palate. This is what we want in an IPA. Flavor delivers throughout the length of the drink, and the lingering on the palate keeps it on the tastebuds and in the mind long enough to keep you wanting more.

When I had that bottle last night, I wasn't sure whether I like it or not. Edging towards "not". Ready to call this Unchained a wash-out, a disappointment, a failure, even. And really, it's name was not helping. This is brewer Mike Lundell's 3rd entrant in the series and his third IPA, and keeping in mind that Summit already makes both an English-style IPA and an American style IPA, it makes you really wonder why, "another IPA?"

Getting through this bottle, and enjoying it's contents more and more, I think it actually is unique enough to justify it's existence. The malt used seems considerably different from the original British IPA, and significantly lighter, lacking it's earthy, herbal quality, and the hops shine a light of their own.

I've always had a soft spot in my beer heart for Summit, since they were the first American craft brewery I ever liked, since the first EPA I ever had. Their IPA, introduced in 1992, was the first of that variety I'd ever had, and I fell swiftly in love with it. In the intervening years, however, my taste, along with so many others, has turned to the newer American style of IPA. I'm thinking this has fallen into favor with me because it bridges the two so well.

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12-03-2013 04:04:15 | More by feloniousmonk
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Appearance: Amber, tons of particles, good head.

Smell: Earthy, bit of sweetness.

Taste: Caramel/toffee sweetness balanced by earthy/tea-like hops. Bit of citrus makes an appearance.

Overall: This is a decent English pale ale, probably more "to-the-style" than Summit's EPA--the EPA is much more citrusy, where this one hits the usual toffee/tea flavors of most English pales. Unfortunately, I don't prefer the English style so it's not a favorite.

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A - cloudy with plenty of yeast particulates, amber color, frothy ivory head fades rather quickly leaving a spattering of lacing at the top of the glass
S - very earthy aroma, faint bready malt and herbal hops, a bit spicy
T - spicy, earthy, herbal, bready, pine, nice balance
M - medium body, fairly creamy but is resiny on the finish with lingering piny bitterness
O - good example of an English IPA, but I wasn't crazy over it.

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Another IPA from Summit Brewing Company
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