Another IPA - Summit Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev +4.4%
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.
Towering head, very sticky lacing. Hazed copper hue. Earthy, fruity, toasted bread, pears, nutty, dried grass, mild esters and slight leafy hop in the nose. Very smooth, toasty, oily hop, balanced bitterness, mild caramel, ripe pears, bread crust, walnut pith, herbal, mildly peppery, faint orange rind, light alcohol warmth, hoppy drying finish.
To style and drinkable, just hoped it was a bit cleaner ... regardless this is a great pick if looking for an English Style IPA.
08-29-2013 01:47:32 | More by Jason
3.63/5 rDev -0.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Slightly cloudy amber with decent off-white head.
Smell: Tea, biscuit, cherry and floral & light citrus notes.
Taste: Similar to the aroma and very English. The malt base is strong with tea, biscuit, caramel and some fruitiness, such as cherry. The hops, while strongly bittering, do not have as much flavor, with mostly the expected floral, herbal and spice notes present in an English IPA. There are hints of citrus but not much. Finish is bitter.
Feel: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Solid mouthfeel.
Overall: This is a disappointment for me. I loved Mike Lundell's first two Unchained beers (the Rye IPA and the Black Ale), but this is a middle of the road English IPA. Even worse, it seems that this was aggressively hopped like an American IPA but using an English IPA hop profile. It unfortunately doesn't really work.
08-08-2013 03:16:47 | More by bsp77
4.21/5 rDev +15.3%
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall Summit glass. Bottle says enjoy by 12/27/13. (2nd batch)
Appearance: Pours a bright and somewhat hazy yellowish golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid three fingers of white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.
Smell: A spicy, earthy, and fairly nutty aroma that is hop forward but very balanced. Big hints of earthy hops with good herbal and floral hints. Good hints of pine resin spice along with some grass. Citrus hints of orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. Solid bready malt balance with hints of grains, tea biscuit, caramel, toffee, rye spice, cracker, and toast. Smells English with an American style hopping. Solid aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma, very earthy and hoppy with a good bready biscuit malt backing. Upfront bitter hops with big earthy, herbal, and floral notes. Spicy pine resin along with some grassy notes. Citrus fruit notes of orange, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. Good bready malt balance with notes of biscuit, grains, toffee, caramel, tea biscuit, toast, cracker, and some rye like spice. Definitely more hoppy than a typical English style IPA, but the malt profile is very English. Pretty good taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp and fairly bitter with a drying finish.
Overall: A pretty solid take on the English IPA style. More hoppy than the typical English style but the biscuit tea like malt presence is still there.
08-24-2013 19:44:41 | More by MattyG85
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
Has the Enjoy by 12/27/13 date so this is the slightly lighter version of this IPA.
Pours a light golden color with a slight haze. An attractive head forms and slowly settles to a thick cap. A lot of lacing is left down the glass.
A lot of hop aroma. Very herbal and spicy. The malt is detectable but mostly overpowered from the hops.
What I really like about this beer is the malt. Has a toasted, nutty quality. Definitely more highly hopped than a typical IPA from England. Bitterness is high and combines with the dry character of the beer making it slightly astringent. I would probably enjoy this beer more if its hops were cut by a third.
Light body with sufficient carbonation.to really liven the body without adding any harshness or thinning the beer.
Target hops are not my favorite English hops so I knew I would not be blown away with this beer but it still is a good effort. Now I have to track down the other version and compare it to this one.
Brief review of the 12/13/13 bottle date version.
Certainly darker in color. Clear amber color with a beautiful head. Looks like a winner. Not much difference in the aroma. Still very herbal and spicy. I think there is a big difference in the flavor. Tastes much more balanced and the hops actually are more bearable and compliments the malt which has a nice English characteristic. Much preferred this version of the beer but still over hopped. I would give it 4's straight across.
08-18-2013 18:19:58 | More by morimech
4.3/5 rDev +17.8%
12 oz. bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint
5.6% ABV, 60 IBUs
A - poured without hesitation, this lightly hazed golden honey IPA has a long-lasting off-white head that leaves sheets of lace on the glass as it drops.
S - Intoxicating upon first whiff, this IPA is immediately unique with it's abundance of English hops; tropical fruits emerge enveloped in earthiness, presenting themselves unlike any American hops have. Wood and lemongrass meld well with the light biscuity, honey drizzled malt.
T - Toasted biscuit brings a nice honey sweetness with it before being swept away by bitter English hops; floral and earthy with suggestions of mango rind and a trickle of grapefruit juice.
M - Another IPAs smooth body turns wonderfully dry and with it, the hop profile becomes even drier, finishing with moderate bitterness and lingering flavor.
O - Summit's Another IPA showcases toasted, biscuity English malts perfectly with bold English hops. They present themselves like American hops might with a strong presence but are completely unique in aroma and taste. Just wonderful!
08-03-2013 18:14:28 | More by BeerFMAndy
3.96/5 rDev +8.5%
Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a finger of fine white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of floral citrus and grassy hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is rich biscuit malt with grassy hops with a grapefruit rind aftertaste, citrus; finishes with lingering intense citrus hop bitterness without much herbal flavor. Medium bodied with pleasant carbontation. An interesting take on the English IPA style, more bitter than the traditional ones, but appropriate for a domestic IPA. I enjoyed trying a hop profile that is quite different than domestic IPAs. A nice change of pace IPA from a impressive brewer.
12-02-2013 01:57:10 | More by LiquidAmber
Another IPA from Summit Brewing Company
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