When will Summit brew a DIPA?

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by Hop-Droppen-Roll, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Summit's got one of the most impressive and underappreciated style portfolios around, IMHO - they're not afraid to push it with some less-common old fashioned styles - that being said, I know they're trying to break into some of the trends in craft - cans are finally on their way, but they're not pounders! They're clearly in on the IPA thing, as evidenced by the Horizon Red name change - but where the heck is their DIPA?? You KNOW it's going to kick ass when it drops, but they don't even seem to have one in the works! Anyone else given any thought to this?
  2. MNMike

    MNMike Savant (280) Minnesota Dec 3, 2013

    it'll be called SuperSaga
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  3. Chaz

    Chaz Champion (880) Minnesota Feb 3, 2002

    Like this one? Oh, I forgot, that wasn't really a DIPA and wasn't even 10%... maybe they're just playing coy?
  4. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (370) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    Not soon enough IMO. I just discovered Im a big fan of their Rye that was just released. I didnt know how much I like rye beer. Good thing I can get it in a cheap 12 pack!

    If it follows their trend it should be a kick ass DIPA 12 pack for ~$17? sounds like a winner to me! Summit has been kicking ass lately. (kicking ass in general, but more so lately)
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  5. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    Do they have a new sample 12 pack with the new packaging? If so what are the beers?
  6. Perfect. Saga Genesis would also be acceptable.
  7. I'm super excited to try Frost Line. I haven't had a rye beer to date, and wish very much that SN Ruthless came in a 6er so I could try that one and Frost Line together. I'll likely end up getting a 12 of each.
  8. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (370) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    I like frostline much more than ruthless. There's nothing wrong with ruthless, it just doesnt flip my cookie like Frostline.

    And LOL at Saga Genesis. That would be a Fing awesome name

    @McRyan I think they do have a new sampler (like 90% sure), though I dont remember whats in it. I believe the Rye is.
  9. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (550) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    o_O It does come in 6-packs. cheers.
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  10. TooGood

    TooGood Champion (785) Minnesota Jan 28, 2014

    They need to start bottling their Oatmeal Stout first! That is one awesome beer, but hard to find as it is on tap only.
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  11. The spring sampler has the new packaging. It includes EPA, Porter, True Brit IPA (renamed and slightly tweaked original Summit IPA), and Maibock.
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  12. I was disappointed the rye didn't come in the sampler.

    The sampler pack is also a deceptively similar color to the Frost Line 12pks and while in a hurry I accidentally purchased one when I was intending to get the rye. Didn't realize til I got home and had opened the box. Oh well, I love their porter and maibock (EPA and IPA are solid too), so I wasn't too sad...
  13. McRyan

    McRyan Savant (255) Minnesota Jul 25, 2012

    This isn't the True Brit recipe that won a medal at GABF?
  14. 'Sup!

    Re: A Summitfied DIPA. There is no hard-and-fast plan to have a DIPA brewed, but between the Unchained Series, Union Series and new packaging options - there's plenty of room for one. Plus, Damo and the Brew Crew have been brewing with a lot of new experimental hops from HBC and HopSteiner. So..... cross your fingers. Union #4?

    Re: True Brit IPA recipe. It is basically the same recipe that won a medal at GABF. It's been tweaked a small bit removing the Special B from the malt bill and bumping up some of the hops (more Fuggles, yo!). The end result of those moves is a slightly lighter-colored and -bodied beer with an even nicer hop character. We are also now polish filtering the beer for a much more brilliant end-product.

    Spring Samplers are a great way to get your Maibock before full 6- and 12-pack (and draught) release of it later in the spring. It looks like this here:[​IMG]

    Also be on the look out for Unchained 15: Fest Bier, a low-ish alcohol springtime take on a Märzen Style beer brewed in late December by Nate Siats and now nearing the end of its eight-week lagering.
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  15. Baudette

    Baudette Aficionado (160) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    I'd like to see them brew a dopplebock.
  16. Eric Harper brewed a Doppelbock on the Pilot System. It will be on tap this Saturday 2/22/14 from 4-9pm as part of our Summit / Stegman's Old Boys FC Polar Plunge fundraiser. 50% of ALL beer sales go toward out Plunge for the Special Olympics MN. Please spread the word. More details of the beer here:
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  17. Thanks for addressing our questions! Big fan and proud supporter here - wearing a Summit shirt as we type.
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  18. MCImes

    MCImes Savant (370) Connecticut Dec 31, 2010

    A one off batch wont cut it! we want a semi regular DIPA from you! (seasonal or something with more than 1 batch please. your extra tasty union stout sold out right away! I think we all want more of that too)

    Very cool that its on your mind though. We all look forward to it when it comes. Thanks for chiming in
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  19. Baudette

    Baudette Aficionado (160) Minnesota Dec 22, 2007

    No mention of bottles.
    tap only? or did I miss it in the video?
  20. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    So, if they brewed a triple-IPA, would it be called Saga CD (and be a relative flop)?
  21. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Savant (345) Iowa Aug 23, 2013

    Ya know.... I'm a huge SN Torpedo fan. But, I have to say Saga is just as good if not better. A DIPA from Summitt would be Most Welcome.
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  22. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Savant (270) Minnesota Jan 9, 2007

    I think you're looking for Saga Dreamcast for the flop.
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  23. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Advocate (515) Minnesota Apr 30, 2010

    That, too!
  24. I'd like to see a T.V. ad for Sage Genesis - SAGA!!!
  25. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (550) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Nah, it would be the Sega 32X :D
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  26. Beer Hall Exclusives are/will be only available on draught at the Summit Beer Hall. And there's a bunch of them in the works for 2014.
  27. opwog

    opwog Advocate (605) Minnesota Jun 16, 2008

    Saga On The Loose DIPA

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