Summit Double IPA | Nodding Head Brewery

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Nodding Head Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Gavage on 07-08-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of tempest
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Those certainly are Summit hops, and while they're tasty and can carry a smaller beer by themselves, I want more out of a DIPA. Really, it is quite tasty with a crisp mix of citrus and pepper. The juicy citrus provide a background taste for the lighter more subtle hops notes. The malt mostly provides balance without and real flavor, but I could go for some more bitterness in this DIPA.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sticky pine hop nose. Clear orange amber. White head. Perfume nose. Sweer flavor. Perfume influenced. Grass is in there as well. Seems a little unbalanced. Feel is with a good carbonation and a decent enough liquid tone. Too sticky though. Overall an okay DIPA. Seems a bit green.

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Photo of Gavage
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear orange in color with a 3" head that lasts forever. Thick lacing paints the glass.

Smell: huge malt sweetness, citrus, and bitterness are all easily detectable by the nose.

Taste: this is not a DIPA for the timid. Summit hops bring out a strong bitterness here. Nice malt profile balances out the strong bitterness, and some orange citrus and hints of alcohol rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: smooth from the start, dry and smooth at the finish. Bitterness lasts long into the aftertaste. Heavy in body.

Drinkability: despite the biggness of this beer I found it to be quite drinkable.Your tongue feels like you licked a rug (think dryness here) after two pints of this stuff, but this is a beer you should try while it is available. One of the best beer I have had at NH over the years.

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Summit Double IPA from Nodding Head Brewery
3.86 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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