Summit Single Hop IPA | Mikkeller ApS

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Summit Single Hop IPASummit Single Hop IPA
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Summit Single Hop IPASummit Single Hop IPA

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ADZA on 02-25-2012

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Photo of Ryanm1
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For an ipa I'd rate this above average. You might hold it against me since it was aged a couple of years after bottling. Originally going for $6.99 this brew is very bready. It has some sweet malt texture like a brown ale not like that of a stout. It is very clear at the finish with not a lot hoppy bitterness. No district hoppy bitterness permeating through.

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Photo of jeremy3311
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of kojevergas
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Brown glass bottle with simple purple label acquired for 13 zloty at a Krakow bottle shop and served into a pilsner glass in me friend's gaff there. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewer (my favourite). Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 fingers wide. Off-white colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Decent complexion and consistency. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Head retention is well above average - about 4 minutes.

BODY: Dark copper of average vibrance. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible. Translucent.

Appears adequately carbonated. Not unique or special appearance.

AROMA: Pale malts, hints of caramalt, floral hop notes, herbal hops, and some mild bitterness.

No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

Overall, it's a somewhat pleasant aroma of average strength.

TASTE: Overly herbal, with some unbecoming caramalt sweetness and bubblegum. Pale malts. Barley.

It's not real complex, subtle, intricate, or nuanced. Average depth, duration, intensity, and amplitude of flavour. It's fairly balanced. Not well built, but cohesive. Not gestalt.

I do like it.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, overcarbonated, medium-bodied, fairly thick, and unrefreshing.

Okay presence on the palate overall. Doesn't complement the taste all that well. Decently executed.

OVERALL: Drinkable, but a bit boring. It's decent, but I wouldn't buy it again. Not Mikkel's best work. I'm not all that pleased with this purchase, but I've definitely had worse.


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Photo of Rutager
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Dduquette
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of psoriasaurus
5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another nifty find at Beer Revolution, had a pint that arrived a cloudy, muddy reddish amber color (quite dark), smelling of medicinal honey, gummy candy, light molasses, a floral perfume (violets?), grapefruit rind. Was expecting something more green and fruity but its cool to be surprised sometimes. Tastes rather malty, rich, and dark to me, with caramels, plums, and bread crusts predominating initially but OK, here comes the Summit ... Fermented tropical fruit juices, grapefruit, gin-like aromatic notes like juniper (maybe?), a peppery spice. A hint of green onion. Again, not a citrus bomb but still quite oily and coats the mouth admirably. Leaves a long earthy, bitter finish that includes dry wood and minerals. Does get quite piney as you go, numbing the mouth, and almost a tad puckering in its tanninicity (yes, that's a real word). Unique. The flavors do meld together and the beer is a bit of a mess, but oh well. Do not expect something that tastes like a C-hop ... YMMV of course.

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Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of beholder_pl
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of timmy2b
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark orange color with a one inch head of nice cream/white foam that lasted very well. Smells of some pine, a little citrus. Has a nice bitterness with pine taste to it. Every couple sips I got a hint of citrus but more pine. Very smooth malt which counters the bitterness and does not leave a lasting aftertaste. Light in the mouth and very easy to sip on. Would buy again!

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of rogerdandy
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. Been a while since I've encountered a new single-hop IPA from Mikkeller.

This beer pours a murky dark bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of ebullient, frothy, and eventually caked ecru head, which leaves some sudsy soap-scum lace around the glass as things heave southwards.

It smells of bittersweet white grapefruit and orange rind, a touch of leafy, acrid pine, tame bready, slightly crackery pale malt, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is big and perfumed, the floral hop notes and free range booze kicking things off with a bang, followed up quickly by more grapefruit, lemon, and blood orange fruitiness, bready pale malt, a gin-like pine essence, house yeast, flinty minerals, and a basic down-home earthiness.

The carbonation is even and generally unassuming, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and a wee bit tight in its otherwise unassailed smoothness. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness not quite having given up its sweetness in toto, the malt still mostly playing under the radar, and the herbal, piney hops riding things out without much fuss.

Another agreeable single-hopped lab experiment, this time with the Summit hop. I'm not getting a lot of the purported tangerine qualities, but despite that, this is a duly quaffable affair, the bitterness kept well on the down low, and the near 7 points of alcohol well obfuscated. Worthy of a go, to suss out this particular hop, or to just enjoy a pleasant IPA.

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Photo of gnikola
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of RolandoHH
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of drpimento
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

It's with a heavy heart that I score this way. Seems to me that the hops are oxidized. Served at a good temperature with a giant, cream colored, foamy, frothy, very long lasting head and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber copper. Aroma is malt, oak, caramel, wet cardboard? Flavor's are similar to nose with cashed hop up front, followed by sweet malt. Hop isn't totally gone, still has a bit of freshness. Body/carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, short lived, leaves me yearning for a fresh one.

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Photo of saeh
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JavierGC
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Summit Single Hop IPA from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 34 ratings