Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale | Peak Organic Brewing Company

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Peak Organic Fall Summit AlePeak Organic Fall Summit Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Peak Organic Brewing Company
Maine, United States
peakbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This autumn ale is a showcase of the mighty Summit hop. Our friend Jason grows amazing Summits that combine pine, spice and captivating citrus aromas. A good dose of toasted malts provides warm, rich flavors to contrast the hops on the front palate. Cold fermentation gives a surprisingly crisp finish. We hope you enjoy this unique fall brew.

64 IBU

Added by obireidkenobi on 09-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
154
Reviews:
62
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.93%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
13
For Trade:
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4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrbauernfeind
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fusion7777
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HollandTunnels
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soupyman10
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep amber/pale brown with a reddish hue producing a shy 2 fingers of moderately lasting, khaki, frothy head that leaves a clumpy rings & streaks of webby lacing. Aroma is citrus, floral & pine hops backed by toffee & caramel. This is one of the hoppiest Amber ales in the nose I have ever encountered & aptly so since it is named after a hop variety. Taste is a disappointment after the promise of the nose being much less robust & a little thin. Much more malty than the nose as would be expected for the style but more hoppy & not quite as malty as you would expect an amber to be. The mouth produces notes of dark bread, caramel, toast, fruit & nuts followed by pine, citrus & floral hops. The sip finishes dry with caramel, roast, spice, pepper & an increasing hop bitterness. Afrertaste is a dry, astringent & bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, dry, prickly with a pleasant astringency. The most bitterness I have encountered in a Amber since Ballast Point's Calico.

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3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Pours a medium amber. Crystal clear all the way through. Short lasting white head.
Aroma: Very hop forward. In fact, so hop forward I'm almost inclined to think they bottled an IPA by accident.
Taste: Citrusy hops, dry malts. Not a ton of flavor.
Feel: Medium bodied; foams up in the mouth. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Not so sure what is so "fall" about this beer. Average all around.

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4.36/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajilllau
4.17/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from the bottle from a sample package. Has a great citrusy, flowery smell and a flowery taste with the same lingering finish. The taste was not what I was expecting with the binge being a fall beer. I would put this beer on draft at my bar.

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3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucular
3.27/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bplabernie
2.79/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a persistent foam on the top of the brew.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a roasted malt smell mixed with a little bit of caramel. Along with these aromas comes some light smells of an herbal and pine smell.

Taste- The taste begins with a somewhat roasty and lightly caramel tinted, but overall drier taste. As the taste moves on, it dries out even more, with much of the caramel fading and being replaced by more roast and a bit of a grainy taste. Toward the middle and the end of the taste profile some decently strong flavor of a herbal and grassy nature come to the tongue. These combined with a little bit of a return of some caramel and some new molasses flavors, to leave one with a still rather dry, but slightly sweetened roasty, and decently hopped (at least for an amber) taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is on the average with a carbonation level that is average as well. Overall the feel was appropriate for the style and the abv. and made for a rather easy drinking brew.

Overall – Nothing too special, but nothing really off about it either. Just and alright brew overall.

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3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.6/5  rDev +25.7%

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Peak Organic Fall Summit Ale from Peak Organic Brewing Company
3.66 out of 5 based on 154 ratings.
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