Summadayze IPA
Darwin Brewing Company

Summadayze IPASummadayze IPA
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From:
Darwin Brewing Company
 
Florida, United States
Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 12.43%
Ratings:
96
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 14, 2022
Added:
Jul 01, 2014
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  25
SCORE
82
Good
Summadayze IPASummadayze IPA
Notes: A super-drinkable IPA that can be sold to beer lovers of all stripes. Hopped with a mix of Nugget, Cascade, Columbus and Zeus with notes of pineapple and grapefruit, the hops shine throughout while the beer maintains balance. Characteristics include subtle malt flavor, crisp dryness, and a white foam head. Designed for daily drinking in Florida, because as natives know, every day is a Summa-day.
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Photo of Parmesan
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

L: Pours a really dark yellow brown with a small white head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Notes of some papaya, caramel, a strong pi ey bitterness, almost some butterscotch, don't get a ton of tropical fruit, the Aroma is weird.

F: Good carbonation, medium body.

O: This just seems like a really strange IPA to me.

T: Some sweet tropical and notes of kumquat followed by a bit of caramel and butterscotch, like the taste better than the aroma but still a weird IPA.

F:

Feb 14, 2022
 
3.69 by NRMeadmore from Connecticut on May 12, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ruger_44-Redhawk from Idaho

Nice crystal amber color. Aroma of astringent, malt and a little apricot. Taste of heavy malt and hops.

Feb 24, 2020
 
4.26 by Steve78 from Florida on Aug 14, 2019
 
3.73 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Jun 11, 2019
 
3.69 by Z-man from Michigan on Feb 19, 2019
 
3.81 by Jeromedepot from New York on Jan 06, 2019
 
3.29 by MacStinson from Michigan on Dec 02, 2018
 
3.58 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2018
 
3.5 by Pete9094 from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2018
Photo of Weisenbeer
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Florida craft beer...hit or miss in my experience...this is mostly a "miss" in my estimation but not bad...not loving the after taste, but I'm drinking it with a pretty girl on the Venice Beach Pier in Florida

Jun 29, 2018
 
4 by greencovesteve from North Carolina on Apr 24, 2018
 
2 by jesusgorilla from Maine on Mar 26, 2018
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

A dark cherry amber color. Fairly large off-white head that disappeared quickly.
Sweet malt and citrus aroma.
Grapefruit and caramel taste.
Medium-bodied.
A bit underwhelming.

Feb 03, 2018
 
3.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Sep 07, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

Summadayze IPA – Florida West Coast IPA by Darwin Brewing Company at Charlie Mac's 404

Draft poured; faint hops to nose. Creamy feel w slight bitterness on palate. Enjoyable 7/1/17

Aug 20, 2017
 
4.16 by WangFire from Florida on Aug 14, 2017
 
3.82 by Pbarg from Florida on Jul 26, 2017
 
3.7 by moodyxc9 from Ohio on Jul 03, 2017
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3.64/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Retroman40 from Florida

Very hazy with a persistent head. Decent enough malt flavor with citrus hop notes. A bit yeasty for me but tolerable. Just a hint of alcohol heat in the finish. Overall a good, solid mid-pack IPA. Not sure I would seek it out but I certainly wouldn't turn one down!

Jun 30, 2017
 
2.58 by sendbeer from Georgia on Jun 18, 2017
 
4.24 by Larry6799 from Massachusetts on Apr 04, 2017
 
3.67 by MAJ85 from Georgia on Mar 10, 2017
 
3.5 by Mattymystique from Massachusetts on Mar 04, 2017
 
3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey on Feb 26, 2017
 
3.7 by Jerid from Florida on Feb 26, 2017
 
2.92 by Dog from New Jersey on Feb 24, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a nonic pint glass.

A: Crystal clear gold with lots of visible carbonation. A half-finger of white head forms but doesn't stick around. This is pretty for sure.

S: Grassy and tropical fruit hoppiness up front, with lesser notes of citrus and dank. Light cracker malt body. Not a bad aroma, but nothing inspiring or exciting.

T: Citrusy orange and lemon, with less tropical fruits. Mild dank, herbal, and grassy. There's mild mint flavor as well. A light cracker body mostly stays out of the way, but there's a minerally or hard water character I don't care for here. Citrus pith bitterness lasts after the swallow.

M: Light body, good carbonation, and fairly low alcohol presence for style.

O: Not a bad beer, but I had higher hopes for a canned IPA that unfortunately were dashed. Nothing that I'd seek out, especially after I cracked a Guayabera after this...and the the difference was dramatic.

Feb 09, 2017
 
3.88 by scottyshades from Florida on Dec 31, 2016
 
3.64 by Roguer from Connecticut on Dec 24, 2016
 
3.75 by nickfl from Florida on Nov 17, 2016
 
3.75 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Oct 30, 2016
 
3.85 by SFC21 from Florida on Oct 18, 2016
 
3.77 by Boone757 from Virginia on Oct 05, 2016
 
3.75 by Griphon from Florida on Sep 15, 2016
 
3.58 by Brewsed from North Carolina on Sep 06, 2016
 
4.59 by DrBill1962 from Florida on Jul 24, 2016
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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by a0lbudman from Alabama

L-a clear dark golden color with a good white head that lingers
S-a pine and citrus with a slight sweet aroma that might be pineapple
T-at first sip you get a malt with almost no hops, but then on the aftertaste the hop hits hard with a pine flavor that stays with you
F-light body and medium carbonation
O-a great beer that is different than most IPAs because the hard hop taste sneaks up on you in the aftertaste

Jul 23, 2016
 
3.75 by izzyismyrott from Indiana on Jul 10, 2016
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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjgator3 from Florida

12oz can poured into a snifter. The darker color (a dark yellow/orangish color) and aroma suggests there is a lot more malts than your typical IPA. The hops are floral with hints of citrus with some soapy notes as well. The taste is balanced between bisquity/bready malts with the hops coming in to the finish. Overall, a decent local Florida IPA.

Jun 18, 2016
Summadayze IPA from Darwin Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 96 ratings