Summit Frost Line Rye | Summit Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
208 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Summit Frost Line RyeSummit Frost Line Rye
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by vespahulb on 01-27-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
208
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of MNipa
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had a Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye (BA 100) last week and this beer is in that same class. Hoppy, refreshing and overall very satisfying. I had a pint with dinner and stopped at the beer store to pick up a 6-pack on the way home and they did not have it so I picked up a Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye - it was good but not as good as the Summit Frost Line. The previous Unchained Rye had over the top rye flavor and it was almost undrinkable. This version is AWESOME! Great work Summit!

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Piercan
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Phocéen said it better than I ever could. My rating will be as close to his as it could be, and I can only copy and repeat his review :
《 Pours a dark amber-brown with a couple fingers of foamy off-white head. Decent retention and good lacing.
Aroma is a good balance of malt and hops. Chocolate malts are pretty evident with a big, roasty flavor. Actually, this is a fairly complicated malt bill; aside from the chocolate and spicy rye, there's a decent caramel kick as well. Malts dominate, but barely; a distinctive Citra citrus hoppiness along with some pine resin also comes through. There's something else in there giving big, earthy, tobacco and grassy flavors that seems quite bizarre, but very appealing.
Flavor mostly follows the nose, but a lot cleaner and crisper than expected. Spicy (hoppy and rye) and floral with a decent amount of Citra hoppiness. Dark malts are neither astringent nor chalky, but nonetheless give a decent roasty flavor. Very clean and well-balanced finish...
Crisp, refreshing, yet substantial.
(...) Well-balanced and also in-between-styles; delicious and frighteningly drinkable. 》

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4.36/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall Summit pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of off white head which slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Smell: A toasty and nicely spicy malt forward aroma with big hints of rye spice, caramel, and slight citrus. Pale and toasted malt with upfront hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, toasted bread, chocolate, and cracker. Huge scent of rye spice throughout. Mild hop presence with some earthy and floral hints and some light hints of citrus orange and lemon zest. A pretty good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a spicy, toasty, and lightly fruity malt driven taste with lots of rye spicing and caramel. Pale and toasted malts with some good notes of biscuit, grains, toast, caramel, toffee, chocolate, coffee, and crackers. Big taste of the rye spicing dominates. Hops in the background with some floral and earthy notes. Citrus fruit notes of orange and some lemon zest. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Nicely spicy and creamy with a smooth drying finish.

Overall: A really good new Rye beer from Summit. Really nice rye spice presence with some good subtle notes of fruit and chocolate.

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Photo of TheSSG
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dense, off-white head with great persistence. A HUGELY aromatic mix of floral hops and rye. Crystal clear burnt umber color. A deep, rich rye malt with bright, grapefruit hop bitterness cutting right through it - quite the start. Peaks into a grapefruit, yet floral hoppiness as the rye malt builds and comes back. The finish is lingering hop bitterness and spicy rye.

Jesus, this is awesome. It is PERFECTLY hoppy (a great balance of hop aroma, flavor, and balanced bitterness), and JUST aggressive enough with the rye to cut through the hops. Masterfully balanced; not too hoppy, not too malty. I highly recommend this.

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Photo of Phocion
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle dated enjoy by 5/18/15, consumed 2/6/15. Pours a dark amber-brown with a couple fingers of foamy off-white head. Decent retention and good lacing.

Aroma is a good balance of malt and hops. Chocolate malts are pretty evident with a big, roasty flavor. Actually, this is a fairly complicated malt bill; aside from the chocolate and spicy rye, there's a decent caramel kick as well. Malts dominate, but barely; a distinctive Citra citrus hoppiness along with some pine resin also comes through. There's something else in there giving big, earthy, tobacco and grassy flavors that seems quite bizarre, but very appealing.

Flavor mostly follows the nose, but a lot cleaner and crisper than expected. Spicy (hoppy and rye) and floral with a decent amount of Citra hoppiness. Dark malts are neither astringent nor chalky, but nonetheless give a decent roasty flavor. Very clean and well-balanced finish.

Medium body and moderately carbonated. Crisp, refreshing, yet substantial.

I can't believe I didn't try this when it came out last winter (or spring, or "in-between-seasons" as Summit calls it). Very well-balanced and also in-between-styles, but delicious and frighteningly drinkable. Worth a shot.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours brilliant brown with a spicy nose with a touch of roast. The palate is creamy with light roast, a hint of chocolate and spicy rye flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Tasty and drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Summit Frost Line Rye from Summit Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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