Horizon Red IPA | Summit Brewing Company

Horizon Red IPAHorizon Red IPA
BA SCORE
61.7%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 214 ratings
Horizon Red IPAHorizon Red IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Change from Horizon Red Ale. Addition of Mosaic hops and IBU levels. Changes in malts to make it an IPA.

Added by morimech on 02-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,386
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
214
Liked:
132
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
10.67%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Stofko1992
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aemowgli
2.83/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: opaque reddish brown with ruby highlights around the edges. Rapidly rising bubbles support a 1" cream colored rocky foam column with good retention. The beer is moderately lacy.

S: Grain, lightly caramelized malt, spice and slightly earthy aromas rise from the glass with traces of resin, spice and tropical fruit.

T: layers of malt flavors with nutty biscuit, traces of caramel, grainy spice and kettle sugars balanced by tropical, spicy hop flavors.

F: This full flavored beer has a creamy, medium body and medium carbonation.

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Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MNAle
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color with a tall off-white head, creamy and bubbly, receding slowly leaving plenty of lacing as you drink. Strong caramel and citrus aroma. Medium mouth feel. Initial taste is citrus, caramel, and biscuit with moderate piney bittering present. The piney bittering remains into the aftertaste, but it is well balanced by the biscuit and caramel malts. The brewer says this beer is a "hybrid that blurs the boundaries between IPA and Amber styles," and that it is. Probably not hop-forward enough to please the true West Coast style hop head, but it is very tasty, and very nicely balanced with just enough piney hops to qualify as an American IPA.

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Photo of ANiklaus
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLuckiestMan
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep coppery red hue. Fluffy head.
Scent: deep pine, citrus, bread.
Taste: medium bitterness, moderately strong hop profile without overwhelming the beer.
Feel: fairly bright carbonation, very dry woody finish.
Overall: A good hop forward IPA with notable bitterness. Summit has built its tiny empire on well built, drinkable beers with a respect for tradition (no gimmicky shite). This beer fits that mold...a beer with good bones. Not a personal favorite in the IPA category, mouthfeel is a little too drying but a good beer and quite hoppy without being obnoxious. If you like IPA I think you'll like it. Cheers.

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Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a medium brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is floral, light pine. Taste is caramel malts, pine, some floral notes, light bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking and decent beer.

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Photo of Dms844
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chaz
3.41/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark bronze-red in color, exhibiting excellent clarity and an offwhite to light tan head.

BIG blast of floral hops on the nose. A bit fruity (not quite tropical... ) and rather juicy.

Lightly sweet and floral on the first sip, with some biscuit malt character shining through midway through. Dry in the finish, and almost but not quite astringent. Good carbonation and mouthfeel.

Very good aromatic qualities in both the malt and hops used, making for very well-rounded and great drinking beer. I reckon the IBU to be between 60 and 80 or so, which may be middle of the road for today's various IPA styles. It's definitely not "too bitter!", but it's assertive enough.

Horizon Red is by now an older recipe from Summit, and it worth throwing into the mix every so often to throw your IPA-nut friends for a loop!

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Photo of delta490
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep clear red with a slight brown tint and big light tan head. It has great retention and leaves mostly soapy laps all lacing. The aroma is nicely balanced, with both caramel malt and a light pine hops. The taste is similar but not quite as assertive. It is medium bodied with just slight carbonation and a relatively smooth finish.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraigP83
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark auburn. Hints of fruit on the nose a bit of rye spiciness. Thoroughly average red ipa

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Photo of dfillius
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigAl18
3.42/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Turbo
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kazahkstan
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz. bottle into IPA glass.
Look: Pours a dark amber red with a one-finger foam head, moderate to heavy lacing as the head quickly dissipates. Carbonation bubbles are consistently rising to the top.
Smell: Strong smell of crisp, piney hops, maybe Cascade or Golden, citrus undertones and a moderate malt
Taste: Slightly sweet, taste of semi-bitter mouthwatering IPA hops, leading into noticeably sweet malt
Feel: Heavy carbonation, semi-bitter, moderately refreshing and a little bit of warming in the chest as the glass goes down
Overall: A solid beer, good combo of summery IPA and Irish Red reminiscent of early fall beers. Good hop character, sweet malt, moderate abv, and refreshing taste. Definitely would recommend to anybody who likes IPA.

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Photo of Josholson666
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Horizon Red IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 61.7% out of 100 with 214 ratings
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