True Brit IPA | Summit Brewing Company

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True Brit IPATrue Brit IPA
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True Brit IPATrue Brit IPA

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The classic Summit India Pale Ale without the Special B malt and 33% increase in dry hopping.

Added by morimech on 02-04-2014

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Ratings: 165 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Lupigrant
4.54/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of kbeck001
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great! Highly recommended! A great IPA!

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Photo of Kazahkstan
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a 12 Oz bottle into a beer mug.
Look: Hazy and a light gold, with a thick two-finger white head that leaves a heavy lacing.
Smell: Bright and mildly hoppy, very sweet with strong bread malt.
Taste: Light floral and citrus hops are quickly overtaken by a sweet malt reminiscent of bread yeast. Light but still flavorful, light on the IBUs unlike some IPAs. decent hop body and fantastic integration of sweet and bitter.
Feel: Very easy to drink this 6% beer. It avoids an unpleasant dryness in the aftertaste that many IPAs suffer from. Perfect for hot days like today.
Overall: Very solid beer. Semi-strong ABV, light but flavorful, pleasantly malty, and refreshing. Even better on tap. Recommended to anybody, even those not huge on American IPAs.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at the Pig & Fiddle L: Pours gold with a light copper tint, 1” foam cap, has a bit of haze. S: Spicy light fruit and biscuit with a trace of earthiness. T: Fruit and spice sweetened by caramel. F: Medium to medium light body and medium carbonation. O: this is an easy drinking beer with a real British character.

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Photo of bwiechmann
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Beer4Mike
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of krowman2652
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good local brew. All of their beers are above average to excellent.

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Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy amber color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of earthiness, caramel malt, slight tea, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of spicy hops. Fits the style of an English IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of earthiness, caramel malt, slight tea, hint of rye, slight floral hops, hint of sweet malt, and a hint of spicy hops. Overall, good appearance, feel, body, and blend.

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Photo of thedifferencemaker
4.24/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KarlHungus
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Summit True Brit IPA pours a clear reddish-orange color. The head is a half inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice rings of lacing down the glass. The aroma is appropriately balanced for an English-style IPA. There is a strong earthy hops presence, but there is an ample amount of malty caramel and toffee to round it out. The taste leans more on the hops with very nice earthy and floral notes. The malt provides a strong backing without getting in the way of the hops. Bitterness is relegated to the finish where it lingers. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a good example of a style that is all too often overlooked by American brewers. I see myself drinking it often.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.19/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Although I'm not sure I've tried this style of IPA before, I'm sure I'll be in for a treat. Or a surprise. Or...

Appearance : The head is gelatinous and huge, three fingers, capping off the top of the glass. It recedes to 1 finger and leaves lots of evidence of its prior height. The body is dark orange/iced tea colored, mostly opaque probably about 80%.

Smell : Lots of fresh cut orange, perhaps even a touch of Mandarin. A good dose of grapefruit flesh minces in, with a faint slap of dirty hop and sweat sock. Bouquet is medium to strong. I like the fruit in the nose.

Flavor : Holy smokes, this is actually REALLY good. Orange Julius-like smoothie flavors, both at the forefront and the end, (by and large very creamy and fruity) and the hop is not intense but present with a sharpness and slight bitterness. The resolve has ghostly remnants of hop bitterness, but mostly just the leftovers of an orange peel at the roof of the mouth. It is really not too hoppy or too bitter, but balanced and calm. The bitter comes from orange peel mostly.

Feel : Creamy, and honestly I felt pulp on the first sip? Could be my imagination, but I wasn't expecting it, so take that for what its worth. A very orangey, fruity, creamy beer. The end is slightly dry but mostly still wet and creamy.

Overall : This beer kicked ass. I'd have it again.

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4.13/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this from the 12oz brown bottle in a mug chilled.

The color is a clear golden with thick cream of 2 fingers with fine bead and lasting retention.
The aroma is fruity from the yeast ester with a more herbal hop scent and slight malt smell. The feel is more bitter than the aroma lets on with mild malt backing that adds some sweetness with a spicy hop profile.

The taste is very good - plenty of hop flavor without a lot of malt to obscure with a peppery flavor and slight yeast with a pear-like taste that is complimentary. This is not as according to style as you may expect considering the name, but I think it is a very good IPA regardless.

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Photo of hjmayniac
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a lot of rising bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing.

Smell: An earthy and toasty balanced English style aroma with a nice mix of spicy hops and malt. Earthy and floral hops with hints of grass, pine, and spice. Light citrus hints of lemon and orange. Toasted malt with bready hints of biscuit, caramel, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid balanced aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a well balanced mix of earthy and floral hops with sweet caramel malt. Floral and earthy hops with some notes of grass and pine along with a little spice. Subtle citrus hop notes of lemon zest and orange. Bready toasted malt with notes of biscuit, sweet caramel, yeast, and cracker. A nice balanced English taste.

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

Overall: A pretty solid take on an English style IPA. Good balance of spicy hops and sweet malt.

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4.04/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of charanraj92
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

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True Brit IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 165 ratings