True Brit IPA | Summit Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
41
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
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 madelf66
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 98green
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

a good english ipa makes me happy, but it seems like nobody is drinking them these days, and because the trends have changed, less brewers are making them. its nice to find a good one like this, which is a little different in the style, but really tasty as they go. its a little lighter on the malt, not into that crystal and caramel color range, but with a robust biscuity grain complexion and enough body without the sweeter and richer malts. its also pretty hoppy as they go, more than just the grassy bitter finishing hop we are used to in the style, and seemingly more than the magnum and fuggles hop profiles that seem to dominate the style. i instead get a more aromatic hop here, a pinch of dried citrus, and an overall more oily and fresh nature to the hops that i am used to. almost like a northwestern pale meets an english ipa. the yeast is subtle here too, and the beer is very clean in that regard. nice medium body, plenty dry, and carbonated like a soda, it really drinks easy for the style, and i think is a good microcosm of what summit is all about, which in my head at least, is keeping the old school alive a little bit, but making beers with broad appeal to both old and new generations of craft beer drinkers. i really dug this one.

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

Photo of karlt
3.07/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MNAle
3.9/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Earthy, fruity aroma. Clear amber, moderate carbonation, 3/4 inch slightly off-white thick head, leaving sticky lacing. Earthy taste, following the aroma, with mild bittering from the hops in the middle and finish. Plenty of malt thickness in the mouth feel and taste in the foundation; well-balanced, plenty of earthy and floral flavor from the hops and bready flavor from the malts. Enjoyable and well-brewed. Much better than I recalled from a couple of years ago when I had my last True Brit. My memory is of a harsh beer, but this one is very nice... nicely balanced, nice hop flavor, just the right amount of bittering to balance the malts, and nice earthy, bready malts. This beer came along for the ride in Summit's IPA Collection box, and without that, I probably would never have bought another True Brit. Now, I'll likely be buying this again from time to time all on its own.

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Photo of charanraj92
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
3.12/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ANiklaus
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tempest
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh man, this beer is begging to be served on cask (I have a bottle). Smooth floral earthy hops roll over your tongue without any standout bright notes and there's an underlying brown toasty malt base. Mild fruit notes of a British ale play into the hops. A touch dry in the finish, and a little lighter bodied.

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Photo of bpkrippner
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malprep
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dms844
2.76/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moundbz
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AleMan66
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I poured this from a bottle into a clear teardrop glass. It pours a golden with a white one finger head. It's less bitter and less fruitier tha most IPAs. That's what sets it apart. It's solid!

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Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +12.2%
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 delta490
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear amber with a nice cap of foamy white head. The aroma is almost not there, just a hint of caramel. The taste is a little more robust with just a hint of hops. The body is lighter, a little fizzy, with a light dry finish

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Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drpimento
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not really a good beer. Aroma has a number of things going on, many not so good - a bit of funk, hint of hop and toffee, whiff of skunk. Flavor’s dominated by bitter, some malt and a tad of hop. Palate is dominated by bitter: too much.

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Photo of hegg4345
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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True Brit IPA from Summit Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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