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
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2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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 TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

So not much here stick with the summit red for something

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

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of roostor07
3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of tbone64
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Cramerican
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Captain_Chenko
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of matcris
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoy by date: 3/16/16. Reviewed on 11/29/15.

LOOKS: Poured into a Nonic pint glass, aggressive pour. About a finger of quickly dissipating white head. Tiny bubbles streaming up glass. Color is amber-to slightly red. Very clear beer.

AROMA: Cereal grains-malty, with a mild floral aroma. Touch of caramel. Almost smells like a tricked out pilsner....

TASTE: Hard one to describe. Pretty fair bitterness throughout sip and ends that way. Quite a bit of caramel to go with this sort of non descript bitterness. I'm not really picking up any familiar hops in the way of pine or citrus. A little of an earthy quality, like you find in Scotch ales and caramel and again that bitterness.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body. Not a dry beer until the (very) back end. Carbonation is medium light with this pour. I think I would pour this beer more slowly and take some added carbonation to help the flavors, over pouring fast and the small amount of head you get, and aroma.

Overall, Kind of non descript. Caramel and a mild bitterness. Not really a refreshing beer, a little heavy for that....just kind of....there. ..it's, above average.

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of andrew8626
3.04/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Sensei04
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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 zeledonia
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottled 30 December 2013, per the code on the label. Tasted 21 April 2014.

Pours a clear medium amber. One finger of whiteish head, decent retention and lacing. Thin column of bubbles in the center.

Smell is warm toasted malts and herbal hops. VERY malty, so much so that I don't think I'd even peg it as an English IPA. I find it generally dull (and I like subtlety).

Taste is a shade better than the smell. Balanced, smooth, and fairly clean, though the back-end bitterness has an odd edge to it. Hops are low, and what ones there are are herbal, kinda hay-like. Malts are buoyant, full, and toasty. Just enough hop bite that I know it's an IPA.

Feel is pretty good. Medium-bodied, expansive in the mouth. Carbonation is mid-level, which is fine. Lasts a little longer than average, fading into a mildly chalky drying bitter.

A meh beer. For this style to wow me, it's got to show some subtle depth, or really nice balance, or something. This is just kinda blah.

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Photo of ta_hagen
3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ilafan
3.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elliott1184
3.24/5  rDev -12%

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

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