True Brit IPA | Summit Brewing Company

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True Brit IPATrue Brit IPA
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
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0
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Ratings: 162 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of Kazahkstan
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
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 krowman2652
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
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 bsp77
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very fruity aroma, with some bread dough, caramel and light English hops. The taste has some caramel, toast and fruit, with a spicy, herbal bitterness that comes through especially at the finish. Moderately high carbonation, medium body, very dry finish. Good example of an English IPA.

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Photo of MaillardRx
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarlHungus
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
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 thedifferencemaker
4.24/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wer34truh
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very enjoyable and earthy styled IPA. Top notch drinkability.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.92/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MeganandDana
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lupigrant
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hendrick24
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArfArf
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Been out for a while, but just now geting around to trying one as part of the winter variety pack. A nice IPA pour and light head. A nice simple taste, you can tell this one is just trying to be an IPA. Hard to recall my British working years, now decades ago, but the taste seems right. light carbonation, better as it warms and smooth aftertaste from the hops. I'm not seen this one outside the variety packs, but even then would only seek it out once in a while. Good back porch beer with a meal from the grill.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hjmayniac
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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Photo of dcotom
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoosier222002
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
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 Greels
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.29/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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