High Sticke Alt | Summit Brewing Company

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4.06/5
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25 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
With big aromas of stone fruit and toffee, plus a slap shot of spicy hop flavor and assertive bitterness, Summit High Sticke Alt returns from an all-star season in 2017 to run the rink again this year. Cross-checking, throwing elbows, talking trash — the beer just does what needs to be done. Deep copper in color, traces of toast, caramel, and biscuit come from a complex blend of German malts, while a huge hop load and a long period of cold conditioning result in crisp, refreshing drinkability.

Added by ZAP on 11-05-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,098
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
25
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Turbo
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopliteMpls612
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Never was a huge fan of the style but this was surprisingly excellent. Most impressive was the extremely complex flavor profile. Very bitter, with notes of nuts, dark bread, and caramel.

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Photo of jenrhart
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsp77
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimmah120
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from the winter sampler pack

No head (that sticks around, anyway) with a chocolate color and med. translucency. Smell is oats and numbing hop. Taste is buttery hazelnut with emphasis on the butter. Hop flavor is dancing around the edges, more of a slightly bittering presence than a flavor.

Good, but it isn't my style

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of barnzy78
3.61/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Great name!
12oz bottle, enjoy by 03/16/18
Thick foamy ivory head slowly fades atop a brown colored body. Very earthy aroma; a bit fruity as it warms. Big malty flavors with herbal earthy hops and yeast; notes of bread crust, grain, peppery spice in the mix as well. Medium body, moderately bitter on the finish. Good example of the style.

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Photo of MNAle
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rich grain and dark fruit aroma. Dark brown/ruby with a tall, thick, creamy-appearing head, leaving lots of lacing as it slowly recedes. Good body. Initial taste is malty grain, bread. Hops contribue just a bit of bittering to balance things. The middle flavors are lots of rich bread, grain, a touch roasty. Aftertaste lingers with as slightly bitter and herbal. Without reading the information about this beer, you would never know it was 7.5%... very easy drinking.

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Photo of inbierveritas
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lundste
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrUse
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Khaki head with lace. Copper brown color.

Caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Malty with biscuit and nutty notes. Some of the abv shows. It is a strong alt.

Medium bodied with a smooth feel. I like it, but an alt shouldn't be this strong imo.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i like this one. a lot.

brown. not a lot of head.

grainy and herbal in the nose and mouth. i get a vinous note at the end like concord grapes with a bitter hop finish.

medium body. 7.5% is not obvious, but it's certainly not a thin, weak beer for this time of year.

great stuff.

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Photo of krowman2652
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I bought the Summit Brewery Penalty Box variety pack. I like this new brew a lot. I am not a connoisseur of craft beer, but it tastes a lot like Summit Winter Ale to me with a little more of a kick. Which is OK.

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Photo of evanschaaf
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yat282
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of morimech
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark red color with a finger of head. Plenty of lacing left down the glass. Aroma of musty grain, dark fruit, and herbal hops. Flavor of bread, musty grain, light fruitiness, with moderate herbal bitterness. Medium body that thins at the finish. Nice carbonation and easy drinking for the ABV.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elec
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason
4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Pours a brilliant deep garnet hue with a lush off white head on top. Massive malt character. Grainy, grassy, toasted, and biscuity ... perhaps even a kiss of slight roastiness. Ample hop bitterness is simply there to give balance and its herbal tone compliments throughout. Warming but no fruitiness, clean from start to finish. An exceptional brew to say the least.

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Photo of ZAP
4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L-Deep copper colored

S-A lot of german malt flavor...grainy, biscuity, bready...light dark fruits..

T-Really impressed with the rich maltiness of this...again....biscuits, bread...grains...light dark fruitiness. Hops add just a subtle floral touch..I like how this leans to the malt. I'm not sure if a Sticke Alt is supposed to or not but I like it.

F-Medium bodied...for the ABV it is highly drinkable.

O_Excellent Alt. Love it.

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High Sticke Alt from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 25 ratings