High Sticke Alt
Summit Brewing Company

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From:
Summit Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
Altbier
Ranked #14
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,199
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 6.72%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
25
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2021
Added:
Nov 05, 2017
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  9
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.04 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can. Stamped dating on can bottom is 'EB 07/04/21'.
Clear, deep amber colored body. Persistent off white head. Leaves behind rings and partial sheets of lacing.
Aroma is faint, but expresses toffee and dates.
Taste is is toasted malts at first and then goes to a piney hops flavor and bitter ending. With a couple of sips the toffee and dates/prunes/apricot come out. Has a rather dry ending.
Fuller mouth feel, with mouth coating. Very good carbonation.
Quite refreshing with its dry finish, but still provides a good bunch of flavors throughout the taste profile - toffee, dark fruit, and bitter pine.
Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Clear amber, good head.

Smell: Toffee aroma.

Taste: Toffee to start, bit of dark fruit, mild tea bitterness, nice balanced flavor. Slight citrus in the finish.

Overall: Very pleasantly surprised by this beer! I haven't had too many altbiers so went in open-minded. Nice balanced beer, kind of a brown ale/english pale/hoppy mix of a beer. Nice to have something different (non-IPA) in the mix.
Feb 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by rickyfinn from Minnesota

Apr 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by Philip3shady from Minnesota

Apr 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.72 by herman77 from Minnesota

Apr 09, 2019
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can I say I'm surprised? In no way did I expect these flavors to come out of a Beer by Summit Brewing. Nothing against the brewery in general but generally they are lower quality craft beers that tend to be mass-produced. But this one is delicious. A really balanced flavor profile with caramel biscuit and hoppy goodness. Has the aftertaste of an IPA but not so Piney or bitter. I would drink this beer all day long.
Apr 01, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Mar 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.88 by Idahoman from Minnesota

Mar 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz can into a willi becher pint glass.
L - Pours a dark amber color with a slight white head.
S - Not getting a lot on the smell.
T - Getting some nuttiness with some malt sweetness.
F - Medium body and lightly carbonated.
O - Interesting altbier. Hides the 7.5 % ABV well.
Jan 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Jan 02, 2019
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A pretty, dark amber pour with a tight head, good retention. Undistiguished aroma. Taste gives up malts and a touch of molasses. Very dry, long lingering finish. A rarely brewed beer, but well done compared to other Altbier we have tasted. The ABV is well hidden. Summit has distinguished itself on this one.
Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.13 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by ian_graf from Minnesota

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by Turbo from Minnesota

Nov 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota

Nov 15, 2018
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Reviewed by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop from Wyoming

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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.
Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by jenrhart from Minnesota

Feb 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by bsp77 from Minnesota

Feb 16, 2018
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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
Feb 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by einman from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Jan 05, 2018
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
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.
Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by inbierveritas from Minnesota

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Lundste from Minnesota

Dec 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by MrUse from Minnesota

Dec 16, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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.
Dec 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Evilyak from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
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.
Dec 10, 2017
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Reviewed by krowman2652 from Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
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.
Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.16 by evanschaaf from Minnesota

Dec 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Nov 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.36 by yat282 from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
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.
Nov 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.77 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by elec from Minnesota

Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Jason from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +8%
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.
Nov 07, 2017
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
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.
Nov 05, 2017
High Sticke Alt from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 40 ratings