Imperial IPA | Summit Brewing Company

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4.06/5
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21 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by bbtkd on 12-31-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,180
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
21
pDev:
6.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can. Off white head. Lace left. Burnt golden orange.

A bit malty and bready. Touch of caramel. Maybe the can is a bit old (EB date is over a month away though)? Pine, floral hops, and resin with a bit of grapefruit citrus. A little boozy. Definitely a midwest ipa.

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Photo of GStone899
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty top notch IPA. Did not expect this from Summit which had always been a middle of the road brewery. If I didn't know it was summit I would have guessed lagunitas. That's quite the compliment.

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Photo of Dms844
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zenboy99
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

i really like this one. i do. i think it would get lost in the world of ipa's, but it was tasty enough.

lots of fruit up front with just a touch of pine and bitter at the end, but not overwhelming. mouth is soft and just a touch dry at the end. not boozy or hot.

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Photo of sparx1100
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZAP
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L-Peach colored..light white head

S-Getting a lot of earthy notes...leather...ganja...caramel biscuit malt impression..some nice stone fruit notes as well.

T-Interesting, different than most....earthy, ganja....stone fruits...a little hint of caramel. Bong resin...tobacco....leafy...

F-High side of medium bodied..A late and somewhat surprising bite of drying hops on the finish that really linger...

O-Wow...one of the more unique DIPA's I've had in a long time. Very enjoyable. Would buy again but not one I would overindulge in.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_if_you_can
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanschaaf
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of morimech
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Loaded with hop aromas and flavors. A bit more malt presence and sweetness than a West Coast Imperial IPA would have that I appreciate. Flavors of tropical fruit and a pleasant earthy finish. Remarkable mouthfeel. Soft and creamy texture that is highly unusual for a big IPA. That really allows the flavors to develop on the palate.

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Photo of jzlyo
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus/fruit/candy and hops. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, fruit, malts and a mix of hops/hop resin and creeping alcohol in the finish.

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Photo of MNAle
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Excellent aroma of tropical and other fruits. I'm getting peach for sure, with a little citrus, and a sweetness to the aroma. Clear amber color with a thick, creamy slightly off-white head. The head hangs around for awhile, and leaves nice-looking lacing as it recedes. Initial taste is a surprising (and wonderful) mix of fruit flavors, piney bitterness, and malty sweetness. Gorgeous. Slightly bitter aftertaste and a nice clean and dry finish. The brewer rates this beer at 105 IBU, but that is very deceiving WRT how it tastes. Extremely well-balanced and far, far from a bitter bomb. Excellent DIPA, and clearly the class of the IPA sampler. Be careful with this beer... it is so easy drinking the 8.5% ABV can sneak up on you!

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

This beer pours a deep amber with a good sized head. The aroma is very fruity with notes of fresh peach, mango, guava, tangerine, watermelon, and crisp red apple. The flavor leads with a mild but piercing bitterness, and the a load of peach nectar, watermelon, guava, passionfruit, herbal tea, and mango. The mouthfeel is full and slightly oil with bold carbonation. Overall this is an incredibly tasty beer - amazing clarity of flavor, with superb balance.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can with a "best by" date of 5/21/18 into a tulip glass. Dark gold in color with a white head that quickly fades to a sparse cap & ring.
Aromas of citrus, guava, bubblegum, & alcohol. Taste follows the smell with a slightly bitter, drying finish. Solid DIPA, the best beer of the Summit IPA Collection so far.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ipeters1017
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a creamy off-white head with great retention. Very fruity-smelling, with strawberry, peach, and citrus notes coming through. The hops have an underlying dankness to them. Taste is sweeter than expected, with peach and grass added to the profile. Strong malt backbone and bitterness on the finish. Feel is slightly sticky, decently well-carbonated, dry on the finish. Very drinkable and a definite improvement over Summit's previous attempts at IPAs.

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Imperial IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 21 ratings