Twenty-One IPA
Summit Brewing Company

Twenty-One IPATwenty-One IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,256
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #17,295
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 5.46%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
17
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Summit Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
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Very Good
Twenty-One IPATwenty-One IPA
Notes: 7 Brewers, 7 Malts, 7 Hops, A very lucky India Pale Ale.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can. Beige head. Golden color.

Classic ipa. Bready malts. Earthy, grassy, floral hops. A little dank/weedy and resiny. Medium bodied. A bit too much carbonation. Ends sticky/bitter.

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mothman from Minnesota, May 13, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can from the variety pack. has a date on the bottom. oka bojy

Little foam sticks around the rim and a splatter in the middle. Smells like classic Saga© - armpit full of pineapple and pine and apple. Tastes mass produced -hard alcohol taste and uninteresting malt, but is very well hopped - sweet fruit, floral aromatics, bitter pine.... very 'chewy' feel

A good IPA, very hoppy

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jimmah120 from Minnesota, May 05, 2020
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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very pleasing kind of old-school ipa, with a little splash of bright citrus to lift things up, but a nice (if modest) amount of sticky and oily and piney bitterness and malty character (more crackery than bready), without being heavy,..finishes by coming to a nice point, with a little wintergreen minty freshness at the end. Mouthful is just about perfect...neither too light nor too heavy, and again...for what it is, I think this does bitterness really pleasantly, which seems like a quality that is harder and harder to find, lately. A lot going on and maybe a little muddled if one is looking for too much, but, idk, I really enjoyed it. I made a good decision in getting a sixer of these 12 oz cans, while sheltering in place. Enjoyed in my La Fin Du Monde tulip, on a mid-April night in the mid-20s, while sitting by the fire.

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Taybeh from Minnesota, Apr 15, 2020
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3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very light for an IPA. Pours a clear, light golden color with a medium, white, spotted head. SRM of 7-8. (3.75)

Aroma: Medium aromas of orange juice, slight pineapple, before lots of fresh melon juice. Tropical. Hints of airy pine. Leans on the juicy and airy side, but maintains restraint. (3.75)

Flavor: Orange and grapefruit juice. with some melon & hint of green grape. Some flowery pine notes to follow. Low to moderate bitterness. Rather dry and clean. (3.50)

Feel: Lighter-bodied. Crisp and well-carbonated. Finishes clean with a dry finish. Bitterness is restrained. (4.00)

Compared with Bad Weather Brewing's Hopcromancer 3/28/20: Pours a much lighter color. Much more juice rather than nectar. Has more airy flower and pine too. This one drinks more like juice and less like syrup. Much lighter, dry, and cleaner.

Overall: A pretty easy drinking IPA. The blend of hops gives a complex fruit aroma and it's hard to pick one fruit out of the bunch. Yet it finishes lighter, crisp, and clean. Nothing too complex. Nothing too special. I'd rate this pretty average for an IPA. (Final Rating: 3.68)

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defunksta from Illinois, Mar 28, 2020
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4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Faint haze orange amber poured vigorously with a 1” cap of white foam. Heavy lacing. Looks great. Smells resinous and slightly citric. Classic character. Taste is resin and pith bitterness with some lightly citrus sweetness balanced by crackery malt. Medium firm palate. Dryish and lingering bitterness. This one is a classic IPA if there is such. Pretty tasty too.

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JackieTH from Minnesota, Mar 08, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I like this IPA. Not quite old school but close. Good dose of pine and citrus on the aroma and flavor. Malt backing is sturdy and adds some toffee and English IPA impressions. Good lingering dryness and bitterness to this. Those who want a juicy fruit IPA will not be impressed with this.

Overall it is tough to pinpoint specific flavors and characteristics beyond pine and citrus. Comes across a little muddled and the malt backing adds to it. Still very enjoyable to just drink and not decipher.

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ZAP from Minnesota, Mar 07, 2020
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy bright straw yellow with a thick white head that falls away fairly quickly but leaves nice lacing.
Aroma is lemon. Flavor is a mix of citrus fruits sweet up front with a nice hint of bitter hops in the finish. Feel is light and well carbonated. Overall an excellent brew.

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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota, Feb 23, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An update of my review from the Ratskeller Pack a year ago. A bit dank, earthy, then citrus aroma. Very tall white thick creamy head from a vigorous pour. Good retention, leaving bubbly rings of lacing behind. Somewhat hazy light amber with plenty of rising bubbles. Smooth initial taste, low bitterness initially, medium body. Initial taste is dank citrus and melon. Unusual mix of flavors; difficult for me to pick them all out, but it is overall very good. The combination works well together. Hop bitterness begins at a constrained level initially, but carries through the middle, finish, and into the aftertaste, increasing as it goes. Dry finish and nicely bitter. Very good, refreshing, and different IPA. Recommended.

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MNAle from Minnesota, Feb 13, 2020
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow, good head.

Smell: Piney, citrus.

Taste: Mild sweetness, fruity mid palate, mild citrus bitterness in the finish.

Overall: Nice IPA from Summit here, a little mix of old school and new with citrus/pine and more fruity notes. Worth a try.

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Mdog from Minnesota, Feb 08, 2020
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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours crystal-clear gold with a two-fingered foamy head. It lingers well, and the lacing endures throughout the drink.

Aromas are more fruity than piney. Grapefruit, mango, papaya. Faint resins as well.

The hops and flavor are more aggressive on the tongue. Pale sweet malts forward, but citrus, tropical, and pine flavors as well. Faint stone fruit, grain, and crackery malt. The finish is spicy and faintly alcoholic.

The brew has a medium body, with excellent carbonation. A naturally drying finish.

A tasty brew.

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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota, Feb 08, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Taken from my review from a year ago from the Rathskeller pack:

Kind of a clusterf**k of hop flavors, as 7 different brewers all contributed one, resulting in an unorganized mess. But I like it. Dank and piney, citrusy and bold, tropical and fruity - this has it all, and the 7 malts definitely play second fiddle. Very dry.

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bsp77 from Minnesota, Jan 29, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I almost did not buy this because it said "Juicy" on the packaging. F your hazy, juicy, fruity BS! But this is a real IPA with some real bitterness.Clear body with a nice size head with heavy lacing. Aroma of citrus and some stone fruit. Basic bready and cracker like malt. A bit of must which I enjoy in my pale ales. Nice hop flavors of citrus. Solid body and carbonation. Seems to be lighter and lower ABV.

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morimech from Minnesota, Jan 25, 2020
Twenty-One IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 17 ratings