Twenty-One IPA
Summit Brewing Company

Twenty-One IPATwenty-One IPA
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From:
Summit Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,088
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,945
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 5.45%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
14
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 27, 2021
Added:
Jan 25, 2020
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  6
SCORE
89
Very Good
Twenty-One IPATwenty-One IPA
Notes: 7 Brewers, 7 Malts, 7 Hops, A very lucky India Pale Ale.
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Rated: 3.91 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by megamick from Iowa

Jul 31, 2021
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Rated by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Wow, this is a really pleasing IPA. Well balances, nice ibu's and greta hop flavor. I'm surprised, Summit. This is a great local ipa.
Apr 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Apr 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.19 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by Burgy from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours a straw color with little head. More malty than hoppy, as most Summit brews are, but well balanced with a nice mouthfeel.
Mar 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.91 by Idahoman from Minnesota

Mar 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota

Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by viking77 from Louisiana

Jun 26, 2020
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
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.
May 13, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 10, 2020
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Reviewed by jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%
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. Almost like that good ole' Mt. Dew

A good IPA, very hoppy
May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Taybeh from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
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.
Apr 15, 2020
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Compared to Bent Paddle Golden Hop IPA 4/25/22: Pours slightly lighter. Lighter aromas. More citrus and pine. Less stonefruit and resinous berry/pine notes.

Overall: A very balanced 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 darn average for an IPA. (Final Rating: 3.68)
Mar 28, 2020
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Reviewed by JackieTH from Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev 0%
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.
Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by ZAP from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Mar 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by ryancl from Minnesota

Mar 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4.49 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2020
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Reviewed by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
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.
Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.8 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Feb 20, 2020
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
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.
Feb 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
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.
Feb 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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.
Feb 08, 2020
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Rated by adosen01 from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Man...Rock solid. One of the better beers I have had from Summit in some time. A "real" IPA with a bite here. Nice work! Enjoyed in their taproom.
Jan 31, 2020
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Reviewed by bsp77 from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
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.
Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
Jan 25, 2020
Twenty-One IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 27 ratings