Summit Silver Anniversary Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Silver Anniversary AleSummit Silver Anniversary Ale

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts | 2-Row Harrington, Crystal 60
Kettle Hops | Citra, Centennial, Cascade
Dry Hops | Citra, Centennial, Cascade
80 IBU
OG 14.5 Plato
11 Lovibond
American ale yeast

Added by KeefD on 07-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden orange with a one and a half finger coarse bubbled head. Mediocre retention but lots of lacing.
S- Piney, slightly citrus some pale malt.
T- This is one of the best tasting IPA's I've ever had. Biscuity, but then there is an abundance of layered hop flavors. There is a big herbal, slightly grassy flavor. Piney hops stay there throughout the beer.
M- Smooth, almost creamy, till a dry finish comes through.
O- A really solid IPA. Really really enjoyed it and wish they would make it more than limited.

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4.52/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Summit American tumbler pint.
Enjoy by 11/24/11 printed in black on the neck. "80 IBU, 6.5% ABV, Malts: 2-row Harrington, Crystal 60, Kettle Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade, Dry Hops: Citra, Centennial, Cascade, OG 14.5 Plato, 11 Lovibond, American Ale Yeast." All listed on the 6 pack.

A - Beautiful toffee orange and vibrant with clarity, Silver Anniversary is topped by a bone-colored head with superb retention and a bit of patchy lace left clinging to the pint.

S - Bold dry-hopped American hop aroma showcases the bitterness and piney-resin nose from the Centennial and Cascade. Citra comes in with a little mango fruitiness and grapefruit in tow. Crystal malt shows little toasty notes with a mellow sweetness that provides a good backbone.

T - Boldly hop-forward, this pale has a nice complimentary lightly toasted malt backing that supports the heft of the hops. Lots of pine resin and earthy tones with a sharp grapefruit citrus bite and faint fruity characteristics.

M - Medium-bodied and smooth with a nice carbonation tickle, Summit's Silver Anniversary Ale has a delicious and well-balanced hop bitterness kick to the finish. Slightly dry and pretty clean finishing, this beer has a spot-on feel.

O - Near perfection for a Pale Ale, Summit's Silver Anniversary Ale is deliciously hop-forwards but well-balanced and quite refreshing! I didn't expect much less than stellar from a brewery that produces the iconic Extra Pale Ale. Well done Summit, and cheers to another 25 years!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

I am loving this beer. One of the best since the original!

A: Clean amber orange in color. Nearly flawless lacing. 1 finger white foamy head.

S: Hop! Some savory notes weave through the citrus and resin. A caramel/biscuity malt is a firm back aroma.

T: This is nearly as good as it gets. What a way to celebrate 25 years of excellence. A very sturdy malt backbone offers flavors of dark bread, yeasty qualities, some sweet cereal grains, and a note of dried tone fruit. The hops are agressive but don't over dominate the palate. Delicious. Good grapefruit and grassy elements.

M: Crisp and clear with enough viscosity to make it interesting. Carbonation is enough to cut hop aggression but still understated.

D: This is the kind of beer that thousands of small breweries can only dream of creating. On top of an already mpressive profile, Summit knocks it out of the aprk on this one. Well done. I hope we don't only get this beer for one year!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out a clear bronze/copper colour with a respectable off white head. plenty of retention for some pretty lace. citrus hop bomb aroma...a fantastic smelling brew with the three C's of NW hops abounding in all its citrusy glory. a bit of crackery malt props up the hop profile. taste is front and center hop centric...citrus rind, lemon zest, orange, grapefruit and tangerine all tied together in a resiny pine tar package. very tasty. the crackery maltiness is well attentuated, providing an extremely dry finish and a higher ABV. of course this lets the hop profile to burst forth with flavour with a good deal of bitterness....really impressive. medium body on this one with a dry and slightly coarse mouthfeel due to the lack of any residual sweetness. again...all to let the hops shine through. drinkability is off the charts; for an 80 IBU IPA....this offering is almost criminal in its deliciousness. i bought two cases a few days ago and it's almost gone.

overall this silver anniversary ale is fantastic in its simplicity. a NW hop lovers dream beer...and at a cheap price. it's my opinion that this should be bought and consumed very soon while it's fresh and before any degredation of any hop character happens. congrats to summit!!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Deep golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles and a huge four foot white head that seemed to still be growing a good minute after pouring. Great retention and a good amount of lacing.

Smell: Aroma is a big burst of hops. Citrus hops, and herbal earthy hops with plenty of pine. Also a good amount of caramel and toffee malts. Smells like a big west coast IPA. Very inviting aromas.

Taste: Hops are even stronger in the taste. Big burst of citrus grapefruit hops and piney earthy hops. A good amount of caramel malts and toffee form a solid bready backbone. Hints of spices, maybe a little mesquite pepper? Tastes full and bitter enough to almost be a double IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Bitter but still smooth. Slightly dry.

Overall: An outstanding American IPA that holds up with pretty much anything from the west coast. Cheers to Summit for 25 years.

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Summit Silver Anniversary Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 201 ratings