Summit Silver Anniversary Ale | Summit Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
201 Ratings
Summit Silver Anniversary AleSummit Silver Anniversary Ale
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
201
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of nijo1833
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bscalt
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of jimmah120
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Summit Oatmeal Stout glass (review from notes 11/11)

Look is like most IPA's: a slightly red hued orange-gold. Smell is fruity, piney hops with a warm malt background. Taste is great, this is their best IPA yet: bitter piney hops dominate with a semi-sweet caramel malt background. Feel is well carbonated, medium, and crispy.

Good representation of the style. Does nothing new but does it well.

 414 characters

Photo of GarbageMan
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of 3Hops
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DeschutesFan
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ToddT
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear copper color topped with a thick off white head. Head fades slowly to a cap and leaves some nice lace on the glass.

S- Grapefruit hops dominate and hints of bready malts to balance things out.

T- Bitter grapefruit hop right away, almost overpowering but not quite over the top, malt flavors come into balance things out but they never take the bitterness off of the hops. The finish is dry and with a lingering final hit of the grapefruit that is almost puckering.

M- Medium in body and well carbonated, clean for an IPA, no oily hop build up left at the finish.

O- Almost over the top with the hops, but not quit there. Not a beer for beginners, but if you are a fan of American IPAs then this is a solid effort. I was surprised by the 6.5% ABV I thought it would be a little higher, even though I never did detect a note of alcohol while drinking this.

 868 characters

Photo of sammo
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of null
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Duder9
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of NoahPrice
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Zbrown2307
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of smogfood
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of josephwa
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Cheet577
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of optimator705
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of adxss
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of doucmehu
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ridgeline23
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of motorhed
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of syrupjoe
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. 12Oz bottle into point glass. Pours a golden light amber color with one finger off white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose: pine, honey, bitter citrus, orange, vegetal dankness.

Taste: sweet, honey malt, bread, pine resin, lingering bitterness.

Clean, dry, bitter finish. Overall a very well put together brew! It's not exceptional but it is very good. Would drink again.

 416 characters

Photo of Slatetank
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a small bottle into a tulip and a cervoise -lots of foam.

The color is golden apricot with intense glow and 4 fingers of heady cream w/ a average sized bead. Lots of lace is left on the glass. The smell is great -packed with tons of tropical and citrus with an aroma that jumps up with tangerine and mango. The nose is very hop dominant with slight grassy and floral fragrance and hint of malt in the back with a mild grapefruit and herbal tea elemnent. Mouthfeel is bitter with slight fruitiness and light sweetness with pretty dry texture w/ moderately high bitterness and prickly carbonation w/ juicy tangy finish.

The taste really came off as dry rind-like w/ slight mango juicy flavor in the front with slight tangelo notes of leafy herbal hop and slight grassy edge with a hint of tea-like astringency and mild resins coat the mouth with a hint of green pepper earty taste with mild yeast creaminess as the flavor recedes into a dry toasty and almost earthy chalky flavor in the finish

Overall
A very high quality pale with hop forward taste which resembles an imperial pale in bold hop flavor, yet is still very quaffable like a west coast IPA, well done Summit!

 1,176 characters

Photo of
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

You had this beer. Write a review.

Photo of cpinto6
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Summit Silver Anniversary Ale from Summit Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 201 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.