Summit Silver Anniversary Ale | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Silver Anniversary AleSummit Silver Anniversary Ale
201 Ratings
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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Ratings: 201 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of thain709
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear, golden body with a creamy, white head...the head was two fingers tall and receded to a full cap...there was visible carbonation and nice lacing was left behind

S - I could smell the hops as soon as I cracked the bottle...sweet citrus notes (orange and grapefruit) mixed with some bitter pine notes

T - The flavors provide a lot of bitterness actually...the piney hops dominate and the sweet citrus doesn't get a chance to come out...there is a strong caramel malt presence in the middle of the doesn't overpower the hops, rather it balances and doesn't get in the way...the hops do come back and leave bitter

M - Medium bodied...surprisingly creamy, bitter with a touch of sweetness

O - I enjoyed this Pale Ale more than their regular Pale Ale...the nose was pleasant and the flavors were nicely balanced

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Photo of laymansbeerfan
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: 3 finger thick foam white head on a crimson with golden hues cloudy body. Excellent retention and lacingĀ 

S: fresh hop aroma, citrus mostly orange peel and wet sock hop like aroma.

T: sweet orange peel in the beginning and then dominating the finish with a pine and herbal note midway.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this one has a lot f the familiar flavors of an APA but done differently. It's fairly unique and very flavorful.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of fizzy
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DIG IT!!! My local liquor store had a clearance on this at , hold your horses, $14.00/case. Bought one, going back tomorrow, God willing, for another. As my Grandfather would have said, "what a deal"!

How about a thick creamy head on top of a wonderful amber GLASS of ale? There is no turning back! More, More, oh please give me MORE!

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Photo of psychotia
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of charliedvrs
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a finger of white head that leaves a ton of lacing. Aroma is led by the citrus hops with a grapefruit pith, orange peel character that follows right on through to the taste. The malts are much more present in the taste, lending a spicy, rye bread note. The hops contribute some resin and earthy flavors. The bitterness is the most surprising aspect of this beer. It's strong from the second it hits your tongue till well after it rolls off of it, making it drink more like a stronger IPA. My only knock would be that it takes a bit away from the pleasant hop profile. Don't let the APA label at the top of this page fool you, this is a bitter beer, and a solid one at that.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of bnes09
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice orange color, hazy ale. Thick and creamy head, two fingers on the pour. Coats the liquid with a thick layer of cream throughout the entire drink. Lacing blankets the glass in frothy waves.

Aroma of fresh baked bread and lots of hops. Like stepping into a pine-wood forest.

Delicious flavor of rye bread in the malt. Robust hops tend to contrast the malt character. Citric, lemon, grapefruit and pine needle bite. Quite bitter and more so due to the mild malt character. I would definitely classify this as an IPA. Bitter flavor lingers into the aftertaste. Flavor seems to intensify as you drink more. A little unbalanced but this does not hurt the experience.

Medium bodied and very dry. Descent carbonation.

I like this beer a lot. Fairly complex and stimulating. If you are in the mood for an intense hop experience, look no further.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citra, eh? Love me some of that.

Pours into a pint with some generous fluffy foam on top, sticky with a meringue sheen to the surface. Bright orange gold with a slight haze and visible carb trails. Fuzzy halo of lacing inside the glass. Lasting head retention.

Big citrusy nose, fairly straightforward with orange and grapefruit notes. Flavor has a bit more specialty malt caramel and herbal bitterness, though there are citrus pith/peel elements from the Citra. Smooth with a dry bitter grapefruit peel finish. Medium to light body, easygoing carbonation levels. Easily sessionable.

Overall pretty tasty and seemingly simple, though it has some nice hop nuances to it.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of katan
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a deep golden with a light bit of orange highlights. Very strong, frothy white head. Lots of lacing. Opaque and thick but not much for floaties.

S - Strong citrus hop note, a little bit of spiciness. Comes off a bit dry.

T - Starts off with a strong citrus note, heavily hopped. Mid-stream gets more piney, resinous, earthy- really tangy. Some bitterness comes into the finish and a return of the citrus notes. A hop bomb if you want to classify this as an APA.

M - Strong bodied but comes off creamy, a very balanced carbonation. A sticky bitter finish hangs onto the tongue.

O/D - A very strong APA - but an excellent usage of strong citrus hop varietals. ABV is strong for the style, but almost sessionable. A bit hefty, feels like a great cooler weather beer.

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Photo of happygnome
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebrating 25 years as one of the best breweries in the great state of Minnesota!

Poured a 12oz bottle into a sam adams pint glass.

A: Pours a golden color with about a half inch of white head which disappears slowly leaving a good amount of lacing around the edge of the glass and top of the beer. Plenty of bubbles can be seen rising to the top of the beer.

S: The aroma is of strong citrusy hops, there is a solid lightly roasted malts

T: Nice comlex play of citrus, floral hop bitterness and sweet lightly roasted maltiness.

M: Medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation

Overall, this is one is really good. I wish Summit would brew this one for longer.

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Photo of mentor
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two finger lacy head over a brilliant ambered golden liquid. Smells grassy from use of fresh hops. Hop aroma is piney, lemony, pink grapefruit pith, green onion, orange zest.

Tastes strongly of clean hop bitter and hop flavors on mild wet. Hop flavor is grapefruit pith, lemon, green onion, and baby aspirin. Noticeable clean alcohol sting. Lingering pithy aftertaste with resiny hop bitter. The few esters come across as peach and there is no distinct grain flavor, just a undertone of sweet.

Tasty, but much more an IPA than an APA. Perhaps I am old and still stuck in the days before extreme IPA hopping. A bit too much carbonation for my preference.

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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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