Summit Brewing Company
Summit Brewing Company Double IPA (8.5% alcohol by volume, 105 International bittering Units) is hopped with a blend of New Zealand hops and experimental North American hops that give the beer a citrus, tropical fruit aroma with a light touch of grass and traces of light toast in the background. It pours brilliant amber gold. Streams of fine bubles rapidly rise to the surface to join with a 3" mousse-like light cream colored foam cap with good retention. Foam marks each drink with a moderately thick line. The palate leads with toasty malt seasoned by tropical fruit and citrus and follows up with a pleasant, yet assertive hop bitterness. The bitterness is a mild citrus rind and is not harsh. While initially slightly sweet it finishes crisp and dry. Although Summit Double IPA leans to the hops, it is well balanced by the malt. The beer is medium bodied and has a very fine, soft carbonation. I rate Summit Double IPA 90.
Go to Imperial/Double India Pale Ales Page 1 for a brief discussion of the style, links to book reviews, links to reviews of similar beers, food pairings and glassware recommendations.
Go to Imperial/Double India Pale Ales Page 2 for links to reviews of similar beers.