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Summit Silver Anniversary Ale

Has anybody tried this yet? Here’s the spec sheet: Summit Silver Anniversary Ale
http://www.summitbrewing.com/system/beer_fact_sheets/0000/0996/SilverAnnivAleSellSheet.pdf
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I was tempted to pick up a 12-pack, but resisted the urge. I’ll probably give in a pick some up though. With the amount of info they give, it should be pretty easy to throw down a clone recipe.

They list Citra, Centennial, and Cascade hops to 80 IBU, and it’s dry-hopped with the same three varieties. I wonder which they chose for bittering. I’d guess maybe a blend of Centennial/Citra, but it’s hard to say without tasting it.

Let us know if you’ve tried it, and give us your impressions!

I grabbed a six pack back in September and it was definitely worth it. It reminds me of their EPA, but hopped up to be a west coast IPA. I am not the right guy to tell you what hops they use for bittering. I can tell you that it is very citrusy, but I am sure you already knew that, given the listed hops.

I don’t recall specifics, but I picked up a bottle in a mixed sixer, and I was pretty impressed with it. I certainly wouldn’t mind having more.

it was a damn good beer, basically there hopped up EPA have not dug into the grains and stuff though

A very nice beer, like previously posted a bit hoppier Summit EPA

Well I went ahead and picked up a 12-pack this weekend. The first one I had seemed excessively bitter without a lot of hop flavor to back it up. But I think that turned out to just be my calibration beer, as I’ve been out of hoppy beer for a month or so. Once I poured my second it tasted much more balanced, and the Citra seemed to really come through in the aroma.

This is a good beer, but I have to say that it’s not phenomenal in any way. Summit is good beer all-around. Good, consistent, but just not GREAT if you ask me. You really can’t go wrong, but there is always a better option out there. For me, that better option is homebrew. It’s hard to beat a fresh pour of keg-hopped IPA!

I’m glad I went ahead and bought some, but overall it reinforces my attitude that $14 spent on a 12-pack of commercial beer would mostly pay for a batch of homebrew (all-grain, homegrown hops, repitching yeast, yadda yadda yadda) that I would enjoy a whole lot more.

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