Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Summit Wee IPA

This is a 4.7% ABV session IPA. It is from the Summit Brewing Company of St. Paul, Minnesota, and is part of their recent Summit IPA collection.

The beer pours a light amber in color. There is about an inch of white head, that fizzles down fairly quickly. The aroma is a bit odd, toasted caramel and blueberries. The taste is subdued, again with toasted malt, some caramel, along with light fruit. I am not getting any of the tropical fruits noted on the can. The finish is light with little bitterness. The beer drinks easy and refreshing. 

Samuel Adams Sam '76

The Samuel Adams line of beers are from the Boston Brewing Company of Boston, Massachusetts. This new release is a 4.7% ABV merger of a lager and an ale. 

The beer pours a lightly hazed dark golden in color. There is an inch of white, foaming head, not particularly long lasting. The aroma is citrus, toasted grain, straw, some lager funk, along with light tropical fruit notes in the background. The taste follows the aromas, hitting the same notes, this is a full-flavored lager meeting a nice, fruity, American pale ale. It drinks smooth and refreshing, with a “just right” moderate carbonation. I really liked this and am definitely going to pick up some more; it's a good, flavorful crusher.