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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10/30/12 Summit Brewing Company Horizon Red Ale

So I'm trying a slightly different format to this blog post so let me know if you like it better

Brewery: Summit Brewing Company
Beer: Horizon Red Ale
Cost: $2.50 from The Fridge Lancaster, PA
Glassware: Pint glass
Temperature: 43.7 degrees
Head Color: Off-white
Head Appearance: Rocky
Head Size: 1 7/8"
Head lacing: excellent
Head Length: Dissiappated Slowly around 1-2 minutes
Body Color: Amber
Body Clarity: Flat
Aroma: Citrus
Taste: grainy with caramel notes
Finish Length: long
Flavor: moderate
Mouth Feel: Dry
Tongue Hit: Middle
Body Lacing: excellent

After checking out Summit's website I decided to pair this beer with something spicy. So without the option of going and getting some groceries because the stores are pretty much wiped because of Hurricane Sandy. So I decided to create something with what I had in the fridge and cabinet. I took 10-15 Tyson boneless buffalo bites and cooked them up. Then I took a pack of Bird's Eye steam fresh wild rice, corn, peas and carrots and heated that up. Then I threw some olive oil in a heated pan and then knocked it back to medium low. I dropped in a can of Bush's black beans and then added the chicken and waited a minute and then added the rice mix. I heated it up for about 5 minutes and then put it on a wrap. I then took a taco cheese mix and put it on top and heated that in the microwave for 30 seconds. I took it out put on some romaine lettuce and some Ken's blue cheese dressing and dug in after sampling my Horizon Red Ale. I will say this beer went very well with this meal and stood tall on its own. If your wondering how I got such a big head on this beer I'll tell you. I was reading some information on some web site today about the perfect pour. So I figured I would try it. You pour the beer horizontally and then swirl the rest of the beer in the bottle and pour it in. When I took my first sniff the aroma was enormous. Overall I would rate this is a really great beer. It is basically an easy going IPA. It has a bitterness that is not over powering but helps to kill some of the heat from dishes. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

Nutritional information from myfitnesspal.com

Summit Brewing Company - Horizon Red Ale

Calories171Sodium0 mg
Total Fat0 gPotassium0 mg
Saturated0 gTotal Carbs0 g
Polyunsaturated0 gDietary Fiber0 g
Monounsaturated0 gSugars0 g
Trans0 gProtein0 g
Cholesterol0 mg  
Vitamin A0%Calcium0%
Vitamin C0%Iron0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Information from Summit Brewing Company website

 Summit Horizon Red Ale 

 A richer shade of Red. 
An inspired hybrid that blurs the boundaries between IPA and Amber styles. The exceptional blend of American hops (including the harder-to-find Horizon variety) gives it an intense pine, citrus and earthy character in the nose and on the tongue.



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