Originally Posted by permo
My last IPA is evidence that summit is a fantastic finishing hop, worthy of heavy whirlpool and dry hop additions. Straight tangerine and musky tropical fruit. I have found that anwhere midboil you are tempting the "garlic Gods" with this one, so I leave it out of the boil entirely.
My batch tasted fine until the dry hop--then it was all sweaty armpit.
I used them in another batch only as the bittering charge figuring no character would make it into the finished beer. Right after fermentation it had that sweaty taste and I thought I had screwed up. After 6 weeks of lagering (it was an o'fest) the flavor was gone--thank God.
I don't believe all summit is evil-only the crop I had.
I would make a hop tea to see what to expect if I were to try a different crop.