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RATINGS: 634   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Summit Extra Pale Ale is not a beer brewed only for beer snobs. Just the opposite. It’s a beer for everyone to enjoy: construction workers, stock brokers, farmers, sales people, clerks, teachers, lawyers, doctors, even other brewers. Its light bronze color and distinctly hoppy flavor have made it a favorite in St. Paul, Minneapolis and the rest of the Upper Midwest ever since we first brewed it back in 1986.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TampaBeer (250) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
Fine. Could use a little more bite to it, but the fresh round flavor at the end is nice. Overall, a daily drinker that you can’t complain about.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2014
Draft pour. Clear copper with a thin, soapy looking head of white foam. Aroma is grassy, soapy, and floral. Taste is mildly bitter. A bit sweet on the finish. Medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2589) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
tap. Pale golden with small head. Very light malt body with a good amount of hops. Somewhat one dimensional, but what’s there is done well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (4638) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle. Noe of caramel and crystal malt, light smoke, faint fruit from the yeast, a touch gummy. Pours very lightly hazy orange with a dense and rocky off-white head. Taste is medium seet with low bitterness, some bread in with the crystal malt, has some dank and herbal hoppiness, faint stripping in with light dough, fain spice and even chocolate (dark caramel, at least). Some nuttier character with volume, and the earthy, herbal hop notes rule the finish and aftertaste, along with the dough/toasted malt. Crisp and very refreshing medium body, lightly oily but really just spilling over with round malt, an intense feel to match the flavor. If this were just a smidgen drier, I’d love it even more, but as it is, I would absolutely reach for this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (106) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2014
good solid pale ale...normal citrus and hops balance...this is the beer that got me started many moons ago.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (937) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2014
For what it purports to be, it succeeds. A lighter beer for sure, but has a good malt base with a hoppiness. Good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lawman834 (210) - Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Slightly hazy copper. Nice lacing. Taste is thin. Slightly floral, hint of pine. A bit of a let down.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/22/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, pear, apple, floral, grass, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with balanced malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, floral, grass, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4452) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle to pint (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good for the style; a transparent orange with foamy off-white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of mild hops and lots of sweet pale malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Hop profile is mildly bitter. Grandpa’s APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
pours a goldish orange color and a medium sized head with lots of lacing. the aroma is fruity, citrus, some grains. the taste is grainy up front but ends very bitter.


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