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Summit Extra Pale Ale is not a beer brewed only for beer snobs. Just the opposite. Itís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Grassy aroma from the keg. Slightly bitter. Sticky head. Good hops. Easy drinking. Somewhat malty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3961) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Pours clear orange / copper with a beige head. The aroma has a mix of caramel malt and citrusy / earthy hops with a bit of onion and tree bark (at least that what I think tree bark smells like). Medium crisp body with a minor amount of roughness and somewhat prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with dry malt and is somewhat earthy and British tasting. But the hop aspect seems more lively and assertive than a British pale ale. It has spice, mint and dried grapefruit. The finish is dry and hoppy. Quite nice and surprised I hadnít had this one before now.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlbeer (775) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Orange pour with a lot of lacing. Floral scents. Citrus taste with slight bitter finish. Very good.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jandd1983 (2540) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a light golden copper color with a small white head. The aroma was floral and earthy hops with some light biscuit malts. The taste was earthy, slightly floral hops and malts.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Good standard beer with no surprises. Very drinkable for session or throughout the day.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Clear medium-dark amber with a frothy head that gets a little out of control, and mushy lace (also out of control). The taste is solid - a good balance between malt and hops that opens and closes everything from first sip to lingering finish. Quite tasty without hop domination, but enough to at least get the hop-heads to acknowledge it. Good stuff! Recommended.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
For what it is, this is a very nice beer. Doesnít try to be too aggressive, has just enough of a citrus flavor to set it apart from the macro varieties and not too overwhelming so it maintains its session qualities.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 bread, citrus, grapefruit, medium bitterness, lively carbonation, bitter finish, average aftertaste

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Copper/gold colored pour. Some decent decent flavor but definitely brewed for the average beer drinker, not just someone who loves craft beers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (650) - Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Great appearance - orange/gold with solid head and excellent lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus with some earthy elements that fade the longer it sits. Taste is a bit of a letdown - exceptionally mild with some hop bite in the middle and end to prove itís really a pale ale after all. No aftertaste! Easy sipper, but pale ales can be easy-sipping and still flavorful at the same time, like Sierra Nevada and Marshallís pale ales. Summit needs to amp up their taste in this one - their IPA is much better.


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