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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1073) - 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 (214) - Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Slightly hazy copper. Nice lacing. Taste is thin. Slightly floral, hint of pine. A bit of a let down.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2411) - 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 (5136) - 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 (239) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CzarMike (30) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
At MSP airport. Dark corn color with plenty of lace. Great session beer taste. Would stock in my fridge if I was local. ---all in good suds.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RRistow12 (217) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Tasted from draft. Pours a oust orange with off white head. Good lacing. Strong citrus hop aroma. Taste is a moderately bitter with citrus notes. Mild caramel, toffee sweetness. Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Overall above average pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asedzie (586) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has honey, very light grapefruit notes, mild lemon. Flavor is american barley - round and bready, lack of nuance in the middle, good bitter finish with long lingering hop resin in the cheeks in the finish. I am constantly wondering how this would compare side by side with a good British pale like Timothy Talyor...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Easy drinking APA. Pours a golden color with a thin white head. Aroma and taste is a nice citrus hop, light maltiness. Easy drinking pub fair.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap @ GABF. Orange pour with a white head. Aromas of floral hops, grass, and pine. Some pale malt, orange peel, and a light sweetness. Fairly dry on the palate. Bitter pine and grass with some nice floral hops. Orange, pale malt, and a light bready sweetness.


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