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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Thank you Sarah. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossy pale orange with a finger’s worth of a smooth white level head. As the head dissipated, stringy lacing stuck around the sides. The smell had a cooked caramel aroma with a slight burnt pale citrus hops about it. The taste was basically bitter with a side of caramel running about it in the background. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was mild but somewhat there. Overall, it’s an extra pale ale that fits the bill for the style and is okay to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
backdaft (276) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color. Minimal head and no lacing to speak of. Aromas of biscuit, citrus, & mild earthy hops. Taste is toasted, earthy grains, stone fruits, and a mild hop presence. Light carbonation & body. Slightly sweet and dry with a mild bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (449) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Mild aroma of hops and some hints of citrus. Nice light amber color, off-white head that laces nicely. Sweet malt at first, nice and creamy. Hints of caramel in there. Citrus and grapefruit flavored hops next, with a mild bitterness that is even. Sweetness wins out however. Finish is on the bitter end, but light, with some hanging aftertaste. Medium mouth feel with average carbonation. Nice brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity at GBBF 2014. Poured a hazy, deep golden colour, with a tiny halo of white head. Aroma of oranges, hay and mango, but overall rather light and flat. Grain in the flavour, with some straw and an astringent bitterness. Finish was tart fruit, flat malt and lingering Fuggle-esque hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2014 12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Cascade version, presumably dry hopped. Almost clear gold beer, not much of a head. Palate is light and dry. Not much carbonation. Orange squash like hops with some sweet floralness. Trace of lemon. Light dry finish. A bit flat, but nice floral fruits.

14th August Day 3. Fuggles version. Caramel malts, light and bitter orange. Marmalade. Light hop spice. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1826) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
On tap all around the Twin Cities - at one of the Jake’s Bar and Grills. Fruity, light and sweet, with some biscuity malt. Decent 13.4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14 as "Cascade". Golden with little in the way of a head. Nose is bitter orange, spice, light hop presence, earthy notes. Taste comprises orange squash, grass, toasted malts, bitter citrics. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close. Average for style, not sure the condition was too great on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Cask. [As Summit Extra Pale Ale Cascade Hops] Clear golden color, small white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, floral hops, lightly bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Quite decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2739) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
[on tap at Duluth Airport] Sweet strawberry (Centennial?) hops aroma with some pine and faint toffee. Hazy bronze under a lacy, off-white sheet. Sweet toffee flavour with some faint dried fruit and medium bitterness, hops flavour is relatively weak for the style. There is also a slight, sherry-like nutty flavour. Medium light body, medium carbonation, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (2284) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours dark gold. Lemon, light grass aroma. Quite dry, with light pine, wood, light caramel, lemon... OK.

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