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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.


1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Giant (4) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004 does not count
OK Pale Ale. It does not hold a flame to the Best. Leaves a weird after taste. Not a great finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - NOV 7, 2004
A very easy drinking ale, nothing stands out, but it isnít the run of the mill brew either. This one is a good working in the yard beer, when you want a better beer than the budís or millers.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Pours a clear orange-brown color with a slight white head. The aroma is of earthy hops with a slight hint of the citric. Medium-bodied with easy carbonation, itís got a toffee-like taste with a touch of hop bitterness. Finishes a bit thick and syrupy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 30, 2004
12 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy, rich copper-amber color; fluffy lasting near-white head. Caramelly-sweet nose unfortunately has a slightly off quality; sugary, somewhat soda-like mouthfeel, thick at first; light hoppiness comes in late and the palate thins out considerably. Ehh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkover (1517) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2004
Bronze color with a small beige head. Bready malt aroma and flavor. Not bad, but where?s the hops?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2004
This brew sure looked good in the glass - a thick fluffy white head on top of clear orange; thick frothy lacing too! Why then did it have to taste so bland and watery? Yeah the malts were sweet and wouldíve made for a creamy base, but seemed instead to be floating in water? Barely enough hop to balance the sweetness. At the end - tons of lacing in the glass and watery sweetness quickly disappearing from my tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
12samwicheatin (2) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004 does not count
What can I say, a good local (for me) beer that si an example of doing it correctly.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2004
(Draught) Pours a clear deep amber with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of florals and grapefruit. Suttle bitterness. Medium body. Mild hops and sweet malt flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Pours clear and red-copper with a white whisp of lacey head. Aroma of pine hops and sweet malts. Nice light but pronounced hops and smooth malts. A honey touch. Bitter and bold but not overdone at all. All in all, a very nice, smooth and well crafted beer. This is a great brew for washing down the trail dust and just enjoying the buzz.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 2, 2004
An amber color (not very pale) with a nice starting head that diminishes quickly, and a good presence of lace. A hoppy aroma, initially, and then of bread and some caramel. Smooth mouth feel, a light (slightly sweet) taste with a dry finish. Not a very distinctive or memorable taste, but a good mouth feel, and fairly drinkable.


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