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RATINGS: 702   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2005
Typical amber color of most pale ales. Aroma is also typical, perhaps somewhat weak. Flavor is a good mix between hops and malt, not too dominated by florality. Maybe a few paper pulp-like elements mixed in, but not in that bad of a sense. Somewhat of a bourbony finish. As do some other raters, I find this a good, average pale ale. Not too much of a bite but not too lame either. Nice rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 A very high quality if somewhat ordinary pale ale. Not too bitter (not enough for some), not too strong. A good, casual, all-around beer to introduce to people not familiar with the style. Really great fresh on tap at the brewery--really nice people there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1984) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2005
Better than expected... bottle poured a hazy, orange-amber with a creamy, almost-beige head that lasted awhile (and made return appearances upon swirling). Fruity, malted aroma, some yeast. Balanced flavor with a nice hop presence, albeit a bit thin.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 7, 2005
Had this at a bar in Sioux Falls, SD on tap. It was a nice dark amber color. Creamy white head. The nose was that of a typically stronger pale ale. The taste was crisp and bitter and the finish was full of hops. I thought this was a pretty good beer and may have it again given the opportunity.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Pours a light off red, more yellow color. White thin head. decent lacing. Taste of water, minimal hops and a slight hint of orange sometimes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Orang/Yellow/Slight red depending on how the light hits it. Head is frothy and about one finger high. Aromas of sourdough, malt, not nearly enough hops, some citrus oreange. Flavor is thin and watery, weak oranges, even weaker hops. Leaves the back of the throat dry. Nice lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Poured a clear amber color with a medium white head. Malty aroma with light hop, caramel, and some paper. Caramel flavor, light hop, light bitter finish, and a little fruity. Everything about the beer is low keyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Lovely orange; medium, white head; lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is a bit weak--mostly malts, lightly floral; barely caramel. Flavor is lightly malty and very surprisingly hoppy through the finish. Medium-thin body. NondeScript, but very easy-drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Matly, not as hoppy as it could have been (but perhaps I’m subconsciously comparing this to Summit IPA). Aroma was minimal, but the mouthfeel and hop/malt balance was dead-on for a refreshing result. Not mindblowing, but the taste is worth a try. On tap, this was like four parts Bells Two Hearted Ale mixed with one part water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2626) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Had it on draft yesterday at Bodega, so the small head may have been a result of the bartender’s pouring. Had plenty of lace and a nice reddish amber color. There was a nice fresh American hop nose. Nice body and quaffable; however, there was a distinct taste of iron in the middle that was very distracting. It’s a good session beer.

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