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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.


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sprgarden (1) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004 does not count
Just found a supplier in metro Detroit (Grosse Point Woods) and am thrilled to see this beer make its way further east.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2004
Sparkling, amber/orange with thin bubbly white head. Smells sweet and malty, straw (I can see that), and some citrus. Tastes nice and bitter but quite smooth. This is OK, not too much toward the hops but wish there were some other elements than grapefruit peel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9152) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Sparkling clear, deep golden ale. Nice aroma of butterscotch, straw and bisquit. The flavor is well-balanced. Medium-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy bitter-sweet finish. Another nice effort from Summit!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
A serviceable pale that went with turkey and grilled veggies for a most wonderful lunch. Light cream head and some cream in taste that was otherwise dry, with citrus hops taste and dry aftertaste. Thanks pigfoot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3806) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2004
Bottle: from friend playing bass on tour with Carina Round, across North America (probably part of rider in Minneapolis) and consumed in his hotel room in West Hollwood, Los Angeles. Nice middle of the road beer. Soft and sweet at the very start, lilting into a sharpish and slightly bitter finish, which is satisfyingly full, though fairly short. Some fruit notes (lime and orange). Pretty good - reminds me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 8, 2004
A decent extra pale, pours quite light colored with lot’s of bubbles that comes through in the palate. A very good selection for early summer drinking enjoyment.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4399) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2004
Dark amber color with little to no head. Not much on the aroma aside from some light hops. The taste explodes with hops, citrus, and maybe just a touch of wheat. Nice malt rounding out the flavor. Medium carbonation. Fantastic pale ale!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2004
A dark amber/ copper color, and thin , disappearing head. Sharp, vibrant hops abound here...citrus fruits and more, grapefruit, apricot, cinnamon, sharp cheese? Long, exciting finish, the hops mingle among the taste buds, the lips, and gums. Great bitterness on top, medium body, warm and tingly. Thoroughly satisfying, but not particularly remarkable. A reliable tasty treat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2004
Draft, shaker. Caramel and a little huskiness to the malt (L); flowery hops (L). Amber orange body with a tight, creamy head. Lightly sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a moderately bitter, moderately acidic finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. The bottom line is: better taste than aroma, though a bit much acidity

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2004
I was kind of hesitant to try this due to the image of this beer. It seems to be what the trendy late twenties crowd in MN drinks. think what frat boys drink after they graduate from Corona and Rolling Rock. I hate to admit it but this is a real solid beer, nice beer flavor but still goes down smooth. I may have to join the cool crowd for a change


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