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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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12040) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (1954) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2004
This was better than the James Page I had only minutes before. The hop character was milder and the malt and yeast were able to shine through. Good stuff for a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2004
Clear amber-copper body, medium off-white head. Nose of caramel, pine, and citrus. Toasty body with caramel, light fruit, pine, and grapefruit rind (but not overdone or of IPA strength). Rather thin-bodied and easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
Liked it, loved it, want some more of it...problem is I live in Arizona and Iím not gonna get anymore of it cuz they only distribute to 6 or 7 states. Crisp, clean with a great taste and no annoying aftertaste. Anyone willing to ship me some?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2004
Clear amber with a medium lasting off white head. Aroma of toffee, citrus, bead and pine with a hint of spice. Medium velvety body with lively carbonation. Flavor of caramel, bread, citrus, and pine with hints of wood and spice. A good pale ale, and a perfect everyday beer. Itís nice to have this one available nearly everywhere in MN. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Bottle (thanks Badgerben). Pours clear amber with a small creamy off-white head that last well and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mild, sweet with a little clover and floral hoppiness. Flavor is also mild but pleasant, sweet somewhat caramelly with a nice hop finish. Light to medium body and lively carbonation. Quite good summer cooler and my first Minnesota beer!

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