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RATINGS: 710   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6526) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2003
When I read extra pale, I expected a very pale beer, this one was just the opposite. Copper hue with a good sized rocky head, good lacing. Medium-bodied. Sweet woody aroma with hints of butterscotch and cereal. Hoppy piney taste, slighty unbalanced. Where did the sweetness I smelled go? Very dry finish. Lively and creamy mouthfeel. Closer to an amber than an APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Clear copper body with medium beige head. The aroma is floral, the taste is floral and has a nice rounded bitterness. Medium body. I can't recall having a beer so singularly floral, but the way Summit does it is a good thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2003
Found this beer to be a little watery. Light color, decent head. A little light on the hops. A good everyday beer for the masses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2003
Orangish amber color with medium lasting head.Some lacing on the glass. Hop aroma. Good hoppy flavor with a little citrus mixed in. Hop flavor is similiar to a IPA. A decent pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2003
The color as it sets in the glass a transpicuous deep amber, the head hefty in size, creamy in texture and a very light tan in color and the residual lace a thick and glutinous sheet to meld with the glass. Nose is sweet buttery malt, fresh and clean quite pleasing to the senses, start is sweetly malt, the top middling. Nice mild acidity on the finish, the hops perky in their bite, nice dry aftertaste, once again a beer that would be great on a hot summer afternoon.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2003
Dark golden color,Noe head what so ever.aroma was malty cerealish if that word fits with a faint hop aroma.strike that the hops are fairly strong it's my stuffed up nose thats slowing me down.Lite malt taste,zero carbonation just the errant bubble here and there.very hoppy taste that leaves a bitter after taste with an almost sweet taste at the tail end of the after taste.Kind of watery,nothing special.i vowed never to drink this brand again after tasting it at the beer festival at canterbury downs some years back and i believe i will stick with that idea this stuff seems to be lacking that certain something that will make it a good brew but then i feel all the summit's lack something,mostly taste and imagination in brewing.I think that James Page brewing has these guy's beat hands down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 This is quite good. Much better than the IPA, not as bitter bite. Color was superb, head was nice with some pretty good lacing on the glass throughout. Nice bold flavor and aroma. Definitly one of my favorites so far. Have it with something spicy, and you'll really enjoy it. Here's an update. Had it today on tap at Old Chicago on W. Lake Street. As Tony the Tiger would say..Grrrrreat!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Orange amber color with a medium off white rocky head. Pine with a citrus hop aroma. Mostly a hop taste. There is a soap like quality to this beer in the aroma and taste. I guess my question is how is this different than an IPA?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Veldy (65) - Coon Rapids, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2003
This has historically been my favorite beer (I live near the brewery). However, the bottled beer is often inconsistant, sometimes a bit grainy. I think the flavor could be a little more cascade and with a little more aroma. Overall, a very good beer when served at the proper temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - FEB 23, 2003
This beer can be found just about anywhere on tap in the Twin Cities which is both good and bad. When it is offered at a place that knows how to handle real beer (fresh, right temp) it is a wonderful APA, but when its found in a place whose other taps are macros it can be mishandled (old keg, wrong temp). At its best the hops are spicey and the flavor full.

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