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RATINGS: 716   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2003
This brew poured a small head of fine to medium sized off-white mostly diminishing bubbles that left a fair lacing and a slightly carbonated transparent amber colored body behind. It had a tingly mouthfeel and a nice malt-hop-spice aroma. Its flavor was a medium strength combination of hops, malt and spice in a good mix along with a noticible alcohol contnent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2003
A small off-white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was carbonated and slightly cloudy.The hue of this beer was copper and the lacing was fair.The nose was hoppy, fruity, sweet and malty.The flavor was very bitter and it had a fore and an aftertaste that lingered.The mouthfeel of this beer was tingly on the tongue, smooth, thin and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2003
A nice looking pale, with medium copper coloring and a fluffy, off white head. Nose is delightfully hoppy, and really quite nice as well. The flavor, however, doesn't quite live up to the nose and appearance. Hoppy, mostly in the finish, but it lacks any real depth of character.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Draft, Minneapolis. Nice to see a larger craft brewer whose flagship brand is not the usual pale pilsner. And nice to see that it's readily available on tap in the Twin Cities (it's even on a few taps here in Chicago). A pleasing amber/copper color, toasty malty sweetness and a refined hop spiciness... definitely not IPA level, but enough to tell the novice beer drinker there's another world out there. Great with those Matt's hamburgers with the cheese fried inside the patty (a Minneapolis tradition my brother introduced me to)!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Deep amber color, hoppy and rich flavor, moderately bitter and very refreshing

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hysteria (38) - USA - JUL 11, 2003
Lovely golden color with nice hoppy, malty nose. Nothing overstated here, the combination of the malt and hops is just perfect. I give it a high rating on drinkability and balance. Had this on draft at the Mall of America and it was heavenly.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BBB63 (6557) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13235) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3.2
   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.


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