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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2285) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2004 9/12/04: Cask version at 2004 ABR. Nice cascading body after pour. Somewhat sweet, somewhat hoppy. Served warmer. Off-white head. Slightly hazy, dark gold in body. Foamy head. Soft and smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Lacks the bite & carbonation of the original. Aroma: 7, Appearance: 5, Flavor: 7, Palate: 5, Overall: 15. 10/1/02: Deceivingly malty at the nose, as the pervasive flavor theme is hop bitterness. Nevertheless, Summit Extra Pale tries to do a little too much, and ends up a bit confused. Is it a malty brew? Or a hoppy brew? Too much hops for malt lovers and too much malt for hops lovers. Being of the latter ilk, I still appreciate their attention to hops, and it remains one of the State's better offerings. I still like Summit's Pale Ale better, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3329) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2002
Very impressive!!! I was never a fan of Summitís porter or IPA, but this came through for me. Good hop/citrus nose, carmel color-taste is fair amout of malt at the start for an APA-finish is hop bitter, but not to strong. Excellent APA for hop lovers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
Notice small hop aroma, Nice carmel color, falvor starts with tosted malt and carmel malts then finnishes with light hopp bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2002
Okay pale ale. Nothing special. And that is all I have to say

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2002
Certainly a drinkable brew, but I donít find the flavoring that distinctive. And having just three in an evening didnít sit well on my stomach overnight, so I canít rate this EPA highly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (6045) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2010 Rerate Has not witstood the test of time - had a six pack of this on 4th of July - very cloying and homebrew-like Rerate 7/20/03 - had on tap at Green Mill in Fargo ND. Dark copper color appearance, thick creamy white head; light citrusy aroma. Solid citrusy hop flavor without being obtrusive. All in all, a solid APA. Original rating - 3.4.Good hoppy flavor, smooth finish. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Hoppy citrus aroma, easy drinking pale, clean taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2002
This is a very clean Pale Ale, but it is also a bit light for my taste. The hops are there, but not in the normally bold and robust form found in many other dominate PAs. Definitely a good and refreshing beer, but kind of the middle road as far as APAs are concerned.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 Hoppy, but not very bitter. Easy to enjoy with a sweetish finish for an APA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
A great, great Pale Ale. Itís sweeter than most Pale Ales, but that sweetness is combined with a very full body and just the right amount of carbonation.

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