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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.


3.4
   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.

3.2
   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.

3.5
   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.

4.7
   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. It’s sweeter than most Pale Ales, but that sweetness is combined with a very full body and just the right amount of carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
heykevin (1280) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2002
A nice take on the pale ale. Unique hop aroma. Used to think this beer tasted like hangover, but quality and flavor have improved since moving to the new brewery. Rerate 6/25/02 This beer continues to improve. Several recent samplings both on tap and in the bottle have tasted incredible. Just the right amount of caramel sweetness to balance a blast of tasty hops. If you’ve had this one before and did not care for it, resample out of a fresh bottle (new label matches picture at left) you will not be disappointed.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BruceLeroy (111) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2003 Very bitter and flat. Not totally refreshing. Drinkable though. Not as much head as Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. Other than that it is exactly the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2577) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2002
Tap. A wonderful beer from St. Paul, MN. This beer has a nice rich bronze color and a hoppy and almost sweet flavor. This would replace Sierra Nevada if I were able to get it more frequently.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jennythenipper (74) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2002
Summit Extra Pale Ale is great in the bottles and fantastic on tap. I prefer it to the more expensive Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It’s hoppier and cleaner overall. This is the number one beer in our fridge year round because it’s so appropriate and drinkable almost any time.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
noy-zee (63) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2002
mmmm......beefy

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigdave99 (2) - USA - FEB 12, 2002 does not count
perfect minnesota beer. never boring, great poured or in the bottle, best out of a good fresh tap, a great example of what a small commercial beer can be.


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