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RATINGS: 695   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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. 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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2003 Bronze/Honey appearance, spicy malt aroma, heavy on the malt and hops. Finish is decidedly hoppy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vikingbeau (67) - Albertville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2002
"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 Stateís better offerings"--quote from wawood. You guessed it, he is from San Francisco and he is gay. He is also not happy here in the snow blown state of Minnesota. All he does is bitch. Hey, Wawood what about those of us who like both hopps and malt? As for my opinion I may be biased, being from here but I think this bitch is solid. She has a light thin head with a heavy outter rim that laces the glass. I donít know that I taste her malt but I sure taste her bitter hopps...I like it for what it is. GO VIKES!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2003 I love this beer. It has a wonderful apperance and a flavor to match. Great price here in MN, too. You really cannot go wrong with this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Hazy honey. Thin, dense light cream head. Slow carbonation. Modest aroma of caramel, citric hops and spicy aspects. Crisp and bright with an immediate caramel malt backbone. Overlay of spicy, citric hops provide a mediocre bitterness and hoppy aftertaste. Fairly dry. Mineral notes yet again. Medium light body. Finishes a bit one sided towards the hops, but nothing special. A good brew but nothing I would search for.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1510) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - OCT 4, 2002
orangeish/copper/brown color, thin head..aroma has some floral quality to it. fizzy carbonated soda-like feel in the mouth..but still has a nice hop presence to it. superior to the IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2002
Mild but refreshing pale ale. Not very hoppy compared to some of the others. Nonetheless, not too bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2295) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3342) - 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!

3.8
   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

2.8
   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


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