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RATINGS: 700   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
butrain (14) - USA - FEB 4, 2003
Very good for a local brew. Tastes kind of heavy for being a pale ale, which I think to be a good thing (ie, the flavor does not disappear immediately). Recommended if you can get it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nuffield (3892) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2003
I just don't get it--I must be missing what everybody is enjoying in this beer. Decent appearance, luminescent golden-amber, keeping a nice cling of head on the glass. Gentle (read: dull) aroma, somewhat dusty and a bit of hop presence. A mix of flavors, citric bitterness, a little bit metallic, the faintest suggestion of curry powder, and some malt body. Decent palate. All around the palate supports this one well enough to be an easy drinking beer, but the flavors I got were a bit harsh and it left me disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5049) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2006 nice orange color. Well hopped and bitter, and easy to find as well. But I do think there are quality control issues because this beer can be good or terrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2003
A nice dance between the almost nutty caramelity and the florality quick drying on close. Easy to enjoy, as the description asserts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2003
good pale with apricot-like aroma, malty, fruity taste with lingering hop finish

   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.

   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 State’s 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 don’t know that I taste her malt but I sure taste her bitter hopps...I like it for what it is. GO VIKES!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1517) - 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.

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