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RATINGS: 651   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. 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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (134) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2012
pours a nice amber gold. Aroma is hops and subtle citrus. Taste is fresh, lively, hoppy, slight orange. Great hoppy lingering finish. Good beer.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (560) - - JUL 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-23-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep golden-amber color with a big off white head. The head fades relatively fast to give a medium level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is rather light but nice. It consists of some bready malt and some caramel as well as a small hop presence of some pine and a little bit of apple. Taste – The taste begins with a light sweetness and a good bready base. As the taste moves on the caramel sweetness that was present in the beginning gets stronger and a presence of hops becomes more pronounced. While the breadiness gets lighter toward the end, the citrus and pine hop flavors develop further to the end of the taste, and when combined with the sweeter caramel and a light fruit flavor leave a bitter-sweet taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to slightly above average with the carbonation level being on the lower side. The body is rather fitting, but the carbonation is a bit lower then would be ideal with a greater level likely giving it a bit more of a refreshing and exiting feel. Overall - A nice session brew with a nice flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HughConway (780) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours amber-orange, off white head. Aroma’s citrus-grass. Nice finish, fun beer for summer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (457) - Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft. Pours orange with off white head. Good lacing. Nose is some citrus. Taste is a moderately bitter with citrus notes. Some caramel. Mildly bitter finish. Good standard pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with white head. Pine and citrus on the nose with a little malt as well; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some light malt notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GreatDane1632 (313) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Drank from a hotel bar on draft -- Only "local" brew that was on top. This beer was pretty good. Sptrizy in flavor and mouthfeel. Definitely a beer that could be enjoyed in large quantities. Enjoyable for a beer that you drink and don’t realize you’re drinking it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Copper color with caramel malts in the aroma. Taste is malty with a bit of nutty flavor, similar to a brown ale. Light hop bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Another excellent pale ale. First I have had from this brewer. Nice and hoppy and crushable. Pours orange in color an smells hoppy. Had at Ruth kris. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MNAle (18) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2014
A favorite since I arrived in the Twin Cities. A solid pale ale, more in the British style than American. About the best to my taste since Molston Pedigree.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7390) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle. Light barley malt and hay aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter herbal orange peel flavor. Okay - standard.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bengibbs6 (41) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2014
A bit darker than I would expect from an extra pale. Lemon and berry on the nose, bread and citrus on the palate. Medium body and a lingering bitter finish. I'd do it again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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