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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Reinheitsgebot99 (1) - USA - SEP 10, 2001 does not count
Very hoppy with a unique, slightly nutty, bitter aftertaste. This is the way a Pale Ale should taste. Most Pales tone down the hops to broaden their appeal. Summit EPA pushes the hops and stands out as a great regional brew for ale lovers.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sprgarden (1) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - JUN 17, 2004 does not count
Just found a supplier in metro Detroit (Grosse Point Woods) and am thrilled to see this beer make its way further east.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cheetahbators (1) - minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2009 does not count
the best beer I have ever tasted. THe taste is excellent with just the right amount of hoppy taste. Well worth trying if you are visiting Minnesota.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Grizzley (2) - USA - DEC 27, 2009 does not count
Perfect. Best beer in upper Midwest. Summitís other creations leave a little to be desired, but this is the standard for American Pale Ales. Clear amber Brown, creamy off white head, bitter, stinging hoppy taste, goes down smooth and creamy, very aromatic. Drink culminates in a crisp sharp aftertaste not produced by many beers; Most IPAs or PAs have a somewhat dull lingering aftertaste; Summitís is razor sharp and tingly. Most popular beer in Minneapolis/ St. Paul for a reason.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KingRex (1) - - NOV 9, 2012 does not count
This beer has it all. And, itís had it all since 1986. This beer led the way for micro brew in Minnesota. It is the pioneer in the Beer Belt. Fantastic beer, with all around appeal. Solid, not fancy, made for the ages.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2003
very refreshing beer with a great smack of hoppness. nothing else to say about it.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
trapper (2) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2004 does not count
This beer has it all.Good appearrance nice amber color to copper color.A nice head on it finger width or so good head.The hops are a near perfect mix smooth but yet hoppy enough to make you take notice.The beer sticks to glass all the way to the end. It has a real nice flavor .They hit this beer square on for my taste buds.My new favorite by far.The only beer that is a real close second is seirra nevada's pale ale or possibly te ton ale out of jacksonhole wyoming.This beer goes good by itself and even better with food.I love it with steak,and pizza alike.I toured this brewery and I was not disappointed when I got it fresh from the tap either.A tad better on tap but I prefer all beer on tap.A must try this beer Rocks!I have read other reviews on this beer .I really think some people are missing it.This beer is a winner and Summit's best going away.

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

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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Good beer, bottle at a restaurant with a walleye meal. Aroma of hops, pine and citrus. Golden bronze in color with no head. Flavors of pine, citrus and a small amount of hops. Smooth with a slightly dry finish. A refreshing beer. So I had this on tap and it is sooooo much better on tap. Awesome hoppy aroma and flavor, nice white fluffy head, and good bitterness.


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