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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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigtaster (563) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Pours a gold clear, very little head, slight lacing. Nose of light grains, slight yeast. Light body, mineral, easy drinking, lightly tested honey malt.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Obfuscate (65) - Minneapolis, - NOV 2, 2014
Born and raised in MN I’ve been enjoying these as long as I have been drinking beer. A solid drinkable pale ale that doesn’t get old after multiple pints. Great balance of malts and hops I happily get these on tap at local bars and get the occasional six pack.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beastwhite315 (10) - - OCT 27, 2014
A bit too much hop character and bitterness. Sampled at the store, but what I bought was much stronger in hop flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (678) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
355 ml bottle at world of beer, pensacola, FL. Clear amber with white head. Smell is hoppy and caramel. Taste is caramel malty with floral hops. Light and balanced. Semi dry with low carbonation and low bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2014. Pours a pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy weak grassyfflavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours clear gold with barely any head. Pretty flat. Moderately sweet with some leafy hops, old orange. Light bodied with soft carbonation; lacking condition. Bland finish. Meh.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (756) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Light amber orange with a large foamy beige head. Light biscuit malt nose. Some grassy hops. Flavor has a smooth toasted maltiness with subtle bitter hops. Notes of light caramel and spicy hops are balanced nicely. This is a smooth and drinkable beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
On tap at bowling alley in Minot. Appearance: 1 finger off-white head, clear, straw color, good lacing. Aroma: biscuity malt, light floral, leaves. Palate: light body, average carbonation, light bitter finish, slight sticky texture. Taste: light sweet biscuity malt into light floral bitterness that lasts with light hop sweetness even. Overall, drinkable, but balance is not entirely there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a small head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, grapes, caramel, oranges, pine, some mango. Fruity hop flavor, grass, hay, oranges, some grapes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2228) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Thank you Sarah. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossy pale orange with a finger’s worth of a smooth white level head. As the head dissipated, stringy lacing stuck around the sides. The smell had a cooked caramel aroma with a slight burnt pale citrus hops about it. The taste was basically bitter with a side of caramel running about it in the background. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was mild but somewhat there. Overall, it’s an extra pale ale that fits the bill for the style and is okay to me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
backdaft (227) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color. Minimal head and no lacing to speak of. Aromas of biscuit, citrus, & mild earthy hops. Taste is toasted, earthy grains, stone fruits, and a mild hop presence. Light carbonation & body. Slightly sweet and dry with a mild bitter finish.


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