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RATINGS: 705   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2961) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
Draft, Minneapolis. Nice to see a larger craft brewer whose flagship brand is not the usual pale pilsner. And nice to see that it's readily available on tap in the Twin Cities (it's even on a few taps here in Chicago). A pleasing amber/copper color, toasty malty sweetness and a refined hop spiciness... definitely not IPA level, but enough to tell the novice beer drinker there's another world out there. Great with those Matt's hamburgers with the cheese fried inside the patty (a Minneapolis tradition my brother introduced me to)!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (493) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Light, citrus aroma. Very smooth body with a light malted finish. Not a lot of hop presence in the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2015
On tap at The Ground Round (Worthington, MN). Poured light amber with a nice tan head and nice lacing all over the glass. Aroma of grain malts and hops. Taste is bit malty and sweet, biscuits and some fruits that are balanced with some hops. Enjoyable and super easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Krej (210) - USA - DEC 16, 2015
Iím not sure whatís so "extra" about this beer. What does "extra pale" even mean? Extra normal? Extra plain? Extra boring? Not really sure, but it does look great and taste great, so thatís pretty neat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (344) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2015
12 oz bottle to tulip. Pours clear amber red, small dissipating beige head. Aroma of crystal and pale malts, cirtus rind and grass. Taste is the same but with a nice grapefruit hop flavor. Highly acidic. Mouthfeel is light-mod. Heavy carb.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (6365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Keg @ Cuzzyís amver pour with a creamy head. Nose is toasty white bread and caramel. Some grass. Little to it. Flavor is pretty mild, milquetoast. Light grass and bread. Easy going. Active carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuchessOfIowa (145) - Iowa, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Biscuit and caramel sweetness in the nose with nice earthy with slight citrus in the bitterness but very balanced. Very easy to drink. Mouth feel is perfect to drink a lot of these. Clean and crisp. Am I in London?

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HuskerTan (1278) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle. A- Pine, gummy bears, oranges, citrus, juicy. A- Golden orange color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Pine, slightly bitter, juicy, oranges, gummy bears. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, juicy finish. O- After having the Summit IPA, I was leery about this one as I didnít like it, but damn this one turned out fine. Tons of juicy hops that remind me of orange gummy bears. Not overly bitter and definitely refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jbuskirk (1025) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Summit Extra Pale Ale offers a dizzying list of people who are apparently good candidates for drinking this stuff: construction workers, stock brokers, farmers, etc. While I do like approachable hoppy ales, Iím most impressed by the binary botanical beers; the aggressive hop-infused ales that will amaze the people theyíre brewed for and alienate the rest. Yeah, Extra Pale Ale isnít that beer. Its aim is for the masses. In this case, "extra" definitely doesnít mean more hops. With a very strong bread/yeast note, this ale is malt-forward. I liked this brew, but I sure didnít enjoy it the way I did Summitís Sage IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3590) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12 oz bottle in Minneapolis, MN. A solid but unremarkable PA. Moderately bitter with plenty of hoop flavor for style. Somewhat complex hop flavor mix.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hawknbrew (6) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
Hoppy aroma and flavor. Very drinkable, especially coming in from the heat.


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