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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
apopielarz (12) - - JUN 18, 2017
A good pale L but not great flavor is a bit Donald I think it could be more robust more flavorful bitterness color aroma mouth feel all good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
loadsofmonkets (1) - - MAY 29, 2017 does not count
My local go-to beer. Good strength for session drinking, plenty of character without any overwhelming notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
koleminer20 (3470) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2017
On draft at Cowboy Jack’s at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. The pour is a clear coppery gold with a thick white head and a good soapy lace as it falls. The aroma is a little metallic, but nicely hoppy and well balanced. It’s got a bit of a sweet malt to it that isn’t too bad. The flavor is a little different there is more hop and a bitterness to it in front of the metallic malt and a soft sweet lead in. The bitterness and sharp hop on the finish really saves it. It’s not bad. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly bitter hop before the sweet malt comes through. Not too bad.

3.5
TH28 (447) - - MAR 11, 2017
12oz bottle. 4/21/17 best by date. Appearance: Deep golden with a touch of orange, hazy, and a moderate thick off white head and nice lacing. Aroma: Grainy, toasted bread, with an orange rind citrus hop note and a bit of resin. Taste: Grainy, toasted bread, and a touch of caramel maltiness. Moderately strong bitterness brings some grapefruit and herbal notes. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. Finish: very dry with some sticky hop resin on the finish. Bitterness really stands out and lingers here. Overall: A nice, easy drinking pale ale. Has the malt character of an English pale ale, but the hop character of an APA. Has the malt backbone to balance the aggressive hopping, but finishes with a strong lingering bitterness.

2.9
Ronritter (665) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2016
Pours a hazy orange with a smallish head the scent of hops, finishes a little bitter.

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StoutBeerReviews (132) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2016
Much better than summits Octoberfest style wise, good flavor, crisp and clean with a nice light-ish carbonation. Tasty medium bitterness, but not coming from the alcohol which is good.

2.3
rumore (489) - Rimini, ITALY - NOV 13, 2016
From the tap at 8th Street Grill, Minneapolis. Pours light copper, worth fine white foam. Aroma is moderately intense with low persistence. Reminds a little of hazelnut, worth some strange feeling of oxidation. Body is light, with some final stickiness and very light astringency. Taste has balanced sweetness and bitterness, with the second dominating on the final.

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3.2
beerme31 (685) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle. Aroma was mostly of the hops, some floral and grass notes. Taste was medium bitterness. Finished with dry bitterness, Medium-light body. Pretty good overall.

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rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2016
Draught at The Lodge at Giants Ridge, Biwabik, MN. Clear deep golden color with a small white head. Sweet fruity hops, caramel malt and some dryness in the aroma. The flavor is dry grassy hops, moderate bitterness, caramel malt and some dryness. Thinnish. Nothing out of the ordinary here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
BeerRenter76 (1007) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
A nice aroma of pine, with some slight citrus notes. Flavor was similar to the aroma with a crisp finish. Overall it was a pretty nice beer, the flavors all worked well together with none being too over or underwhelming. Originally rated on 11/21/08.


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