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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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3.7
eruizgarcia (341) - - APR 16, 2016
Delicious easy to drink all occasion beer. Lots of flavor and complexity for a pale ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
jbruner (4747) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Pours a clear golden orange from the can with thin off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of mild resinous citrus and a hint of caramel malts. Taste follows, clean and easy, simple pale. Decent, but unexciting.

3
weitz15 (585) - 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
hfmejias (1283) - 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
Krej (224) - USA - DEC 16, 2015
I’m not sure what’s 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 that’s pretty neat.

3.2
euniceradio (538) - 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
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Keg @ Cuzzy’s 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
DuchessOfIowa (161) - 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
HuskerTan (2203) - Ravenna, 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 didn’t 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
MetalNHopHead (1981) - 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, I’m most impressed by the binary botanical beers; the aggressive hop-infused ales that will amaze the people they’re brewed for and alienate the rest. Yeah, Extra Pale Ale isn’t that beer. Its aim is for the masses. In this case, "extra" definitely doesn’t mean more hops. With a very strong bread/yeast note, this ale is malt-forward. I liked this brew, but I sure didn’t enjoy it the way I did Summit’s Sage IPA.


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