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RATINGS: 692   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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2.5
MetalNHopHead (2191) - 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.

2.9
chinchill (5315) - 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
Hawknbrew (6) - - JUL 25, 2015 does not count
Hoppy aroma and flavor. Very drinkable, especially coming in from the heat.

3.4
ljthiessen (1438) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Can, at Eaux Claires music festival. Drank a lot of this at the festival, and really enjoyed it for a hot summer day. Surprisingly hoppy, with a nice citrus bitterness up front balanced by a light toasty malt character and very drinkable. Nothing terribly special, but did the trick.

3.3
Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2015
On draft at the MSP airport. Pours an orange hold with a thick off white head. Grassy nose. Flavored of grass and light citrus. Mild bitter finish.

3.1
burg326 (5607) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Poured a golden pale color with aromas of malt, caramel and citrus. Flavors follow suit not much hops decent amount of malt light cotrus, meh.

3.3
Aniela (4215) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity hoppy citrus caramell aroma. Fruity hoppy grassy flavour.

3.3
Jow (4087) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Tap at a twins game. Orange gold pour. Nose is light piney hops and pale malt. Tastes of pine, caramel, straw, pale malt, and some citrus. Light earthy aftertaste. Rather plain but drinkable and enjoyable on fine day for ballgame

3.5
keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2015
This is a good pale ale, but it is not quite as good as Boulevard’s Pale Ale.

3.4
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a medium gold with a white head and lacing. It has a mild aroma if spicy and earthy hops. The flavor is mild hops and malt up front with a balanced finish over a medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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