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RATINGS: 694   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. 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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigdave99 (2) - USA - FEB 12, 2002
perfect minnesota beer. never boring, great poured or in the bottle, best out of a good fresh tap, a great example of what a small commercial beer can be.


3.2
Hiero (176) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2018
This is kind of like a hopped up pilsener. If you are used to IPAs and want to back down to something smooth, lower alcohol, but with something that still has a little kick to it, this is a really good choice.

3.3
tryemallonce (30) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2018
Nice drinkable beer. Not too hoppy, which is probably why I like it. Nice balance between the malts and hops.

3.4
Brettsky06 (538) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 4, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2017 Drank this one out of a cab so didn't get a lot of aroma. Nice and bitter piney flavour though. Lots of taste for a lower abv beer

3.2
Andrew196 (2076) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Draft at Maynards in Rogers, MN. Pours a light amber, wispy white head. Aroma of grain, light florals. Crisp and fresh on the tongue, caramel, lightly toasted malts. Not bad but nothing distinguishing about it.

3.2
ajnepple (7925) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2017
12 oz single bottle from Hy Vee Wine & Spirits - Council Bluffs (Madison Ave). Golden amber appearance with slight haze, a white head and light lacing. Aroma of bitter hops, toasted malt, biscuit, light pine and a hint of citrus. Similar flavor, adding mild hop bitterness (earthy) and a light grainy sweetness. Medium to light body with a balanced finish. A smooth, easy drinker overall.

3.4
apopielarz (41) - - 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 (4466) - 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 (504) - - 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 (875) - 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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