Summit Extra Pale Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Extra Pale AleSummit Extra Pale Ale

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439 Reviews
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Reviews: 439
Hads: 1,156
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 14
Gots: 162 | FT: 1
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Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ADR on 08-31-2001

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Reviews: 439 | Hads: 1,156
Reviews by MisterTiat:
Photo of MisterTiat
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper redish color. The head is nice and white, a little bit thin, retention is solid through the whole pint. Rings down the side with each gulp.

Hop aroma dominates, citrus and flowery

Hops burst on the tip of the toung and moves to the back with the ater taste. Tastes like you just bit into a grapefruit peel. Bitterness lingers in the whole mouth.

Mouthfeel is great, the hops flavor sticks to the toung, inside of the cheeks and throat.

Very drinkable, not difficult to smash through a few pitchers of this stuff with some friends. (554 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Below average beer for me. Has a real cheap beer taste to it. (62 characters)

Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Brent_B
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of skybluewater
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice golden color, little lacing. I love the smell of this one-I get a whiff of citrus, mostly grapefruit. The taste is very much the same, mostly grapefruity citrus. This is darn good beer, one to give to your macroswilling buds to get them turned onto craft beer. (265 characters)

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of beaversfan12
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A nice pale amber with a one-finger head and lingering lace all down the glass.

The aroma is biscuit and citrus with a hint of dank hops.

The taste is quite nicely balanced with sweet malt followed by a hit of citrus and then a lingering bitter.

Mouthfeel seems about standard for a pale ale.

Overall, a very balanced, easy drinking and well crafted brew. Well done. (418 characters)

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Pours a golden amber with a fluffy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is earthy and grassy hops with a little fruitiniess.

The flavor is a little sweet fruity malts followed by a grassy bitterness. It has a bitter somewhat buttery finish. The mouthfeel is medium with some sharp carbonation.

Overall, a decent but rather pedestrian pale ale. I did like this better than their IPA - it was much better balanced. (461 characters)

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Deacon_psu
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of bishopdc0
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer is golden with generous amounts of head and lacing.

The aroma is of grains malt with a slight citrus in the end.

The taste is light sweet with a pale malt backing. A slight citrus taste appears but it finishes dry with a slight bitterness. This is definitely a American style pale ale with a good balances of malt flavors and hops

the mouth is smooth and never harsh (380 characters)

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Rifrafboy
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden amber with a small white head.

S: Malty, hint of grass?

T: medium bodied, crisp and refreshing. nice hoppiness. Just the right amount of bitterness.

M: Good. Crisp and clean. Not too sweet, well balanced. Hops are strong adding to the bitterness.

D: Excellent. This is light refreshing APA that is worth a try. (324 characters)

Photo of Billolick
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle,no type of freshness dating evident. Golden copper, moderate head,carbonation and lacing. Nose is slight hoppyness. middle of the road is how this APA strikes me. moderate hoppyness, grainy,citric and also piney qualities. Medium malt base, adds up to a nicely balanced,if fairly dull brew. Crisp and pleasing, this one will do just fine,but really nothing too exciting here. (388 characters)

Photo of MrUse
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Nice dark gold color with half a finger of white foam head. Leave a nice lacing on the glass.

S-Some citrus, hops, slightly floral

T-some hops, little malty, a little bitterness with slight citrus.

M-Ends pretty dry.

O-I really enjoy this pale ale. Nothing too overpowering but the flavors blend nicely together. (319 characters)

Photo of Torey
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of ryancl
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of bsp77
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very easy to take this beer for granted living in the Twin Cities, as it is everywhere! So, it is nice to give it a proper review.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Summit pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, pale amber with a quickly settling head and some lacing.

Smell: Citrus hops and sweet grainy malts.

Taste: Strong caramel and toasted malts flavoring for an APA. Mild sweet, fruity flavors and somewhat of a citrus hop balance. Sharp malt and somewhat bitter aftertaste.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, with a moderate body and a mostly dry finish.

Drinkability: This is often the session beer of choice in Minnesota. I can understand why so many love it, but there is something about the malts that is a slight distraction for me. Very good brew nonetheless that is easy to keep chugging away.

Edit: I see the style has now been changed from APA to EPA. Personally, I feel it is some kind of hybrid. (918 characters)

Photo of deebo
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A fresh bottle with an enjoy by date of 12/27/12 poured into a pint glass.

A-An aggressive pour provides a heady 3 fingers of pillowy white head that leaves some lace and has good staying power. Perfect clarity with lots of carbonation noticed, color is golden with an amber tint.

S-Bready malt with hints of hops (piney resin, citrus)

T-Slightly toasted but clean barley malt quickly overtaken with hops which taste like they smell.

M-Medium bodied with lots of carbonation with a bitter long finish.

O-Credit goes to Summit for brewing a beer in the 80s that stands up to the craft brewing boom that is all the rage today. Although not a beer that is a favorite of mine this is a well made brew with a large fan base in the Twin Cities. (743 characters)

Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bamabrew22
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not a bad beer at all. I had this on tap at Bubba Gump's in the Mall of America, as well as at the MSP airport on the way out of town.

Pours a nice copper body with a taupe head. Smells of a significant hop presence, maybe some light fruity esters. Overall the taste was reather pleasing. Certainly not the best example of the style, but it was good nonetheless. Citrusy, hoppy spiciness with a good dose of malt. Really cold and clean finish. Just a good session beer all around, if you ask me. Another good example of the diversity and variety in the Twin Cities. (568 characters)

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.