Summit Extra Pale Ale - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by eclaycamp:
3.8/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I don't have access to Summit here in Kansas, so finding this at Brix in Omaha was a nice treat. Summit bills this as an XPA, a style I'm not completely familiar with. Pours a golden amber. The first thing you notice, at least with the glass I used (a modified tulip) is the head retention. The head is thick and foamy, like old school shaving cream, with sticky lacing. Really gorgeous. There's a playfull level of carbonation along with the beer. From an appearance standpoint this one is really solid. I think of picnics when I smell the beer, specifically honeydew melon, maybe cantelope. There's a hint of lightly sweet bready malt in the background as well. Lightly carbonated with a fizzy mouthfeel and a moderate amount of bitterness at the end. Nice malt sweetness helps to balance this out. Taste is pretty solid, with citrus-style hop characteristic up front followed by malt sweetness. I'm picking up some dried fruit - apricots maybe - the more I drink it. The main flaw with this beer is that it doesn't have quite enough body to stand up to everything that's going on - the whole experience, from start to finish, is gone in a flash, which requires multiple sips to really capture what's going on. I'm guessing that's kind of the point.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2010 01:13:27 | More by eclaycamp
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3.59/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured into a pint glass.
Dark brown color, bit of head. Smells like hops and malt.
Tastes like a pale ale with a bit more caramel than usual. Bitter finish. Lingers a bit.
Different than the pale ales I'm used to. Could use more hops.
Decent enough I guess.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 13:21:25 | More by ctxfenris
Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.