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Summit Extra Pale Ale - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Extra Pale AleSummit Extra Pale Ale

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937 Ratings
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Ratings: 937
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADR on 08-31-2001)
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jampics2

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass. This was an extra from a Minnesota trader and, boy, was it fresh!

The beer looks nice in my pint glass. It's a copper color with some nice hints of amber, yellow and gold. The head is about one finger thick and is very fluffy and displays great retention properties. Some nice active carbonation and lace are notes.

The smell keeps things moving in a positive direction. There's a decent malt component which provides some sweet notes and some caramel hints. The hops add flowery and citrus notes. There are touches of grapefruit and orange, to me this smells like cascade hops were used in the dry hopping or flame out and perhaps some English hops in the boil. There's some great hop and malt integration with sweet and fruity scents working well together, and the hops are nicely expressive without crossing over to IPA territory.

Summit Extra Pale Ale tastes very, very nice. Some sweet caramel and 2 row malt keep things anchored nicely with minimal toast - this is mostly pale and just a touch sweet. The hops are pretty dead-on for an APA, but I don't know about an English Pale Ale. For that style, I tend to see more earthiness and less citrus. There are notes of flowers and some great grapefruit and orange from the cascade.

The mouthfeel is a bit light in terms of density and viscosity. The lively carbonation keeps things light, but there could be more to this. That being said, it's an enjoyable and expressive beer. It's certainly one of the better English Pale Ales for me, but not for the style - I fear the use of cascade crossed this over into APA territory. Worth a try for sure!

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 20:47:13 | More by jampics2
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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.