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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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1,092 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,092
Reviews: 439
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 13
Gots: 120 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: ADR on 08-31-2001

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Photo of cambabeer
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis. Good beer.

Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwilde
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkanedc
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Garvey
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBrewo
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pair of bombers was poured into generic pint glasses at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota, while we sat in attendance of a Minnesota Wild game. Through the glasses a rust colored beer was appreciated. It held a brief one finger head the color of toasted caramel. Chunky rings of lacing were left in its wake. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be moderate. The aroma went well with the smells of the game’s crowd, giving notes of cheap caramel, amber, and pale malts, bronze, wet straw, bittered plastic phenols, raw oat, grassy and softly citric hops, buttered popcorn, light booze, white sugar, and corny adjuncts. The taste was an easy extension of this, combining tannic lemon breakfast tea, dried citric and grassy hops, metallic amber and pale malts, mild crystal European graininess, stomach acid, fresh cotton, roasted white corn, dried florals, strawberry and red apple skins, denim, and iceberg lettuce. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium to high. Slurp and smack were okay off the top of the glass, but cream and froth were subdued. The mouth was left wet, but ultimately dried crisply of tannins. The abv was appropriate, and the beer lasted through the end of the first period.

Overall, this was our first rating undertaken at a sports event. It was a rather impromptu decision to attend the game in the first play, but once we got there we searched high and low for something on the crafty side. This was clearly our best option, but for the $13 each we paid, it was made that much more bittersweet. The aroma and flavoring were pretty generic, and the hearty toast of those adjuncts effectively blocked out any balancing hoppiness lingering in the background. We were glad to get to sip on something more our style, and something local, during the game, but with that markup it clearly wasn’t worth it.

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DuaneL
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An adequate beer, worth buying at $25/case. A bit fizzy at first gulp, but a full, fresh taste. Not exceptional but good. (Barley Mow, Jan 2015).

Photo of browner1971
3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zanico
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hilaryopland
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Roguer
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly clear amber ale, topped with a flat white head of decent size and OK retention. Wide fields of lacing.

Lovely aroma, focusing on bitterness, caramel and pale malts, a hint of bubblegum yeast, and floral hops.

Flavor follows, with a balancing act among floral hops, yeast, caramel malt, and pale malt. Sweetness just a hair shy of a Belgian pale ale, with the bitterness of an extra or English pale ale.

Very balanced and drinkable; bitter, lively, with a semi-dry finish.

This is an extremely drinkable beer. Nothing stands out as amazing, but it's damn good overall.

Photo of CraigP83
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown, smooth and malty which fades to bitter and dryness.

Photo of psych029
3.15/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leeswagerty
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregJ
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A decent pale ale. Decent seems to describe most of this beers characteristics, not bad but nothing special in the realm of craft beers. Off white head with a light golden amber color. Light malty sweetness, subtle hoppy bite up front with a subtle piney in the aftertaste.

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WMbeer
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GIJoe33
3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,092 ratings.