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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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Ratings: 1,080
Reviews: 436
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 13
Gots: 112 | 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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5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12oz Pint Glass

Appearance - Light Brown & Amber color with a slightly cloudy look to it. Head is about 1 finger width with an aggressive pour that appears slightly off-white

Smell - Bready and Yeasty smell along with some barley. It's got this biscuit and freshly baked bread smell to it, which comes off as quite pleasant. There's also a slightly grassy aroma to it along with some malty notes.

Taste - Pretty Yeast and Barley like, it's got a nice bready flavor to it, along with some faint floral hops in the back of the palette. Malty notes are pretty good here, and it adds to the overall flavor of it.

Mouthfeel - Body is a bit on the heavier side for an English Pale Ale, and the carbonation packs quite a bite which gives it some intensity.

Overall - It's a beer that plays it safe by not straying too far from what a beer should be in terms of flavor. It's rich bready flavor gives it a certain charm that many beers try to recreate, but only some have success with doing so. It's not a beer with too much complexity, but that's what makes it so good!

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Dave128
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the MSP airport in Minneapolis connecting to Seattle. Served into a pint glass.

A - Arrives at my table with just a finger of head but Lacing is pretty great. Almost no head after it dissipates. Red Amber in color.

S - Nice and hoppy. I would expect nothing less than a beer labeled extra pale.

T - As with the nose it is nice and hoppy. A little unbalanced I think, but I love it.

M - Crisp feeling in the mouth. Good carbonation for the style.

O - I love having good solid pale ales like this from every city. Always gives me something to be familiar with.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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

Poured into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. A very clear and bright orange color. Medium amount of large carbonation bubbles lead to a small two finger sea foam colored and frothy head. Lace looks great for now and sticks beautifully to the end.

Smell is sour bananas, biscuits and grass. Maybe even a green apple.

Taste is about the same as the smell. A very earthy, biscuity, musty tasting brew. This is an English Pale and it delivers with the english malts and yeasts that I can't stand.

Mouth is crisp and carbonation round. Body is medium and the finish fades quick and is on the dry side.

Overall I am grading this on it's style but I must say, I hate the style. If I ever want to taste soggy, musty bread, I will go buy a cup of chicken and dumpling soup. On line for the style though. If this is the style of beer you enjoy, then this is a must try for you.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Tucquan
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-11-19 in the Minneapolis airport

A - mostly clear amber with a 1.5" white head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing.

S - mild sweet malt with a hint of caramel

T - light roasted malt with some caramel, light citrus with mild bitterness. Balanced.

M - light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth and fairly crisp.

O - not remarkable but good enough to quench the thirst with enough flavor to be interesting.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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5/5  rDev +35.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,080 ratings.