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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: 997
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 69 | 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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3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this EPA on tap, in a pint glass. This Pale Ale poured a dark orange/amber color. It produced a very nice white head, nice retention and excellent lacing. The aroma of this beer was mild, malted grain, fresh bread and some floral hops. Light in body, malted grain base, cereal grains, and a mild hop bite. Semi dry finish- excellent representative of the style. Great, session ale, would be a wonderful entry level craft beer for a Bud drinker. Overall, this is not the best English Style Pale Ale, but it is above average and worth a try.

GossageBrewery, Sep 17, 2012
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3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

doucmehu, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

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abuss2, Sep 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

StPaulShredder, Aug 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

zeledonia, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of deebo
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

deebo, Aug 28, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep golden-amber color with a big off white head. The head fades relatively fast to give a medium level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is rather light but nice. It consists of some bready malt and some caramel as well as a small hop presence of some pine and a little bit of apple.

Taste – The taste begins with a light sweetness and a good bready base. As the taste moves on the caramel sweetness that was present in the beginning gets stronger and a presence of hops becomes more pronounced. While the breadiness gets lighter toward the end, the citrus and pine hop flavors develop further to the end of the taste, and when combined with the sweeter caramel and a light fruit flavor leave a bitter-sweet taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to slightly above average with the carbonation level being on the lower side. The body is rather fitting, but the carbonation is a bit lower then would be ideal with a greater level likely giving it a bit more of a refreshing and exiting feel.

Overall - A nice session brew with a nice flavors.

Darkmagus82, Aug 23, 2012
Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 997 ratings.