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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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976 Ratings
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Ratings: 976
Reviews: 428
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | 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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Ratings: 976 | Reviews: 428 | Display Reviews Only:
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illini4x4


3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-27-2012 03:14:31 | More by illini4x4
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ZPB

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-23-2012 15:54:10 | More by ZPB
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TonyTalon

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-23-2012 02:59:39 | More by TonyTalon
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

08-23-2012 00:48:38 | More by Darkmagus82
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-21-2012 21:05:41 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-18-2012 03:40:14 | More by koes0024
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blaze8

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-17-2012 20:27:10 | More by blaze8
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-15-2012 05:28:56 | More by danthehopslamman
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GarbageMan


3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

08-13-2012 01:17:27 | More by GarbageMan
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%

Kind of an orange-tan color, clear, one finger head that didn't last long and left so-so lace.

Smell is caramel malts, biscuit malt, bready, with some floral and grassy character, and a decent piney hops presence.

Taste follows the smell but the hops are much more pronounced. It's quite tasty, the hops come through nicely. The malts are all still there, especially the bready and caramel notes.

Body is pretty light and has a great hops bite to it. Carbonation is somewhat light for a pale ale, but still good.

Overall it's pretty good. Would prefer it in cans so as to take it fishin'.

08-11-2012 19:00:11 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Steimie

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-11-2012 13:10:42 | More by Steimie
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Entropy

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-08-2012 02:18:54 | More by Entropy
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-05-2012 03:52:34 | More by Doyle
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +13%

Appearance: Semi-translucent straw/copper hue. Two finger soapy off-white head.

Aroma: Pale malt and a little sweetness. Not much else there.

Taste: Hop forward with malt filling in all the blank spots on the palate. Slightly bitter throughout with a nice hop kick right in the middle. Not getting any citrus which is usually present in APAs and EPAs, but that flavor is not missed at all. The malt really rounds out the hops nicely.

Mouthfeel: Good effervescence and highly drinkable/sessionable.

Final Thoughts: One of Summit's best offerings, their flagship Extra Pale Ale can please both novices and beer enthusiasts alike. It has a good level of complexity while remaining very easy to enjoy on all levels.

08-05-2012 00:11:38 | More by JamesMN
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

08-02-2012 21:21:24 | More by ryancl
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-31-2012 07:52:45 | More by DeschutesFan
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Cooper

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-29-2012 01:43:57 | More by Cooper
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MNAle

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

07-28-2012 02:21:25 | More by MNAle
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-26-2012 17:03:59 | More by ShemRahBoo
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eclipse54

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

On tap at Stub and Herb's. For three bucks during happy hour, it was hard to turn down.

Came in a pint glass, showing a copper, hazy orange body with some darker gold hues. About 3/4 inch of fluffy, white head. Decent retention, and pretty good lacing.

Aroma is a bit unassuming. Biscuity, bready notes dominate, but there's some citrus (grapefruit) underneath. A bit of pine, and a dose of caramel malt. Reminded me of Fat Tire, but toned down a bit.

Flavor brings it back with more bread, healthy amounts of citrusy and piny hops (far more than in the nose), a touch of caramel, and some wheat/straw. Seems pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel is lively, in part from the carbonation but also the prominent citrus. Smoother towards the end when the malt shows through, but finishes very dry. It does leave me wanting another sip, but primarily out of need to re-wet my palate.

Overall, a great beer. While it may not be "exceptional" in all categories, it's well put together and worth coming back to. I'll definitely be drinking more in the near future.

07-25-2012 21:19:22 | More by eclipse54
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Converge

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

355ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours a clean rusty-amber hue with a frothy head of slightly off-white foam. Little carbonation. Nice presentation, with the stubby bottle, embossed logo, and unique-to-beer cap. The label art isn't half bad either. Always like it when a brewery does those little things. Head settles to a thin soapy cap, but doesn't lace particularly well.

S - Pretty much dominated by the malt profile. Lots of toasty caramel malt sweetness, toffee, and some buttery biscuit notes. Nice bready quality to it as well. Some subtle citric and grassy hops, but they're all but buried under the malt.

T - Follows the nose closely, but with a bit more hop presence than the aroma. Lots of toasty caramel malt, bready notes, toffee, and a touch of spice and vanilla. Slight lingering hop bitterness, grassy and earthy. Slight citric quality as well. Overall, a balanced pale ale, leaning towards the maltier side of the spectrum.

M - Crisp but fine carbonation with a light-to-medium body.

D - A simple, tasty, and overall very drinkable pale ale. I usually enjoy my pale ales with a little more hop bite, but I suppose this being an English variety, the malt-forward profile is appropriate, and done quite well in this case.

07-25-2012 06:34:49 | More by Converge
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-17-2012 21:09:59 | More by MarshMan71
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

07-15-2012 14:50:01 | More by Powderhornphil
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-14-2012 02:39:50 | More by Dapperticus
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +6.2%

I picked this up at Thirsty's - poured chilled in a 1/2 pint.

The color is golden honey with light haze and thin cap of white with tight bead. The lace clings well. The smell is fruity with stone fruit, plum-like odors with slight biscuit scent with a herbal hop aroma and mild spice w/ gentle yeast breadiness and mild sulphur tinge. The feel is good with gentle mineral dry qualities and moderate carbonation with slightly sweet middle and med full body overall with mild bitterness.

The Ale has a very nice hop flavor which melds well with the fruitiness of the yeast and biscuit flavor in the malt with nice herbal tinge and the yeast adds a slight earthy element with nice pine accents in the hops coming through into the finish. Overall I liked this beer a lot it is a high quality british inspired beer with some nice yeast and hop flavor with a great balance overall.

07-09-2012 20:40:59 | More by Slatetank
Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 976 ratings.