Summit Extra Pale Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A pioneer in craft beer (hey, that rhymes), Summit Extra Pale Ale has been gracing the pint glasses of serious beer lovers since 1986. Bronze color. Gold medal-winning flavor. Featuring caramel, biscuity malts balanced by an earthy hop bite and juicy citrus.

Added by ADR on 08-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,986
Reviews:
465
Ratings:
1,273
pDev:
11.62%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
259
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,273 |  Reviews: 465
Photo of badgerbeer1
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Alright pale ale. Will drink again

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Photo of rickyfinn
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep golden, very slight haze. Dense head with heavy lacing. Neutral smell, neither fruity nor floral, just barley. Clean taste with not much depth, mainly hop bitterness and biscuit. Light feel for an IPA. Overall, light enough to drink more than one a a sitting. Leaves a light aldehyic or grassy after taste.

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Photo of Chris_Roberts
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden pale in color with a slight haze. Frothy head with decent lacing. Aroma was slightly sweaty to me. More carbonation by feel than by look. Taste was slightly bitter. Left a slight dryness in the mouth with a medium finish. Good drinkability.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Best by date is stamped on can bottom as '01/12/19'.
Clear, deep gold colored body. Pour creates a two finger white head, which sticks around a foamy, creamy cap. Leaves behind a good coverage of lacing on the glass.
Aroma is lightly roasted malts and floral hops. Quite malty overall.
Taste is a balance of lightly roasted malts and floral, spicy hops. Has a distinct bitter aspect, especially at the end of the taste profile.
Medium mouth feel. Good carbonation.
Overall this beer is quite crisp and refreshing, with the snap of the bitter hops. I first drank this beer in 1986, but I quickly switched over to the Northern Porter and then the Summit IPA when it was introduced in the early 1990's. I remember the spread of the availability of Summit beers throughout the Twin Cities, which was quite impressive for such a new enterprise.

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

Photo of Zenboy99
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear honey yellow with a thick white head that lingers and leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is light malts and floral hops. Flavor is spicy floral hops, biscuit, and malt. Feel is medium light, well carbonated. An adequate beer, but not mind blowing.

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Photo of superwho24
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NorthernLightsMN
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of fitzy84
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at a restaurant. The beer has a slight amber appearance but has a clear gold look and a very creamy head and lacing. Faint aromas. Honestly can’t smell much. In terms of taste, the beer has a very light bitter flavor. The mouthfeel was light but creamy. Overall, this was nice, just wish aromas had dimension.

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

Photo of twaltero
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Excellent local brew, refreshing taste and very drinkable. Not going to blow you away with flavor, but nice and hoppy. New rebranding makes it more presentable.

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Photo of RaffyTaffy
4.15/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Efoss
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jenrhart
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zhoxush
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of evanschaaf
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Schlitz74
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an above average beer for the style. It pours a darker orange color, with a fluffy white head. There is a little lacing left on the glass.

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Photo of yat282
3.12/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Ri0
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter. Copper orange with a 1 finger white head. Thick collar and some lacing. Fruity and piney hops along with a nice sweet malt. Starts off with sweet malts, bread and some caramel, moves into the hops which are citrus and pine. Finish has some bitterness. Medium to light feel with nice carbonation. A nicely hopped English PA with a excellent malt backbone.

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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,273 ratings