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Summit Extra Pale Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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1,251 Ratings
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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:
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Added by ADR on 08-31-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,877
Reviews:
459
Ratings:
1,251
pDev:
11.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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20
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Ratings: 1,251 |  Reviews: 459
Photo of CoreyOrwell
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of HopliteMpls612
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeganandDana
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.57/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hegg4345
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Metalsnota
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hokieman00
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.37/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cookies
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jakemn91
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of d5001986
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AleMan66
4.14/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: nice color, slightly cloudy
Smell: pleasant malty smell, not sweet like many beers
Taste: the first few tastes are very bitter but the tongue quickly adjusts, really nice after taste
Feel: nicely carbonated, kind of bouncy for an ale
Overall: one of my favorite ales

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Photo of Chritty13
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hashmads
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of jgfagerberg
3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MNAle
4.42/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A favorite since I arrived in the Twin Cities. A solid pale ale, more in the British style than American. Deep Amber with a 2 inch thick, creamy, off-white head that recedes slowly, leaving behind lacing down the glass. Nice aroma, hops faintly fruity, a little malt evident. Mild initial taste with a bit of bittering, mild in the middle, with a nice bitter finish. The hops add a slight fruit balance to the malts along with the bittering. Well balanced malts with hop bitterness on the initial taste, and throughout. Mouth feel is substantial for the style, with the carbonation adding a tingle to the oberall body. This is an excellent example of the traditional Pale Ale. If you are looking for the juciness or resiness of the near-IPA-pale ales (e.g. pseudoSue), you won't find that here, but this is an excellent beer for the style it is seeking. This beer is significantly underrated on this site. It is a step ahead of SNPA with more hops bittering and better flavor, and it is way ahead of Mirror Pond, which is nearly timid in its use of hops.

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Photo of matcris
4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy by: 3/25/16. Reviewing on 11/28/15.

LOOKS: Poured aggressively into a Nonic pint glass. Two inch off white head. The head slowly tapers off to a small layer on top of the beer. Leaves a very nice lacing all the way down the glass. The beer is a crystal clear amber-orange. Tiny bubbles streaming up glass.

AROMA: Really pleasant smelling beer. There is a sweetness to it I think from the dry hopping, more so than the malt. Sweet floral, like jasmine tea.

TASTE: Again a lot like the aroma with that herbal sweet tea vibe. Pine and citrus notes are more background on this one. Sweetness is up front with a nice lasting bitterness on back end. Just enough malt to add to the overall flavor.

FEEL: Light to medium with a nice medium carbonation, perfect. This is quite a dry beer through and through.
Very pleasantly surprised with this one. That herbal floral aroma and taste make it a bit unique from others I've had. Would definitely buy again. I think the overall ratings are low, maybe they've tweaked the recipe over the years.

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Photo of Josholson666
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,251 ratings
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