Summit Extra Pale Ale | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Extra Pale AleSummit Extra Pale Ale
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Summit Extra Pale AleSummit Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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Ratings: 1,248 |  Reviews: 458
Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cliff1066
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of MinnesotaMan
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SerialHiker
3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours awesome golden color with orange tones…tons of bubbles on the inside…off white head about the width of my thumb…overall, a very enticing look…(4.25/5)

Smell: Grassy and barley malts…very crisp with classic pale malts…(3.75/5)

Taste: Sweet and bready at first then citrusy and piney hops…nothing is too strong, a very balanced taste…some bitterness towards the end…crisp and refreshing…(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light with mild carbonation…it comes and goes very smoothly only leaving a bit of bitterness across the palette after swallowing…(3.5/5)

Overall: A very nice and refreshing pale ale…the flavor is fantastic and well balanced, not the normal hopfest that I usually stray towards…the extra pale malts & barley really bring about a taste that is noticeably different from an ordinary pale ale (as it should, I guess)…super drinkable, this brew is perfect for all occasions and comes recommended…(4/5)

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of tut2528
2.23/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

My uncle told me that he picked this up as "make your own six pack"... Excellent thought, but I find that these are dreadfully old and well past their prime.... lets see how it this one is

A: pours a light orange-brown, with minimal head formation. spotted lacing is observed. when held up to the light it becomes very transparent

S: huge biscuit notes, malt, hops, walnut and slight spices. I strongly feel that this one is too old to be appreciated.

T: hops, grains, slight malt, water. no balance whatsoever.

M: very light, flat, leaves a hoppy dryness on the palate. no carbonation whatsoever.

O: I can only assume that this brew is not exactly meant to be consumed at this time. Its so damn flat. I tried to be as generous as I could with my review.

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Photo of Pacioli1445
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Winter sample. Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours crystal clear copper, with good white foam atop. Light bready malt nose. Soft flowery malt taste, buttery throughout. Minor hop in the back. Simple/refined pale ale. Good sessionable beer. Solid flavor.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of TBoneJones
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours light reddish golden with a minimal head. Bubbly enough. Thin-looking.
I got mostly breads and grains out of the smell, but quite nice.
This is a nice taste of light hops and then balanced malts. I don't believe I've ever had an English style ipa. Bitter throughout. Pleasant, rich for a lighter brew. Not complex. Nice for what's there.
Nice bitter linger and a decent mouthfeel.
Overall I did dig this. I'm not picky and this makes me curious as to what other English ipa styles taste like.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of RDW
4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of NickSMpls
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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

Semi-clear amber, with a nice, thick head of carbonation. Lace is lovely thick cobweb-like.

Nose says more amber ale, as I get more toasty grains than hops.

Flavor echoes this. Seems sweetly malty, pleasant, with a touch of citrus hops later on the palate. Expect a well-done English-style pale ale, rather than a hoppy American pale, and you'll be alright.

That said, this is solid and sessionable, for certain, but not one I'd look to again.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 52.9% out of 100 with 1,248 ratings
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