Summit Extra Pale Ale | Summit Brewing Company

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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

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Added by ADR on 08-31-2001

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Ratings: 1,241 |  Reviews: 455
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jimmah120
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle exp printed may 2012

Golden with an amber hue, suspended sediment, and a sudsy white head. Nose is earthy hops and malt, neatly balanced. Taste is the same - bitter, grassy hops engulfed in semisweet malt. Crisp, tart almost, refreshing, spicy finish.

One of my favorite beers. When I first had it, all I could taste was pine needles. Now it's almost too malty for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
2.95/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Perfectly clear copper/orange. Head is white and leaves a small cap. Carbonation is solid and on point.

Smell: So many pale malts. Bread crust. So very dry. Clean. Faintly grassy. A little bit of corn and some grassy notes. There's something going on, but it's pretty mellow overall.

Taste: Dry, crusty bread. Very pale, as in tons of pale malt. Crisp and clean grassy flavor over a malty base. Touches of caramel, ever so faint. Grass and corn. Faint touch of minerals.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body that leans toward thin at times. Carbonation is higher than expected.

Overall: It is what it says it is. Pale malts and then some. Barely English, but barely is enough.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of phenomenologian
4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a nice tan head that retains and laces a bit. Smell is definitely of wheat and of flower tones. Nice aromas. Taste is strongly of wheat which is enjoyable. Really enjoying this beer. The mouthfeel is not too carbonated but works well with the entirety of the beer. Overall, if you like anything of wheat and ales, give it a try.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden amber with a tiny light tan head. Smells lightly of earthy flowers. Taste is initially some grapefruit, followed by a bit of caramel, finishing with some resinous, citrus bitter flavors. Mouthfeel is smooth, low carbonation. Overall a good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours beautiful clear amber gold into a Lakefront pint.

Smells piney, bready, and a bit sharp.

Taste is pine, bread, toffee, earthy and finishes with a little nice grapefruit bitter bite at the end.

Mouthfeel is full and nice.

This is a beer I am glad I can get for $12 a 12 pack. It is good for sessions, just having a couple or mixing it up. If you can get Summit, this is one of the better flagship beers out there.

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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,241 ratings.
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