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: 1,243 |  Reviews: 457
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2011-11-19 in the Minneapolis airport

A - mostly clear amber with a 1.5" white head that fades quickly and leaves good lacing.

S - mild sweet malt with a hint of caramel

T - light roasted malt with some caramel, light citrus with mild bitterness. Balanced.

M - light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth and fairly crisp.

O - not remarkable but good enough to quench the thirst with enough flavor to be interesting.

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Photo of dasmusik
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Deiley
5/5  rDev +35.5%

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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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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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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra Pale Ale pours a golden color with a good lacing white head. The smell is a bit weather but its hoppy, maybe a hint of hunny too. The taste is a bit on the lighter side, starts of hoppy and has a nice dry taste, but finishs a bit wet. Nice carbonation and I enjoy the inital dry flavor. Overall this is a nice beer, it would be better if it was more consistly dry, instead of trying to be fancy and complex.

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Photo of B967ierhunter177
3.06/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear, bold gold with half-inch head and lace that lasts to the end. The aroma is citrus with hints of vanilla and grass. The flavor has notes of grapefruit, pine, and a slight hop tang. The mouthfeel is light. Summit Extra Pale Ale is a good beer, crisp, dry, and drinkable. Recommended.

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Photo of syrupjoe
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass

Pours a slightly hazy light amber-gold color with a 1.5 finger cream white head. Great, consistent lacing throughout.

Honey, malt, sweetness very present in nose, with a hint of dried fruit.

Not getting much in the way of hops for the taste on this one, but do get sweet, honey grain notes with a low but balanced bitterness.

Very creamy and smooth. Moderate carbonation, well balanced.

Not a very flavorful beer, but pretty spot on with style when it comes to pales. Will drink again.

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Photo of zdk9
3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light orange with a bit of cloudiness. Pretty head and pretty lacing.

S- Smells a little musty, a good deal of sweet orange, caramel,

T- The taste has way more pine, combined with some mineral characteristic. Nice hoppiness in the back of my mouth.

M- There's a bunch of heavy/dulling elements to the taste that seem to weigh down the beer- the mineralness, a creamy aspect, the bitterness. I almost wish for more carbonation and a little lighter drinker for the flavors.

O- Good. Not great, but good.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Looks like your typical amber color, slight haziness, half a finger of white head that dissipates completely in 60 seconds, no lacing, smells of toffee / caramel to a medium level with an overtone of earthen hopping...taste has put the emphasis completely on the earthern hopping notes, as they show up just about at the same levels throughout all parts of the sip, standard english light malt, not complex at all but also not broken, lighter bodied than I would have expected but also not in a bad way...a fairly nice (if unremarkable) english pale, could have used at least a *little* bit of citric hopping elements to round things out however.

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Summit Extra Pale Ale from Summit Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,243 ratings.
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