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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ADR on 08-31-2001

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/22/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, lemon zest, pear, apple, floral, grass, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with balanced malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, pear, apple, floral, grass, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, toast, biscuit, light caramel, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, smooth, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English pale ale. Good balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It's darker than I expect (though it is "extra..."), beyond amber to a darker orange and murky rather than bright, though bright enough to be translucent rather than opaque. The head is small, tight and creamy, depositing equally creamy lacing in surprising density considering.
It's a little tough to catch the full aroma for a while, but there's a solid hops bouquet focusing on earthy but with some citrus and a balance from herbal and earthy malts as well. On the tap, I don't get too much grainiess underneath, and it comes together pretty well. On the tongue, the focus is also on earthier overtones with a bit of dry, not completely herbal but leafy quality, a touch mineral but not as much as many English varieties out there. It does have an almost rye-like spiciness underneath.
It's crisp in a medium body with a certain chewiness, and it's pretty smooth. It's not as clean as it could be, but it's bright and it's not especially "unclean," so to speak.

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