Review: Summit Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Summit Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale
92 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Summit Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale

Style: British Pale Ale

ABV: 5.2 IBU: 45

92
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Summit Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale

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What the brewers say

“Summit EPA has been gracing the pint glasses of serious brew lovers since 1986. Bronze color. Gold-medal-
winning flavor. With caramel, biscuity malts balanced with an earthy hops bite and juicy citrus.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Pleasant floral aroma, almost like honeysuckle. Subtle sweet orange marmalade notes. A light biscuit malt undertone, with slight toast and caramel malt notes as well. Esters are medium-high and fruity, verging on tropical.”

Flavor: “Assertive bitterness up front that mellows with a nice malt breadline. Hops flavor takes a little work to discern behind the bitterness and malt, but floral character remains. The beer finishes and lingers on the tongue with some biscuit malt sweetness with the floral hops notes. Very dry with medium-high carbonation.”

Overall: “Enjoyable EPA with a nice showcase of hops and a light body at the base. Finishes medium dry. An American take on EPA—one probably would not find a beer this bitter very often in England. A tasty and complex beer that showcases this hops profile quite nicely. ”

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