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68 68 68 1 9 222
Extra Pale Ale by Summit Brewing Company
American Pale Ale
5.30 % ABV


 
Review by tavernjef on 08/15/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 7 14 3 7 2009
New review: 7/16/04 - Ok so I give this a shot occassionally so see if my thoughts and taste have changed or perhaps the beer, I think perhaps the beer. Summit has made some minor changes it seems. This years O-fest was one of the better ones as was the Maibock. Now the EPA seems to have come around. While at a small restuarant with little choices, the EPA was in bottles so I figured what the hell and I'm glad I did. The flavors and feel has improved I think. Or it did last night when I actually enjoyed 3 or them. After drinking the first I thought, "How could this be, its better then the last time I had it." The taste is more crisp and balanced then I remember from before. The hops were quite nice, Goldings I think, do there job well, smooth pale like malt thats a bit sweet and a touch fruity as well in some regards somewhere and a refined little bitterness thats mildly pleasant. The feel is what really made a difference, I've always thought that the body was textured in a weird way along with an astringency that carried through sip after sip. But now its a bit more crisp, smoother texture and warm welcome light/medium body. Even a bit buttery in a way. This was the first time in a long time that the EPA made me want to drink more. Now I'm curious as to what the tap version may be like. Tapped has always had a edge up in my book due to a cleaner texture in the past. But now if the bottle has changed some...maybe the tapped too.

11/27/03- Color is a hazy honey yellow with a thin, white bubbly head of froth, just over a finger high. Smells of citrusy spiced hops and light caramel, super rich in the hop notes with an overall dryness and floralness. But this is where it takes a turn for me, is the taste. Its way to dry and bitter, very unpleasant to me and harshly raw in the hops and carbonation, the malts uneven, I just don't know what it is about the taste, but I just can't seem to get by it. As before, its just to drying and overly hoppy bittering. Unbalanced for me to enjoy any more then a half bottle before it gets tiresome with the carbonation that suits a soda pop. But from what I get from the bottle seems a tad smoother then tap, which I find weird, whatever...

Served In: Pint Glass

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