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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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We’re proud to announce the new Summit Sága IPA, a decidedly different hop-forward brew due out in early May 2012. The beer has pronounced hop flavors and aromas of kiwi, passionfruit, apricot and gooseberry. Clean, assertive bitterness with balancing Pale malt characteristics. We hop it with the rare New Zealand Rakau hop along with Citra, Centennial and Amarillo. Named after the Norse Goddess of Poetry, who was the God Odin’s drinking companion... also, it was quite a saga to pick a name!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1751) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear orange with thick off white head. Smelled of fresh orange, grapefruit, and and light caramel malts. Taste was citrus, grapefuit, a bit earthy as well with some weaker pale malts coming in.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
edwardbass (515) - Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
I think I may have found a beer that gives Zombie Dust a run for the money. Zombie Dust is my favorite beer ever. However, even though I’m in the Chicago area, it’s not easy to come across ZD. I really enjoy the floral / citrus hops aroma and flavor of Saga. It’s also not very "malty" to me, which I prefer. Saga won’t supplant my favorite, but it sure is good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle at MMMBellos. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Fruity citric hops, lighter flowery notes, light sweetness, and hits of pine. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3465) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Sampled at the ’13 Cincey Beerfest. Golden color out of the tap with a frothy off white head. Big fresh citrus hop nose with some tropical fruit notes. Bright fresh tropical fruit and candied orange rind hop flavor with some honey and toast. Sweet orange rind finish. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4176) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Misty, maple gold brew, carpeting white head. Squat, west coast 12 oz bottle - I like the embossed logo, good cap. Hoppy nose with an indistinct fruitiness - although after reading the commercial description, I did get the apricot - and a little clean sweat. If you hold your breath and sip, you get a very fruity sweetness. Sturdy bitterness on the back and sides of the tongue. Medium body, crisp mouthfeel, grapefruit pith finish. Very nice. ABC, Betton.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1365) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, piney and floral hop aroma and flavor, good sweet malt balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Nice IPA. Sort of generic, but well executed. It’s got a great hop aroma and flavor, not as bitter as I want, but I like it really bitter. It’s a good IPA, one that I would definitely buy a sixer of.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5541) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Betton) - 12 oz bottle. Slightly sparkling medium golden pour, slightly thinnish with sticky white head that leaves bubbly lacing. Aroma has some light spruce notes, a bit of mango-like fruitiness. Flavor is refreshing with some light bittersweet citrus notes, some spearmint accents, and a touch of green tea. Mouthfeel is more thin than thick. Better than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2424) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
12 oz. bottle carefully poured to my 1/2 pint sampler so as not to rouse too much of the layer of sediment on the bottom. Still displayed a hazed, orange/golden hue, with good persistence to the off white, frothy, bubbles & cream head, and lasting cling to the tight rings & spots of lacing. The aroma was expressive grapefruit & orange, with touches of tropical fruit & pine. Medium+ bodied, the flavor added potent & very lingering, earthy, citrusy, & rind-like hop bitterness, light graininess, but good malt support. Maybe presented just a touch of malt sweetness, but was mainly crisp & dry, and finished the same, with the hop bitterness remaining on the palate well past the finale. A very hoppy and hearty IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1922) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Golden-orange with big, foamy white head, silky legs / Bright nose of citrus, tropical fruit, coconut, pine, and cream / Medium to full body, subdued fruit, good biting hops, somewhat astringent, and bitter finish / Muted flavors of orange peel, cut pine, grapefruit, and soap / Very nice.


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