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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2085) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Sampled at the Artisans Craft Beer Festival 2012. It poured a pale yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of fresh hops with a hint of cardboard. The taste was citrus with lemon, grapefruit and flowers. Very tasty IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of resin notes as well as some biscuit malt and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor is very similar. I get some dry, resin notes and a hint of biscuit malt. The beer is very "sticky" and there is a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1810) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Floral and fruit aroma, golden bodied IPA with fluffy head. Aroma grows on you, however, beer has a on sided bitterness that the aftertaste of citrus and grapefruit cannot upright.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of floral hops, light perfume, citrus, tangerine, mango, grapefruit, toasted malt. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Taste of lemon, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Too bad some husky grain creeps into the taste. Still, nice balance, enjoyable drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
demitriustown (1033) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2012
12 oz bottle: Aroma has a nice pungent hop characteristic, resin, pine, sticky, and with a hint of grapefruit. Appearance is a clear golden with the slightest hue of amber in it, and a fluffy white head that lingers. Taste is uite nice hop upfront with a nice bite on the backend and a lingering sticky resin hop texture in the aftertaste. Overall, Good but not great. I would get it again. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
On tap at Stubby’s. Cloudy golden yellow with a medium slowly dissipating creamy tan head that makes some thick ass lace. Aroma is wonderfully dank with cat pee, woodsy notes, pine, resin and middle-of-the-road malt. Taste is west coasty and semi-dank with woodsy hops, tropical fruits and moderate to high bitterness. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4662) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
amber/gold with a white head. nose is tropical fruits, sweet, florals, light spice, and more hops. smooth on the palate, heavy tropical fruits, crispy hops, bitter, and a clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear gold with white head. Aroma hints to apricot & berry, grassy, a tad dirty sock and a bit of malt. Flavor is somewhat similar (minus socks) with a light sweetness and earthy bitter finish. Light-medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Is ok.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
krisolson (57) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2012
I did not like this beer at all. Great hoppy aroma and good golden color but the taste was horrible. Probably just too strong for me. The taste left a bitter almost metallic burnt taste. Lingered forever...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1453) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Super clear burnt orange; first aroma is a big, dank and dirty grapefruit-pineapple rind combo; it almost imitates a kind of funkiness with just how dirty it is. Biscuit, apricot, flowers, and cotton candy creep in slowly to soften it lightly, and nicely. That sensation grows, and it seems to have more in common with the floral-forward examples than the danker west coast ones. The dirtiness of the initial aroma does tend to hang around and it doesn’t blend well.

But then the hops taste really quite tropical; golden kiwis, mangoes, oranges; underlaid with lots of clean, honeyed malt that supports it perfectly. The body is rounded and firm, and sticky in the finish, offering mostly those same fruits and some syrupy weed to linger around for a while. This is a fine but quiet example that doesn’t let any of its qualities be outstanding.


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