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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2016
On tap at hair of the dog. Clear deep gold pour with thick creamy white head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, floral, grassy, light caramel. Taste is bitter, grassy, piney with just a touch of caramel. Palate is med bodied with light carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (866) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours opaque dark golden color. Aroma of citrus, apricot, hint of spruce. flavor is citrus, grapefruit, with a harsher bitterness coming in quickly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1827) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Draft. Aroma has a floral happy note. Nice golden copper body with thick foamed head. Flavor is piney, grassy, light tone of sweet malt at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjmoen (279) - - FEB 12, 2016
C. Pours a burnt orange color with white head. Good flavor but has a bite on the finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1245) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Draft @ Varsity Pub (Marshall, MN). Poured hazy, golden in color, small white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits; some malts and some grain. Taste is bitter and fruity, very well balanced with malts. Very solid IPA, very enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with very pale apricot colored edges and a one finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing coat the glass on the way down. Great looking beer. Dank resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of floral, citrus and earthy qualities. Hints of fresh cut grass and juicy nuggets along with pine needle and a touch of tropical/citrus fruit sweetness. Very faint tart grapefruit and pineapple sweetness countering the earthier notes. Subtle onion-y summit presence in there as well. Pale malt backbone with some bread, biscuit and light fruit. Nice balance without interfering hinder the juicy hop profile. Medium body wih a blast of dry, sticky bitterness that’s countered by sweeter hop flavors and a pale malt backbone. Decent amount of dryness with resinous oils and earthy bitterness. Dank buds and grassy pine sap but it’s not overwhelming. Fresh and juicy with prominent citrus and tropical fruit sweetness cutting through the bitterness. Strong grapefruit and pineapple sweetness along with hints of mango, papaya and lemon peel zest. Subtle malt backbone providing nice balance without interfering with the compex hop flavors. Some bread, biscuit, cracker and light fruit notes. Bit strong complex but really well balanced and easy to drink. Could use a little more tropical/citrus sweetness but otherwise a really solid IPA from summit. Could drink this in large quantities.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - NOV 23, 2015
Tap (Rival House); pours cloudy orange with a khaki head; floral aroma with malt, caramel, and a little pine; taste is malt with some citrus, pine, and a little caramel; finish is bitter with some citrus; pretty solid beer from Summit

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (406) - Portland, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Nice hop aroma, mostly citrus hop. Taste echos the aroma, citrus, grapefruit, orange, and mango. A pretty good beer to have a few of. Well balanced and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5802) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
From a 12 oz can at the MSP airport. Pours gold with a thick off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pineapple and toffee. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Aroma: A very fruity aroma. Not unpleasant, but a bit too sweet and cloying for my taste. Appearance: Clear gold with a nice, white head. Taste: Light bitterness throughout. Palate: Light body, dry texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: The fruity aromas are a clear deception. This is a hops driven beer, but just barely. It doesn’t have a watered down feel, but the bitterness of the hops are faint and distant. I’m not disappointed, and it’s a decently developed beer, but I’m not blown away either.


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