jbuskirk (692) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saga IPA has been on my radar for only a short period of time, but I made a point of finding it immediately. I’m glad I did. Saga pours a hazy, light-colored shade of orange with plenty of suds. Aroma boasts grass, lemon, juniper-like spice, and pine. While the aroma wasn’t as dank as I hoped, there’s more than enough botanical goodness in the flavor to make me happy. Saga is piney, juicy, and hop-forward. There are some sweeter elements (grass, nectar, berry, and tropical fruit), but you’re more likely to pick out dry bitterness, spice, and herbaceous characteristics. Saga’s aggression and Norse mythological allusions make it an ideal pairing for Amon Amarth’s music. At least, that’s how I chose to enjoy it.
tmongoose (1726) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Poured a medium orange color with eggshell head. Nice lacing on the glass, medium malt nose with slight hints of caramel and tropical fruits, the flavor holds true to the aroma. Nice mslt flavor matched evenly with the hops. Nice tropical burst of hops. Mild bitterness on the end. Overall pretty good offering from summit.
gripweed57 (1000) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can. Hazy dark gold color. Big bubbly beige head. Nice lace. Caramel malt nose with notes of tropical fruit and pine hops. Sweet toasted malt flavor has notes of pineapple and mango. Soft mouthfeel. Nice balance and flavor. Very drinkable and tasty.
Troupis (124) - - JUN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Safe but good. That's about all I can say. There are complex hop varieties throughout the palate.
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bleeng (1583) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours hazy light gold with a nice head. Nose is subdued because the beer was very cold. Average hop profile-not bursting with flavors but solid IPA territory. OK.
HuskerTan (981) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 19, 2015
1.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
A- Tropical fruits, pine, oranges, apricots.
A- Yellow color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Pine, herbal, bitter, dry, tropical fruits, unbalanced.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Loved the first sniff of the aroma, after that it was all downhill. Was hoping for all the tropical fruits it lists in the description in the taste but it was all very bitter and piney.
summitbear (2) - - JUN 19, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting IPA and very drinkable at 6.4%. The aroma is lacking and it smells more like alcohol than anything. Appearance is crystal clear gold and lacing sticks to my pint glass. Great with my favorite Thai food!
JStax (3822) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer has a hazy copper appearance with a white head of foam. Pretty decent retention. Leaves nice rings of lacing. The aroma has zesty citrus fruit and some tropical, pineapple like notes. A little pine as well. Dry, pine like bitterness. Some juicy sweetness as well. Medium body, but gets a little thin toward the finish. I’ve never noticed that in any other beer. Pretty solid IPA. I’m really enjoying it.
high_on_hops (795) - Burlingame, California, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a clear gold with a white head and lots of lacing. It has an aroma of pine, resin, and some grass. The flavor is piney hops up front with a great bitter finish over a medium body.
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keith0718 (429) - Kansas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid India Pale Ale. It’s not my favorite style... but this one seems to be a solid representative.