jstraw (1944) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Stub and Herbs. Pours clear and golden orange with no lasting/small white head. Aroma is fruity and light peachy. Crisp hoppy. Smooth fruity, crisp hoppy and light citrusy to peachy. Bitter and citrusy crisp hops finish.
benfergy (234) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appears as an orange/brown beer; the aroma has floral hops, and when I sip it has a great deal of malt, both barley and caramel. The taste is mostly balanced, and somewhat bitter. The palate isn’t very notable. Nonetheless, the Saga is a rather good beer; it’s interesting and complex.
WavyMan (9) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Got this from Cub Liquor for first try. Tasted great with steak on the grill with asparagus and mashed potatoes. Will probably try again.
Arayaga2 (1899) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy honey color with 3/4" of stiff white head. Aroma is sweet and tropical with a mix of citrus and other fruits. Taste is the same, and the malt is clean, allowing the hop bitterness to punch through in the end. $2/12oz
doubelknv3 (1049) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange, creamy white head, and nice lacing. Citrus, grapefruit, and floral aroma. Medium bodied, flavor like aroma with dominant grapefruit hop presence , mild caramel malt to support balance. Refreshing, medium bitterness, and nice dryness.
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superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/18/2013. Slight gusher upon opening. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, mango, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and slight pine. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes; with a nice amount of malt balance. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, bread, caramel, and light piney spiciness. Moderate amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, bread, caramel, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop notes; with a solid malt backbone; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. Great balance and complexity of hop notes; and very easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
PhillyCraft (3875) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 On tap at pour house, copper color with a good bit of carbonation and a medium to large off white head. Great lacing retention. Aromas of centennial and citra, lots of pine, and juicy citrus. Taste is about the same with some honey, and wood tones mixed with a bitter finish. Somewhat grainy but not over the top. Too much carb in this one. Pretty solid offering as far as ipas go.
ccex (1061) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours a slighltly hazy golden amber color with 1 finger white head and a little lacing. Aroma is mostly hoppy: grapefruit and pine, but with just enough caramel malt for balance. F inish is clean and dry/bitter. Body is at best medium with active carbonation. This one is what I expect from an average IPA.
r464 (2034) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 Crisp, floral, hoppy. A bit of citrus, pine, and earthiness. Very bitter, but balanced. This is a fantastic IPA.