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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1965) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle: Dark gold pour with a medium off white head. aroma of tropical fruit, apricot as well. some biscuit and caramel under that. flavour is floral and fruity hop. biscuity flat malt under that. Expected a bit more of a firm malt body as summit usually does.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8098) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Squat bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is...oh my God, Bob Griese, lemme tell ya bout the nose. A huge concoction of that great Citra hop that has quickly become my favortie; tons of tangerine, honeydew, kiwi, mango, passion fruit, pine nuts, resiny sticky hops and tropical fruit all over the place, and malt to spare. The taste is that great Citra hop tropical fruit flavor, complex, with caramel malt to balance. Finishes hoppy and fruity, this one is awesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Honestly not a huge summit fan but I think they niled this one, very drinkable ipa with good balance

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (684) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Really good IPA from St. Paul’s Summit Brewing. Pours a copper-gold with medium head. Strong hop aroma. Flavor a bit like heavily-mineraled water, with the citrus and pine bite of your best IPAs. Very satisfying beer on a hot day. Nice clean, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjuf1853 (1246) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle from Trinity Spirits. Pours a clear copper orange color with a medium off-white head. Some risidual sudsy lacing along the side of the glass. Nice hoppy aroma with a definite fruit note present. Can’t honestly say I can detect the kiwi and apricot from the description, but it’s a nice medley nonetheless. Flavor is heavy towards the hoppy side but there is some trailing malt notes that help balance it out. Dry mouthfeel. Overall a tasty offering from Summit.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1454) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAY 30, 2012
The saga continues (wu tang?). Clear golden pour with a white head. Very clear golden. I got excited. Citrus fruit aroma, some graham cracker. Flavor isn’t nearly as hope forward as I like it, but the malt profile doesn’t get in the way. Mildly bitter finish, good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WisconsinBeer (712) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear bright orange color with a minimal head that recedes quickly. Pale malt, slightly sweet, sits in the background. Hops are prominent but mild. Lots of fruitiness going on, kiwi, apricot, ripe fruits. Finishes with a sort of lingering biscuit cereal flavor. Pretty easy on the palate and smooth going down, almost like a session IPA. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2012
A decent IPA from Summit, but rough around the edges. The hops give a solid green herbal flavor with some grapefruit thrown in to boot, yet the beer has a harshness that makes the finish mildly abrasive. Prickly carbonation doesn’t help. Still, there’s a bready, citric center that makes Saga drinkable, and the herbal, bitter fade assuages the spiky texture.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12 oz bottle at home. Clear, amber/orange color, about a finger and a half of white head that dissipates in volume quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, lots of grapefruit, some bready malts. The flavor and palate are the highlights here, for Summit anyway. This beer is robustly hoppy but surprisingly well balanced by a sturdy but unimposing malt. Therefore it doesn’t get too crazy on the hop front but is enjoyably bitter. If this were Summit’s standard IPA I’d hold them in higher esteem -- this is a solid direction, and hopefully they reformulate some of their standards based on the success of the Unchained series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Definitely a hop monster and bolder offering from Summit which in recent years have been doing some exploring. Citrus and fruity aroma. Flavors of grapefruits, juicy apricots, and bubblegum. Slightly acidic at the finish. Overall, a nice find and should satisfy any hophead.


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