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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3407) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Enjoy by date of 04/04/15. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and a half. Lacing forms nicely speckled with bubbles inside of it. Light carbonation was seen rising. The smell had a sweet citrus with a light honey over top of a sticky piney hops. The taste was mainly sweet through the combination of sweet citrus and piney hops to sweet malts. A light sweet sticky piney - ness leads to a sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an easy carbonation rolling over my tongue. A slight sharpness is there but becomes quite settling. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA for when I had it. I wouldn’t mind seeking again when fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
seymour (1830) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into Spieglau IPA glass. It poured a clear yellow colour with sudsy white foam and lace. Predictable A-IPA aromas and flavours: solid but non-descript grainbill, strong bitterness (somewhat harsh), intense black currant, black pepper, flowery and pine resiny essence. Light body, strong carbonation, alcoholic warmth, lasting hoppy aftertaste, eventual dry finish. Good not great, indistinguisably from countless other A-IPAs. I’m actually surprised this beer recieves such high ratings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1840) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Red-orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops with a piney finish. Dry, ok tasting beer. Great lacing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Aroma of tropical fruit, taste is very fruity followed by lots of hop bitterness, smooth and crisp finish. I like a lot!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamjski14 (6) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
Good IPA, nothing too special. Goes down smooth and tastes good. Not a big bite at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ICEatALAMO (1259) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. The pour is a lighter yellow. The aroma is very mild hops, some sweet light fruit. The taste is mild overall for an ipa, but in a good way. The hops are perfectly placed in the taste. A goos smooth drinking ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mulligan1979 (3) - - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
Very distinct hop flavor. Piney and citrus tones. Great aroma and pallet. Great balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2086) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
A slightly hazy orange, translucent pour. Aroma is light, hoppy, piney. Mouthfeel is sweet, silky, smooth. Citrus, orange, some lemon, wheat. A dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (457) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle to English pint glass. Pour slightly hazy golden orange, two finger off white head, nice lacing and retention. Aroma of apricot, kiwi and spruce. Taste is perfectly balanced. Lightly sweet, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, carbonation is soft, creamy mouth feel. Finishes bitter with notes of herb, pine, apricot, grapefruit and pineapple. This is nice, well rounded IPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ggilkay (2) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
The aroma is wonderful and powerful with a strong hop scent that will even leave the bottle cap smelling good. The beer retains a nice head when poured into a pint glass. The hop character is wonderful and is unsurprisingly the stable of this IPA. A medium body and a lingering bitter, hoppy taste leaves a pleasant finish to this beer. I can’t lie. This is my favorite beer and has been for a while now. Whenever I get a gift from someone it is more often than not this beer. Wonderful on tap, but just as good poured into a pint glass from a bottle or can. Summit really hit the mark with this one.

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