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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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!


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3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Pours a clear orange. Really clear. About half a finger of head. Smell is heavy on citrus, with a tinge of malt sweetness. The taste starts with bitterness, mellows into a sweet fruity hop and malt magic, and finishes with a lighter, dry bitterness in the back of your mouth. Centennial hops make an appearance, and an almost plum-like flavor is present. Is that Rakau? I’ve never had a beer with that hop before. Overall, I like this beer quite a bit. Much better than the standard Summit IPA offering.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9284) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bomber @ bnielsen13. Pours a very hazy, bright orange appearance with an off white head. Tropical fruit, mango, spicy hops, light toast in the nose. Moderate high sweetness and bitterness. A little thick mouth feel. Some caramel and pineapple and citrus. A little old bottle but fine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Steve, thanks man! Golden amber pour with a nice finger of frothy white head. Aroma is citrus, skunk, and a bit of floral hops. Taste is, light citrus up front, followed by some subtle sweetness, and then into a nice punch of bitterness, finish is dry with a some lingering bitterness. Very crisp and refreshing, nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (315) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Old bottle, 4 months past "enjoy by." Medium resinous aroma, heavy scent, little citrus. Dark gold and cloudy, white thin lasting head. Full bodied IPA, slowly developing flavour, malty taste forward with a small hop acidity and bitterness in the end, very long lasting aftertaste. Missing some hop punch in the front, probably from the age of the bottle. Good for cold weather, a hearty IPA as opposed to a refreshing one. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (741) - Iowa, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle pours clear orange with thick fluffy white head. Very pleasant aroma of citrus and light fruits. Taste matches aroma with a sweet malty backbone as well. Finish moderately bitter hops. Quite a nice IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VeinAle (1) - Clearwater, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
Smells of, citrus and floral notes. Pours a golden orange, with a white head that lingers. Flavorful with summit signature hints of grass, earthiness and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4498) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Draft - Lots of fresh pine and grapefruit. Clear gold with a rich white head. Big and bright pine with a hit of full on fresh piny bitterness. This will wake you up, great after a bunch of mediocre beers. Full on hop heaven.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (271) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
しっかりしたIP

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2351) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Hazy golden orange pour with a thin creamy off white head and sticky lacing ... Aroma of light floral hops and some resinous hops .... Taste is of floral hops and earthy with a bitter citrusy bite ... Has a resinous hop and a light bitter bite .... Lingering resinous hoppy finish and a lingering bitter hoppy bite

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sawbuck (341) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Out of can.....Nice aroma of fresh hops, notes of citrusy grapefruit and some grass. Nice deep yellow with orange color...huge tan head. Btterness up front, then sweet malt balances quickly. Bitterness is smooth. Finishes with nice combo of bitter and sweet balanced very well. Medium body with a long aftertase of bitterness, that is not off-putting. Solid IPA.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
katrinaez (67) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Amazingly fruity but still high in hops. Perfect for the outdoors. Recommend cold for the crisp flavors to show and the fruits can show a little as it warms.


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