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RATINGS: 324   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Super clear burnt orange; first aroma is a big, dank and dirty grapefruit-pineapple rind combo; it almost imitates a kind of funkiness with just how dirty it is. Biscuit, apricot, flowers, and cotton candy creep in slowly to soften it lightly, and nicely. That sensation grows, and it seems to have more in common with the floral-forward examples than the danker west coast ones. The dirtiness of the initial aroma does tend to hang around and it doesn’t blend well.

But then the hops taste really quite tropical; golden kiwis, mangoes, oranges; underlaid with lots of clean, honeyed malt that supports it perfectly. The body is rounded and firm, and sticky in the finish, offering mostly those same fruits and some syrupy weed to linger around for a while. This is a fine but quiet example that doesn’t let any of its qualities be outstanding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1594) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Clear golden amber white head. Citrus zest, light floral fruit, faint pine and caramel. Moderate pine and citrus flavor with trailing bitterness. Little malt coming through. Medium crisp palate. Crazy drinkable, but could be beefed up in the aroma quite a bit and flavor to a lesser extent. Definitely above average, but could be great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Medium tangy citrus and pine,that little bit of citra blowing through. Taste is bittering hop dominated,with remenents of pine in the swallow ,some malting sofens it all,dry finish,excellent summer ipa thirst quencher

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
Clear amber color. Average head and body. Flavor leans to fruity hops with limited bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy golden color with white head. Citrus, spice, spruce, and some earth on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some hop resin.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bif (1564) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle- Pours a honey golden color with a good head that fades slowly to ample lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine with hint of herbs. Nice clean smell. Taste of grapefruit with a bit of pine. Has a mild sweetness and an easy bitterness with a dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth with a nice balance. Good drinker that goes down easy. Worth checking out.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Canned for best by 12SEP14 It’s a ruddy apricot colored ale with a solid white top. Smells resiny, some pine, some grapefruit and other citrusy notes. Flavor is rather tame with biscuit, sweet light malts, some bits of fruity hop, but rather subdued. Clean and drinkable, but nothing special. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a mildly dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Tap at Holiday Inn Bloomington, a lighter colored but full of taste and hoppy goodness, anything with citra is a win in my book and this one has got it.. good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap - good size foamy head, nice dark amber color, piney and floral hop aroma and flavor, good sweet malt balance ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pepsican (1452) - @ $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.


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