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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2215) - - SEP 3, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-19-13- Served on tap in a pint glass Appearance –The beer is served a lightly hazed golden yellow color with a one finger white head that fades relatively quickly. Upon fading there is a decent level of lace left on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is heaviest of some sweet caramel and orange as well as a bready malt and a strong hop aroma of a red grapefruit and some lighter pine. Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor upfront with flavors of some orange mixed within. Upfront there is also a moderate grapefruit hop grapefruit taste. The grapefruit starts out of medium strength growing stronger and more bitter as the taste advances. While the grapefruit grows stronger, a caramel flavor takes the place of the orange that is present upfront with the orange again joining the caramel at the end. At the end of the taste, the grapefruit which is now quite bitter, mixed with a light piney taste as well as the lighter sweet flavors of citrus and caramel to leave a quite long lingering bitter grapefruit taste on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium side with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather good for keeping it on the very drinkable side, but still showcasing some of the nice bitter hop flavors of the brew. Overall – A pretty nice more bitter lingering IPA. If you are looking for an affordable and bitter grapefruit citrus heavy beer that leaves its mark on your tongue then this is a good choice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle pour avg to dark gold. Nose mild floral and fruit hop,then more dank hop. Taste reasonable bur up front. Green and dank hop to follow. Not much sweetness in the middle. Pleasing bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (2181) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
(bottle) hazy gold colour with a medium tall white head; aromas of citrus, stewed fruit; dry flavour with long strong bitter finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2168) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2149) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear orange with thick off white head. Smelled of fresh orange, grapefruit, and and light caramel malts. Taste was citrus, grapefuit, a bit earthy as well with some weaker pale malts coming in.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (2114) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Can thanks to the Hoff. Pours copper with a clingy off white head. Aroma is very tropical, lemon, mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Caramel malt backbone leads into grapefruit and pineapple then finishes with grapefruit and grassy bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle shared. Poured a medium orange color with eggshell head. Nice lacing on the glass, medium malt nose with slight hints of caramel and tropical fruits, the flavor holds true to the aroma. Nice mslt flavor matched evenly with the hops. Nice tropical burst of hops. Mild bitterness on the end. Overall pretty good offering from summit.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atom (2096) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2012
12oz bottle pours a bright golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma of resinous hops, lots of tropical fruits and citrus. Taste has a nice well rounded hop bitterness with sweet fruits. A little light on the flavor altogether but still really nice, clean and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (2095) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 7-3-12. Mineraly aroma features citrus, pine, and sap scents. Good American IPA smell. Pours a clear, dark gold with moderate effervescence and a large amount of appetizing, uneven, beige head. Produces good, long-lasting lacing. Dry, lightly citrusy flavor matches the aroma, but I wish the taste were stronger. Long, dry aftertaste. Light to medium body. Soft in the palate. Overall, Summit Saga IPA is enjoyable but not special.


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