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RATINGS: 323   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Bottle. A deep bronze amber colored brew with a thin off white head. Grapefruit and almonds in the nose. There was also some hint of wood. The taste was large grapefruit with lots of dry wood. There was also some slightly sweet almonds. A little hint of burnt bread crust in the finish. This is a solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body with a one finger fizzy white head that left a little lacing. The nose is bright and fruity with some tropical and citrus hop notes. The malt on the nose is pretty light, just some bready and dry crockery malt. The flavor is super fruity from the hops, lots of tropical fruit notes. There’s still a pretty noticeable bitterness to this though, which is a little unique to these tropical fruit-heavy beers. Light fairly dry malt base that lets the hops do their thing. Light to medium bodied with a slight clinginess, moderate fizzy carbonation. Pretty good IPA, among the better Summit beers I’ve had.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5088) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle, enjoy by is smeared but looks like 5/11/14. Nose is very hoppy, very woody; there’s typical orange peel citrus with lighter floral notes and some resin, light paper. Only very mild tropical accents. Pours orange with a soapy white head. Taste is bitter and very dry, nice scratching resin on the bottom end, touch of sweetness in the middle with oily orange before drying right back out again for the nice papery finish. Very cleansing. Medium-full body, crisp and refreshing, has a pine base with more generic wood wafting up through the middle. Good, clean fun, but was expecting a little more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5065) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear honey gold. A decent almost white head. Fairly big hops are fruity and interesting. Hops are big and fruity. They are complex. Malts are light. Passion fruit comes through late. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (4985) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, grass, fruit, honeydew, and hints of tangerine and kiwi. Poured amber/gold in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, grass, and a hint of caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, grass, malt finish is lightly dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2012
amber/gold with a white head. nose is tropical fruits, sweet, florals, light spice, and more hops. smooth on the palate, heavy tropical fruits, crispy hops, bitter, and a clean finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4843) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Nice copper and amber coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of fresh hops, earthy malt, a light sweetness and a bit of fruit. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavours of herbs, flowers and a touch of grass with a good malt backbone, some light caramel flavours and a smooth sweet finish. Aftertaste shows mainly hop bitterness from the herbal hops, but not overwhelming, plus matched well with malt and sweetness. Overall, a very nice IPA - better than I was expecting, and worth trying if you stumble upon it. I sampled this stubby twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchant’s in Dearborn, Michigan on 02-August-2013 for US$1.79 sampled in Woodhaven, Michigan on 03-August-2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4702) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-tan. Frothy off-white head. Nice citrus forward hop aroma. Toasty and clean, this is almost more of a great APA than an IPA. Either way, really well done, well above par for Summit. Classic taste profile, not over the top, but well hopped and quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4603) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 On Tap at 3 Squares restaurant in Maple Grove. Gold color and no head on this one. Big hop aroma immediately. Flavor is very dry with some flowery, but mostly bitter hops. I would bet this is the highest IBU from Summit yet. A good ipa, with hops up front.


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