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RATINGS: 268   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4475) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.; thanks DrSilverworm). Best by 01/26/14. Looks good; a mostly transparent orange with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; hoppy with a big pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a creamy white lacing head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, hints of toffee and caramel. Flavor of candied oranges, some pine and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4362) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Gold color with a large head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange and light lemon. Light to moderate bitterness. Grassy and hay forward. Some fruitiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4283) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12oz bottle thanks to Jake65. Pours a clear orange amber with some sudsy white head. Nose is balanced, malt, metal, soap, lemon, orange, apricot. Flavor is balanced as well, malty, honey, orange, pine, soap. Medium bodied. A well balanced, albeit simple, IPA. Very drinkable and the kind of beer you would order twice if it was your local.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4144) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2012
The aroma is very hoppy with floral, pine, citrus, and grass. The malts are there and provide some balance. The appearance is hazy deep gold with an orange hue. The head is average. The taste is like the aroma and bitter. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer but seems pretty average with so many ipa’s out these days.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4123) - 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
hotstuff (3912) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Draft @ 800 Degrees Three Fires-Fort Wayne, IN. This beer poured a small white head that mostly diminished, very little carbonation, spotty amounts of lacing, and a transparent body with a yellow-gold hue. The Aroma is malty and citrus, tropical hops. The Taste is bitter, citrus, pine hops and malty. The Palate is smooth and this is a medium bodied IPA. All-in-all, this beer is very quaffable, the hops are upfront in the Aroma and the Taste as they should be for this beer style, and this beer is worth trying and a beer I recommend if one enjoys drinking hoppy beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
On tap at Stubby’s. Cloudy golden yellow with a medium slowly dissipating creamy tan head that makes some thick ass lace. Aroma is wonderfully dank with cat pee, woodsy notes, pine, resin and middle-of-the-road malt. Taste is west coasty and semi-dank with woodsy hops, tropical fruits and moderate to high bitterness. Solid.


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