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RATINGS: 381   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!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (6177) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at the International Tap House. Textbook American APA. Right down the middle visuals, golden and shiny, big poofy head. This is citrus all the way. Nice light and drinkable offering, but fully flavored. Love it. (#5232, 8/29/2013)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (6176) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. The aroma is full of resin notes as well as some biscuit malt and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor is very similar. I get some dry, resin notes and a hint of biscuit malt. The beer is very "sticky" and there is a medium amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6008) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Tap. Wow, what a welcome improvement on their basic IPA! Pours clear amber with a medium white head that slowly dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is passionfruit and grapefruit, along with a bit of resin. Flavor is about the same, some sweetness balancing light bitterness into the finish. Body is on the light side, but otherwise an excellent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5691) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (5671) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Nearly clear amber-gold with a stroong, off-white head. Aroma of citrus with a slightly vinyl/bandaide note. Taste is soft herbal bitter, mild grapefruit pee;. Rather dull.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5665) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2014
12 oz. can thanks to Skyview for this. Crystal clear gold color with lasting head retention. Aroma is straight out a west coast IPA. Pine, herbs, orange marmalade and floral hops.

Flavor is nice bitter pine, citrus hints of grass and balanced with a good amount of grain and sweet malts. The bitterness is mostly pine with a lingering effect. Body is medium with a crisp finish. Damn this takes me by surprise, nicely balanced with just the right amount of bitterness. Any Hop Head should be pleased. Nice brew, Thanks Bob!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5610) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
From a 12 oz can at the MSP airport. Pours gold with a thick off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of pineapple and toffee. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2014
To me, despite the ABV, this drank more like an APA. It looked okay, pale amber/yellow bodied with a modest foamy head with plenty of lacing. The aroma was all hops, citrusy with lemon and lemon zest. The flavor was more of the same and had the light addition of tropical fruit and pale malt. It finished dry and solidly bitter, this being the only bit that made it seem like an IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5570) - 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.


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