junkeee (22) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, at various taverns and 12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.
This one is a winner. The folks at Summit have outdone themselves. Very nice slightly pale amber, with crisp aromatic head. Very hoppy like most IPAs but a little more citrusy, flowery character, allowing more of the malt body through.
It just has an overall predominant freshness to it. It’s hoppy without getting bogged down like some IPAs do. This really hits all the right notes for me. Summit EPA will always be their standard bearer, and rightfully so. It’s still my goto beer in on many nights out. But Saga may well be my new favorite Summit.
DrinkinWell (388) - - JUL 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yellowish orange. Thick, frothy head. Bready malts, lemony aromas, some tangy citrus akin to grapefruit or tangerine. A really nice, really drinkable IPA.
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 6 pack. Medium orange, off-white head. Good lacing.Malt, caramel, tropical fruit. Medium-plus bitter. Good brew, especially for Summit.
ljthiessen (719) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, at Eaux Claires music festival in Wisconsin. Had a few of these at the festival, definitely the best thing available. Wish I could have tried it properly in a glass, but still enjoyed it - nice tropical fruit notes with medium bitterness, not the most flavourful IPA but tasty and pretty well balanced. Would like to try it again sometime.
DuchessOfIowa (51) - Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap. Very aromatic with citrus fruits and slight pine. Very clear amber, copper, and slight orange hue with healthy white head lacing nicely. Subtle caramel sweetness with orange marmalade and pineapple. Medium carbonation and soft bitterness. This is a really nice aggressive IPA that I can drink a lot of.
tompete (242) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy apricot with a beige head. Aroma is sweet hops, fruity. Flavour is sweet malt and hoppy fruits with a smooth bitterness in the finish.
Bosco (235) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark urine color, medium head and lacing.
Subtle nose, fruityness and some spices.
I bought a multi sixer of all Midwest beers in Elmhurst IL today and boy did I strike gold.
$9.99/multi sixer at Binny’s in Forest Park IL
Dogbrick (9425) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the "Drink Moar Beer!" tasting on 06/12/2015: Slightly hazy yellow-gold color with a bone white head that burns away steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing. Tropical fruit, hops and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrus, apricot, hops and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a fruity hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
jbuskirk (618) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Saga IPA has been on my radar for only a short period of time, but I made a point of finding it immediately. I’m glad I did. Saga pours a hazy, light-colored shade of orange with plenty of suds. Aroma boasts grass, lemon, juniper-like spice, and pine. While the aroma wasn’t as dank as I hoped, there’s more than enough botanical goodness in the flavor to make me happy. Saga is piney, juicy, and hop-forward. There are some sweeter elements (grass, nectar, berry, and tropical fruit), but you’re more likely to pick out dry bitterness, spice, and herbaceous characteristics. Saga’s aggression and Norse mythological allusions make it an ideal pairing for Amon Amarth’s music. At least, that’s how I chose to enjoy it.
tmongoose (1663) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gripweed57 (973) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can. Hazy dark gold color. Big bubbly beige head. Nice lace. Caramel malt nose with notes of tropical fruit and pine hops. Sweet toasted malt flavor has notes of pineapple and mango. Soft mouthfeel. Nice balance and flavor. Very drinkable and tasty.