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.
miyauchi38 (237) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2338) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden orange pour with a thin creamy off white head and sticky lacing ... Aroma of light floral hops and some resinous hops .... Taste is of floral hops and earthy with a bitter citrusy bite ... Has a resinous hop and a light bitter bite .... Lingering resinous hoppy finish and a lingering bitter hoppy bite
sawbuck (326) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of can.....Nice aroma of fresh hops, notes of citrusy grapefruit and some grass. Nice deep yellow with orange color...huge tan head. Btterness up front, then sweet malt balances quickly. Bitterness is smooth. Finishes with nice combo of bitter and sweet balanced very well. Medium body with a long aftertase of bitterness, that is not off-putting. Solid IPA.
katrinaez (55) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Amazingly fruity but still high in hops. Perfect for the outdoors. Recommend cold for the crisp flavors to show and the fruits can show a little as it warms.
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Deep gold in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of grass, floral, and citrus. Taste is of citrus, grass, light caramel, and bitter herbs.
travita (3958) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. The look is golden, bright clear, and has a white head. The smell is floral, fruits, pine, and decent. The taste is a smooth, nice, bitterness, fruit, and pine.
WillRunForBeer (677) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Darkmagus82 (1283) - - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
closey22 (892) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark gold with lasting thin lacy offwhite head; aroma is hop spicy; Flava is def hoppy yet not bitter; feels light to medium fizzy zingy; finishes dry hoppy bitter
HIGHB4LL (530) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Minot ND. Aroma: Appearance: finger white head, golden amber color, clear. Aroma: floral, pine, caramel, light citrus. Palate: average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste:caramel malt sweetness into light pine sweet with plenty of bitterness coming up on the back. Overall, a bit too sweet for me, but other than that, amazing.