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.
574deadzone (1141) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden to orange with a tall, rocky eggshell head that hangs out a little while and leaves some intricate foamy lace rings. Nose involves mild pine and grapefruit rind along with some toasted malt and light caramel. Fair sweet, quite bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat oily, softer carb, a bit grainy, with a lengthy piney bitter and dry finish. Decent brew, easier drinking.
Headbanger (3473) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz Draft 12/28/14 (High Life Lounge-DSM)-Pours an amber orangish with a decent sized head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of the same. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.
Bulk_Carrier (2445) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoy by date of 04/04/15.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and a half. Lacing forms nicely speckled with bubbles inside of it. Light carbonation was seen rising.
The smell had a sweet citrus with a light honey over top of a sticky piney hops.
The taste was mainly sweet through the combination of sweet citrus and piney hops to sweet malts. A light sweet sticky piney - ness leads to a sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with an easy carbonation rolling over my tongue. A slight sharpness is there but becomes quite settling.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA for when I had it. I wouldn’t mind seeking again when fresh.
seymour (1561) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into Spieglau IPA glass. It poured a clear yellow colour with sudsy white foam and lace. Predictable A-IPA aromas and flavours: solid but non-descript grainbill, strong bitterness (somewhat harsh), intense black currant, black pepper, flowery and pine resiny essence. Light body, strong carbonation, alcoholic warmth, lasting hoppy aftertaste, eventual dry finish. Good not great, indistinguisably from countless other A-IPAs. I’m actually surprised this beer recieves such high ratings.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops with a piney finish. Dry, ok tasting beer. Great lacing.
CpyNPrnT (454) - Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of tropical fruit, taste is very fruity followed by lots of hop bitterness, smooth and crisp finish. I like a lot!
adamjski14 (6) - - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good IPA, nothing too special. Goes down smooth and tastes good. Not a big bite at all.
ICEatALAMO (1066) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is a lighter yellow. The aroma is very mild hops, some sweet light fruit. The taste is mild overall for an ipa, but in a good way. The hops are perfectly placed in the taste. A goos smooth drinking ipa.
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mulligan1979 (3) - - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very distinct hop flavor. Piney and citrus tones. Great aroma and pallet. Great balance.
Block (1637) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A slightly hazy orange, translucent pour. Aroma is light, hoppy, piney. Mouthfeel is sweet, silky, smooth. Citrus, orange, some lemon, wheat. A dry and bitter finish.