RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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!

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (1017) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle. Golden orange color with a frothy white head. Tropical fruit aroma with a very bitter taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerInHeaven (423) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 1, 2015
pours semi murky rich gold with a medium off white head. Fragrant fruity aroma. The taste is good bitter throughout. Slight citrus but also other tropical fruits. Nice long finish with semi-sweet to bitter fading linger. Good beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 26, 2015
Yellowish orange. Thick, frothy head. Bready malts, lemony aromas, some tangy citrus akin to grapefruit or tangerine. A really nice, really drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle from 6 pack. Medium orange, off-white head. Good lacing.Malt, caramel, tropical fruit. Medium-plus bitter. Good brew, especially for Summit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuchessOfIowa (161) - Iowa, USA - JUL 14, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (318) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (305) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12494) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MetalNHopHead (1758) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 27, 2015
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.

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