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Summit Sága IPA - Summit Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,061
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 34
Gots: 139 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JackieTH on 05-08-2012

Named after the Norse goddess Sága, drinking companion of the God Odin. With a divine tropical fruit hop aroma and clean, assertive bitterness.
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Ratings: 1,061 | Reviews: 167 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Reinbeck11
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopmeplease
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eahoch44
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lanciloti
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopslamdesciple
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigP83
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I should preface this by saying I poured from a 6 pack that had an expired enjoy by date. This has the citrus flavor I like in an IPA but was missing the sharp "pow" taste I also like. Presumably because it's expired. My least favorite part of the beer is the sticky/foamy mouth feel. I plan on revisiting this beer when I find a fresh sample.

Photo of Taybeh
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Burger Jones into a shaker pint

A: Hazy golden amber with minimal head
S: mmmm! bready malts, dank earthy and orange citrus notes
T: Like the nose, though also some caramel malt, and some piney and spicy hops to go with what comes through in the nose...great combination! Very nice, all things considered.
M: medium carbonation, medium body, wet and sticky while finishing somewhat dry.

overall: Still remember when this first came out a few years back...never really cared for Summit's old IPA, but I was intrigued by the name and was up for something new...what a pleasant and delicious surprise. Now its an old reliable.

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwc215
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazed golden. A thick head thin and lasts throughout. Lacing sticks down the glass.

The smell is of robust citrus with a hint of pine. Some caramelized malt/grain in the back to complement it.

The taste is citric - orange/tangerine with grapefruit mixed with floral notes. Complex, rich hop character tied together by a firm malt backbone.

Very smooth.

A wonderful example of an American IPA! Hop-forward but enough malt to keep bitterness balanced and to make it smooth. Very well-done!

Photo of Wer34truh
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Locke
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PretzelCity
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there was no date on the bottle that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy golden orange color with one finger off-white head that that dissipated slowly until a thin broken layer of small bubbles remained, there was significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: flowers, pepper and pine resin.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet malt then a nice pepper and piney hop blast, the hops really linger in a pleasant way, there was a citrus grapefruit note as well.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: This is a good, solid traditional IPA, I would definitely buy this again and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the IPA style.

Photo of boodz85
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burgy
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Is Summit CANning everything that they make? As the founder of The CANQuest (TM), a CANcerted effort to drink and review EVERY CANned beers in existence, I certainly hope so!

From the CAN: "Proudly Brewed in St. Paul, Minnesota"; "Epic Hop Character Worthy of the Gods"; "Mother Nature doesn't want your empties. Please recycle."

I Crack!ed it open and began an inverted Glug until the foaming action forced me to back off. It formed a dense, three-finger cap of tawny head that resembled the frothy top of a milkshake and then sat in defiance of me, refusing to fall. Nose was full of citrusy grapefruit scents from the hops and once more, my mouth was drooling in anticipation. In the interim, the head finally began to fall, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9). Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had more of an orange or tangerine citrusiness than grapefruit, which was nice. It was not as bitter as many of its CANterparts. Finish was semi-dry and more drinkable than many other hop-laden AIPAs. It could be that I am getting old or am tired or maybe I am satiated with big, hoppy beers, but this was appealing in its way.

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spencerg
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A quality ale, not quite floral enough for my palate but a decent ale worthy of a try.

Photo of BeerGreg
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harsley
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Summit Sága IPA from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,061 ratings.