Saga - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by GoldHorde:
4.23/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Summit offerings are readily available here and economical values for non-celebratory weekly imbibes when I don't want to dip into my dark 50F cellar of premium reserve of beers. I usually buy single pick'em 6-packs of premiums for taste test reviews and special conversations with close premium-loving friends. I usually pick 6 IPA's and 6 dark bodies from the local craft beer stores.
Summit's Pale Ale is readily available at local restaurants and festivals (including the State & County Fairs) around town but I usually bought their IPA for economy consumption - being that their beers are a solid level up over US domestics.
Summit's SAGA IPA surprised me, REALLY surprised me - I wasn't expecting a top-shelf IPA at such a drinkable price.
COLOR: Gold haze.
HEAD: Thin but stubborn - definitely within style.
AROMA: Invitingly evergreen - without the slap.
FLAVOR: WOW - THIS is the tame SUMMIT?! NICE JOB! Very nicely right down the middle of the style sheet - so perfectly a hitters pitch that you can easily knock it right out of the park with ease (oh yes, did I mention that baseball season just opened here). Bitter-sweet edge, evergreen echo in aftertaste
I can announce here that I have just found my fall-back domestic. Summit's regular IPA & Pale Ale, while both enjoyable, have that commercially produced "musty" edge taste that US domestics have in aftertaste.
Very nice beer, Summit - here's to YOU!
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 03:25:50 | More by GoldHorde
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4.36/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Rich golden to tangerine in color. Honestly, this is the clearest beer I have ever sampled-you could read a book through it. Very nice 2 finger creamy white head and some dreamy lacing.
S: Tropical mango dominates off the bat, orange, pineapple, and papaya follow. Clean woodsy pine, juicy and sweet florals.
M: Smooth and very soft on plate, medium body. Maybe some more carbonation to give the flavors some more intensity. Finishes a bit dry on the finish.
T/O: Really matches the nose. Big sweet and juicy fruits at the beginning. Apricot, mango, and pineapple. Bitterness comes in half through, and remains thereafter through the finish. Tastes of pine on the end with residual notes of orange and grapefruit. This beer is citrusy, juicy, piney, and sweet. Really attractive presentation. It's balanced well and the notes are blended as well. Not as bitter considering the 80 IBUs, which is attributable to how the extent of the flavors melding so well.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 01:03:32 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.