Saga - Summit Brewing Company
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Ratings: 825 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JamesMN:
4.38/5 rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Translucent light orange/yellow color. Pours a white two finger head that's sticking around. Reminds me of white grape juice. Looks appealing.
Aroma: There is some pine in there but it is completely overwhelmed by tropical fruit notes. This is balanced out by the bitter hop tones that come afterwards.
Taste: Nicely bitter from start to finish. Some grapefruit and pineapple in there but not as present as in the nose. Really nice juicyness to this beer.
Mouthfeel: Pretty drinkable given it's an IPA. Very easy to slug down. This approaches sessionable territory.
Final Thoughts: When I heard Summit was making a new IPA I had some high expectations and Saga did not disappoint. This beer takes the definition of West Coast IPA and just about perfects it.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2012 02:17:12 | More by JamesMN
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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 825 ratings.