Saga - Summit Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kegatron:
3.76/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle. Crystal clear gold with a nice covering of slightly off-white head. Robust retention with a good bit of sticky lace left back. The aroma smells herbal, citric (grapefruit), zesty (lemon) and piney in the nose. Very light tropical notes mix some soft maltiness across the back. This had about a little of everything. Taste is fresh grapefruit and zesty bitterness (although a little raw on the finish) that is tempered by tropical (lots of orange) and herbal character and a sweet graininess from the malts. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft crisp creaminess in the mouth with some underlying slickness. No alcohol and very easy drinking. This was decent, with a moderately bright feel to the hop flavors and an overall good balance. You could do worse out there than a sixer of this for a hop fix.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2013 19:52:50 | More by Kegatron
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a balloon glass.
A rusty tangerine body holds up a foamy white head. Great retention with world map lacing.
The aroma is piny, woodsy, and juicy fruity.
Excellent taste profile. Malty sweetness smooths into a juicy middle. Pine bitterness to finish.
The beer feels medium bodied and slightly dry.
Overall, a really juicy, clean tasting IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 23:10:22 | More by JuicesFlowing
4.46/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It has just occurred to me that I have never rated Summit Sága. This is notable because in the last two years, this is hands-down the one beer I have consumed the most of.
12 oz. can with an "EB" date of September 19, 2014, about two and a half months away. Poured into an old Summit shaker pint. Mostly clear dark gold body with a finger of bubbly barely off-white head. After about a minute, the head drops to a thin crown. Thick layers of bubbly lacing cling on to the glass as the head fades.
Most American IPAs have an emphasis on juicier, fruitier aromas or pinier, more resiny aromas. Sága's got both. Lemon rind, grapefruit, and apricot are backed up by a healthy dose of floral and piney aromas. Light caramel malts in the background give a little complexity, but overall this is a very hop-forward IPA.
Pine resin and fruit juice punch you in the mouth. Huge grapefruit aroma combined with fresh orchard flavors from the Rakau and a nice bitter resiny finish along with the dry toasted malts. The finish pushes on astringent, but doesn't quite get there.
Medium-bodied and moderately carbonated. Soft on the palate, balanced perfectly with a nice sharp, bitter finish.
At the beginning I already mentioned my bias towards this beer. However, that bias exists for a reason: this is a damned good IPA, and IMO one of the best bottled/canned IPAs in the Midwest. Drink this beer... drink lots of it. Just make sure it's fresh... I've had more than a handful of old and bad Ságas.
Serving type: can
07-06-2014 20:17:52 | More by Phocion
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.