Saga - Summit Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Medium gold, hazy, and small white bubbly head.
S: Some citrus/orange pine and strong presence of the malt.
T: Citrus is up front, with some toasty caramel.
M: Medium body, semi-sweet but not a lot. Nice feel.
O: Pretty solid and easy drinking IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2014 20:09:00 | More by koutkid41
4.66/5 rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
One of my all time favorites! I've been looking forward to the chance to give this great beer a proper review. Just be warned - I am totally biased here.
Pours a clear honey-gold with a fluffy, creamy head. Lacing looks great, almost leaves a winter-evergreen landscape on the wall of the glass. Head retention is fantastic.
I give the nose on this one a perfect 5. It's bigger and better than I ask of a non-Imperial IPA - but just enough. All pine and grapefruit juice here.
Taste-wise, well, there's just something about Saga. It's one of my classics, so there's this nostalgia to it. It takes me back to backyard archery practice with my dad, gearing up bowhunting - but it can't be just me. This is such a great IPA, but it's an individual in a sea of great IPAs. Pine and grapefruit per the norm? Yeah, but it has personality. Nice and bitter on the back end of the swig.
Mouthfeel is great. It's light, maybe a little aggressive on the carbonation, but pleasantly so. Gets nice and creamy if you let your tongue bathe in it for a few moments.
A lot of people might roll their eyes at the high score I'm giving this beer. I just want to remind those people that this isn't an imperial. My word though, it could almost pass for one, and that's what makes it an extraordinary 'single' IPA. Let's not forget the price point either - talk about an affordable luxury!
Can't recommend this one enough.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 19:12:23 | More by Hop-Droppen-Roll
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.