Saga - Summit Brewing Company
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4.83/5 rDev +22%
Pours a hazy golden color, nice head.
Smell is heavy grapefruit, pineapple, mango, pine, lemon, floral, bready malt.
Taste is a citrus, tropical bomb. Grapefruit is the big stand out, lemon, pine, mango, orange, bitter back end, bready malt underneath
Mouthfeel is medium, moderate carbonation, finishes very dry, leaves you wanting more.
Overall.... This beer is strait up world class, and wait for it... It costs 11.49 for a 12 pack. I always have a 12 on hand, as should anyone that can get summit 12s in there area. I love Torpedo as much as the next guy, but this beer is better, I still buy Torpedo from time to time but that is for that west coast pine bitterness, if you want strait tropic, citrus, pine hop flavor go with Saga.
10-03-2013 02:19:57 | More by nickapalooza86
4.81/5 rDev +21.5%
As you can tell by my scores ... I flipping LOVE this beer. In fact, it just might be my new favorite. Not just my favorite IPA or beer from Summit ... I mean my favorite beer period!
The pour and the smell are nothing extraordinary or special. It's just like every other IPA.
But the taste is divine. When tasters "talk" or write of perfect balance, they ought to be mentioning Summit Saga IPA. I like hoppy beer, and this beer has plenty of them. Sharp and bitter, the hoppiness satisfies my desire for good IPA. But the hoppiness doesn't overwhelm or become too bitter (ahem ... Surly). The bitter fruit is a counter to the alcohol and bitter malts.
Overall, when I am at my local watering hole of Hopkins Tavern, I ask for a Summit Saga IPA most of the time.
In perfect honesty, I must say that O'Dell's IPA is darn close to this one!
04-13-2013 01:29:37 | More by Ilafan
4.75/5 rDev +19.9%
Definitely not a typical west coast IPA...but a fresh take by the good folk at Summit.
A-Pours a very light copper color, with a nice head
S-Deliciously hoppy, with pine and citrus distinctly in the background
T--Pretty hoppy up front, but nicely balanced out with a pleasant malt (reminiscent of other Summit offerings?)
O--I really like this Summit creation. With the great price for a six pack, I think this will easily be one of my go to everyday IPAs. Cheers Summit!
06-07-2012 02:21:14 | More by SurlyZach
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.