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Saga - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

959 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 34
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JackieTH on 05-08-2012)
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4.83/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

nickapalooza86, Oct 03, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 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!

Ilafan, Apr 13, 2013
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Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.