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Saga - Summit Brewing Company

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very good

1,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 34
Gots: 123 | 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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Appearance: Pours with two fingers of bubbly white head. The color is golden light orange. Active carbonation is on the lower side for the style.

Smell: Biscuity malts and some toffee starts off the nose. Some caramel malt notes are present on the body with medium bodied fruity hop aromas picking up. Pine cones and some syrup on the back of the body transition well off the front. Slightly herbal hop aromas carry through into the finish.

Taste: Biscuit and bread really pulls the drinker in. The hops easily transition after the front yet pack a decent punch and leave a lingering bitter finish. Caramel, light nuts, molasses, and rounded brown sugar leave an easy, clean finish on the palate which keeps you pulling on this brew.

Mouthfeel: Extremely drinkable, hop bitterness is low overall. Carbonation is middle of the road but plays well here.

Overall: A really tasty brew from Summit. Love the new 6pk canned format which is just perfect for IPAs, especially at under $9. Would be a great beer to crush a few in one night or bring to a party with non-craft drinkers. Well done.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

poured from a bottle, slightly cloudy golden color. frothy white head that lasted. strong hop aromas and flavor. Grapefruit and pine. a well balanced American IPA.

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650ml bottle. Enjoy by 11/13/14 which is what I'm doing now, 8/30/2014.

A- Slightly cloudy medium copper body. Two finger white head with fair retention time and a thick white collar that sticks to the side of the glass. [3.5]

S- Citrus, a little bit of pine and bready malts. Nothing too complicated, the whole thing reminds me of tapioca to be honest. [3.25]

F- Grassy, hint of grapefruit, raw grains, bread, pine on the back end. Nothing too complicated but this is pretty solid. Not a ton of flaws. [3.75]

M- Medium bodied, not thin at all, good carbonation, nice dry pine finish mixed in with some of that freshly baked bread taste- presumably the yeast. Really not that difficult to drink. [3.75]

O- This is actually pretty decent. I mean, this isn't mindblowing by any means, but it hits the appropriate amount of hops balanced with a grainy malt backbone - without any off flavours - at a cheap price, which is pretty much a steal. [3.75]

Final score: 3.6375

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Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.