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Saga - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

823 Ratings
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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 24
Gots: 57 | 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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dedicating a taste to all the hop-heads out there, Summit comes alive with a strikingly citrus IPA with the bitter finish that the style deserves. Clean, crisp and to the point!

Saga's bright amber, almost orange color pushes forth a cottony head to release plumes of citrus aromas. The fresh peels of oranges, pink grapefruit and lemons carry over to a juicy and dry taste that's balanced with the supple sweetness of thin caramel and angel food cake.

Middle sweetness loosens its grip and allows the hops to pull forth even more, blooming with herbal grass, spruce and leaf. A lightly toasted malt taste lingers despite its sweetness and medium body dissolving into thin air. A glimpse of apricot ester gives a light tropical not heading into finish.

Sharp dryness is realized as the ale continues to lighten and the citrus turns bitter- giving its gripping finish a stemmy, leafy and piquant resinous taste to close. Extended bitterness easily outlasts other flavor components and, with the aid of a minerally plaster character, reinforces the ale's refreshment and crispness.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 17:17:05 | More by BEERchitect
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jeffaroo95

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-15-2014 16:31:47 | More by jeffaroo95
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

07-15-2014 12:41:59 | More by Duesler
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Stillyman11

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-15-2014 05:17:37 | More by Stillyman11
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-14-2014 16:15:03 | More by IPAFrankieH
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dleiner

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-14-2014 03:55:25 | More by dleiner
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Tricerahops

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-14-2014 01:48:41 | More by Tricerahops
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LWood15


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-13-2014 20:13:59 | More by LWood15
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-13-2014 17:06:02 | More by DIPAFAN
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
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
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HoppyHopperton

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-12-2014 15:54:38 | More by HoppyHopperton
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pjbfromkc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1%

07-12-2014 12:45:28 | More by pjbfromkc
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

07-10-2014 02:36:37 | More by DrunkinYogi
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tpacek

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-09-2014 14:57:40 | More by tpacek
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2014 03:41:44 | More by lupercmda
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Fr0stb1te

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-09-2014 03:21:10 | More by Fr0stb1te
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-09-2014 00:43:42 | More by richkrull
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GOBLIN

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-08-2014 01:20:39 | More by GOBLIN
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BcOneSeven

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-07-2014 23:08:46 | More by BcOneSeven
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crazyfoMostout

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%

07-07-2014 23:02:30 | More by crazyfoMostout
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-06-2014 23:52:35 | More by ffshore545
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.46/5  rDev +12.6%
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
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teraflx

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-06-2014 16:39:00 | More by teraflx
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AllanPatchin1016

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-05-2014 03:28:26 | More by AllanPatchin1016
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

07-04-2014 16:01:24 | More by kristougher
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.