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Summit Sága IPA - Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Sága IPASummit Sága IPA

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Ratings: 1,051
Reviews: 164
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 34
Gots: 135 | 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:
Beer added by: JackieTH on 05-08-2012

Named after the Norse goddess Sága, drinking companion of the God Odin. With a divine tropical fruit hop aroma and clean, assertive bitterness.
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz stubby poured into an imperial pint glass, the beer is a crystal clear copper with a large and dense beige head.

I like the aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Fresh and inviting.

I like the little bit of a twist this one has. Yes the bitterness is there but it is softened and enhanced by the tropical almost flowery notes. Caramel malt and a bit more bite midglass.

The mouth is slightly thick and it coats nicely.

I like this one in bottles and on tap. I'm looking forward to cans to take with me on the canoe this summer. Note one of my locals (HB Jones Elmhurst, IL) has this on tap at all times for $4.50 per pint. They offer half price craft beers on Thursdays which bring this to one of the best bargains around... Come on, a great beer at $2.25, that is like 1984 prices.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of EagleTalon
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a nice white one inch head that persists as a half inch layer and ample lacing. Aroma is strong with pine and grapefruit and a hint of biscuit malt. Flavor is hops and more hops with grassy, citrus and pine notes all the way through. Muted malty finish. Mouthfeel is light - medium and moderate carbonation. Overall, a hop lover's beer through and through.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes taken on 04/21/14 – Thanks Allen!

A: Goldenrod body with a softly distorted look. Tiny streaming bubbles produce a half finger of soapy white suds giving a lesser recorded hang time. A bit of slippery stick and some broken tracks of lace are left behind marking every sip.

S: Piney nose and lightly floral with wafts of citrus fruit coming through. Comes across as lightly sugared orange peel with some apricot and peach like esters. Mix in some hop spice as well. It’s a soft nose overall made up of mostly delicate hops and not much malt character or any other components for that matter. Nice for what it is.

T: Pine and orange peel persists in the flavor with a more pronounced spice character. Malt is barely present providing a touch of honey graham cracker sweetness to the beer. Very floral hops here with a touch of grapefruit and mango tropics. Balanced with a very sensible controlled level of bitterness and the alcohol well masked. Pretty nice brew that wins you over with its sense of balance.

M: Light to moderate body with a nice creamy consistency. Touch sticky and resinous on the finish with a drying crisp snap to it.

D: Not a bad little sessions IPA at all with some nice light floral and citrus hop qualities. Really is more of a practice in balance than anything. This not aggressive in any fashion. Just a nice quaff that one doesn’t have to over think to enjoy.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -43%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Summit Sága IPA from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,051 ratings.