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Saga - Summit Brewing Company

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89
very good

823 Ratings
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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 24
Gots: 61 | 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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eatswodo

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

09-08-2012 22:03:50 | More by eatswodo
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pioneer13

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

09-08-2012 03:56:52 | More by pioneer13
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip. A quick perusal yields no bottle dating. Shocking.

Mildly dehydrated urine yellow beneath some clumpy white flotillas. Some long boogery lace gropes the edges.

Some creaminess, pineapple, and Bisquik pancake on the nose. Rather tame and not particularly bright.

Light pine, moderate juicy bitterness, and a grassy finish. Hints of tropics on the nose are a bit vague though on the periphery. Lemony iced tea? Healthy malt profile may be to blame for swallowing some of the hops.

Mouthfeel is light and creamy with a tingling and juicy finish that leaves a tingling and lasting bitterness.

Overall I really enjoy seven dollar six packs. As such, this is an enjoyable beer. As an IPA to reach for on a regular basis, it lacks some of the juicy vibrancy that I look for.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 02:13:27 | More by BarrytheBear
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber color with a 3 finger foamy white head with good retention and lacing. Smells like grapefruit, pineapple, pine, floral hops, and biscuit malt.

The taste is mostly bitter, without much sweetness. Tastes like grapefruit, citrus zest, pine, floral hops, and biscuit malt. I did not taste the pineapple which I detected in the aroma.

Medium bodied with below average carbonation, and a bitter aftertaste. Very smooth, and finishes somewhat dry. A good IPA from Summit, but not in the upper echelon.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 23:23:56 | More by hardy008
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nijo1833

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-06-2012 03:50:56 | More by nijo1833
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nkp765

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-05-2012 18:34:15 | More by nkp765
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milwaukee512

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

09-05-2012 04:23:26 | More by milwaukee512
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bscalt

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-04-2012 22:27:34 | More by bscalt
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runwild99

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

09-03-2012 22:12:42 | More by runwild99
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Too bad drinkability isn't' listed as category any more as this one holds that in spades.
Great aroma with a really very nice fruit essence that is sweet and slightly tart and overall enjoyable. It fades very little throughout the drink.
Quite clear and a dense white head. Nice lacing.
Flavor is good - better than that- but it's the weakest aspect of this very fine beer. Good solid bittering without and hints of excess. Just a slight watery quality, but that's what helps it drink so well. Bold hop flavors that don't linger too long. Just enough malt foundation to support this hop heavy beer.
On light side of moderate with full and very soft carbonation. Soft feel overall and good smoothness.
I repeat a very nice drinker.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 01:56:32 | More by garymuchow
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RyanToney


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-30-2012 02:13:01 | More by RyanToney
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Dieck

Missouri

4/5  rDev +1%

08-29-2012 17:52:03 | More by Dieck
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StPaulShredder


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-28-2012 03:16:15 | More by StPaulShredder
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illini4x4


4/5  rDev +1%

08-27-2012 03:15:03 | More by illini4x4
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-25-2012 17:49:54 | More by ChopsMeister
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stpaulsipper07

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

08-25-2012 04:30:56 | More by stpaulsipper07
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bbadger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-25-2012 00:58:23 | More by bbadger
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sonata2008

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear light gold with lots and lots of carbonation. About a 1/2 inch of cream colored foam. Only a small amount of lacing.

Smell: Definitely a hops presence. Floral and spice with maybe a bit of pine. Lovely!

Taste: The first part of the taste is a pleasant huge dose of hops. There's definitely some spice. A nice foundation of malt to support the hops. The taste experience is on the dry side, but nicely so.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel with a slight tingle. A dry finish.

Drinkability: Quite drinkable. I really like this beer. I hope Summit continues to produce it. It would go well with sharp cheese, maybe a cheddar or a blue with some fresh bread. Also would go well with spicy cuisine such as Indian or Thai.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 01:12:13 | More by sonata2008
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ryanpj

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-20-2012 22:16:10 | More by ryanpj
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-08-19 in Columbia, PA from a fresh bottle

A - Clear golden orange with a 2-finger head and good lacing.

S - Pine, hop floral, citrus. A little more aroma than on-tap, probably because it wasn't competing with the food smells in the restaurant.

T - Lemon, pine, hop buds, tea, tobacco, light malt. Very good, dry aftertaste with lingering lemon hop tea and grapefruit bitterness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Initially smooth then resinous and a little prickly.

O - This is a very nice addition to the Summit line of beers. It's less expensive than Surly Furious but gets close to it in flavor; albeit with less malt presence. Hope this makes it to Pennsylvania distributors.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2012 19:43:42 | More by Tucquan
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

08-18-2012 22:01:25 | More by IpeeA
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blaze8

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-17-2012 20:26:48 | More by blaze8
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MooseBoose

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

08-17-2012 19:43:50 | More by MooseBoose
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Tone

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, golden/copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of floral hops, sweet malt, slight hop oils, hint of citrus hops, hint of alcohol, and a hint of earthiness. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, hint of citrus hops, hint of hop oils, sweet malt, slight pale malt, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, blend, body, and feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2012 14:18:47 | More by Tone
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steveh

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'd opted not to try this beer when it was first introduced, thinking along the lines of *who needs another IPA?* But I had a Hop-Hankerin' today, and since it was the newest label on the shelf, thought why not?

Shorty brown, pry-off bottle with no dating. $7 a sixpack -- yes, $7.

A -- Clear, deep gold with a dense, long-lasting, light cream colored head.

S -- Piny, resiny -- rather juniper-like, hops -- though not over-the-top.

T -- Piny, resinous hops up front. Vaguest of biscuit malts and light citrus (more lemony to my palate than any sort of Cascade hop grapefruit) in the middle. Bitter, resinous hops in the finish and aftertaste.

M -- Surprisingly light-medium in body with a crisp, near-to dry mouthfeel.

O -- A hop-bomb of an American IPA. It's what you'd expect, right? More resinous than I usually like in my hoppy beers, but perfectly inline with style expectations.

Do we need another IPA on shelves? Maybe at $7 a sixpack we do!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 21:13:14 | More by steveh
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.