Saga - Summit Brewing Company
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3.58/5 rDev -9.6%
12 oz. bottle poured into a De Struise chalice. Enjoy by 10/22/2012, so I'm a couple days late on this.
Appearance - Pours a hazy pale orange. Small white head that settles to a collar and about 2/3 coverage of the surface. No real lacing, but I did just wash this glass.
Smell - Soapy. And not because I washed the glass. It's not a huge hop aroma, but it's there. Soapy citrusy hops. Malt comes through just a bit.
Taste - Much hoppier here. Definite citrus hop, very tropical fruit. Still not a beat-you-over-the-head hop flavor, which I crave. It immediately fades to a very light malt base. Just before it gets watery, there's a grainy malt flavor that helps retain some flavor. Quite bitter in the back, relative to the other flavors.
Mouthfeel - Quite drinkable, if a little uninteresting after a while. Medium carbonation and light bodied.
Overall - It's a pretty good IPA. Nothing I'd really need to trade for. Two Hearted is probably the closest approximation, but it's got nothing on Two Hearted.
10-24-2012 23:56:57 | More by Alieniloquium
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from a bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Pours a hazy bright orange color with a finger of off-white head that dies down pretty quickly. The nose has some sweet notes of marmalade as well as some grapefruit.
The beer has a medium light body with a nice firm feel. Nice fruity and resiny, piney flavors meld and are supported by a good malty backbone. Not sweet, but not overly bitter either. Nice dry finish. Refreshing and appetizing. Overall, a very well-balanced IPA.
10-24-2012 22:58:07 | More by deadonhisfeet
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +3.5%
Thank you Steasy66!
Appearance. Pours yellow gold with a little haze and a finger of white head.
Smell. Big grapefruit rinds, some light toasted malts, maybe a little tropical fruit.
Taste. Light toasted malts and plenty of orange and citrus rinds. A little mango and maybe a bit of pine needles. Very nice.
Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonatine.
Overall. Nice west coast style IPA. I haven't heard of this one before, but I will remember it now. Thanks again, Steasy66!!
10-21-2012 18:32:57 | More by Rutager
4.05/5 rDev +2.3%
Look is very clear, orange-yellow. Rising bubbles and a sticky white head with good lace. Stinky, earth and pine smell. Bubbly medium feel, tangy citrus pine, a lot of light grain.
Love this IPA, but it's not really top-tier. Still, by far the best summit IPA.
10-16-2012 10:08:04 | More by jimmah120
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into my Deschutes tulip...
A - Pours a crystal clear golden color, with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head. Nice lacing left behind.
S - Nice citrucey hop aroma. Smells of apricot, pineapple and a touch of pine.
T/M - More of a bittering quality than a hoppy, floral characteristic. Nice malt backbone that's not too over powering. On the finish, there is a nice resinous hoppiness that's left on my tongue. Medium light mouthfeel, good carbonation.
O - A solid IPA by any standard. Glad I picked this one up when I had the chance.
10-10-2012 06:03:03 | More by Rizalini
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
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