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Saga - Summit Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,005
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.63%
Wants: 33
Gots: 118 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

JJWIGHT, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Scenic View into a cool Summit pint glass. Apparently we just started getting Summit stuff recently as I've never seen them around IN before.

Pours medium straw color with a generous white head. Good retention and lacing.

Grassy hops and light citrus dominate the nose. Lemon with a touch of grapefruit and a bit of the "soapy" floral aroma. Pretty pleasant if a bit too subtle.

Follows the nose pretty well. A little more resiny in the flavor, but notes of grass, lemon and grapefruit are all noted. Grassy pine on the finish with a little grainy texture. A bit of caramel/biscuit, but definitely leans more toward hops.

Pretty creamy body with appropriate carbonation.

Very solid beer although doesn't have any one factor that I would say stands out.

jmarsh123, Oct 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mkennedy119, Oct 25, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Oct 25, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

deadonhisfeet, Oct 24, 2012
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poodog, Oct 24, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!

Rutager, Oct 21, 2012
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Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.