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Saga - Summit Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

820 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 820
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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Ratings: 820 | Reviews: 149 | Display Reviews Only:
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-29-2012 23:29:33 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

05-29-2012 22:59:04 | More by djrn2
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NateW

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-29-2012 17:46:10 | More by NateW
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SweJon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-29-2012 13:45:57 | More by SweJon
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Mdog

Minnesota

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

Appearance: Gold, big head.

Smell: Citrus, hint of pineapple.

Taste: Mild sweetness, grapefruit, pineapple. Moves to a dry, bitter finish.

Summit's new IPA is a good one. I definitely prefer it to their more English-style IPA. Nice crisp flavor, and the dryness of the finish makes me want to have another. I wish it had a little more Amarillo hops in it for more pineapple and tropical influence.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2012 00:17:14 | More by Mdog
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gatornation

Minnesota

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

12 oz bottle with a BB of 10/12

A-pours a clear light copper color with an off white staying 1 finger head

S- tropical and floral hops with some pine

T- first tropical notes of mango and pineapple with floral and citrus hops a smooth and creamy malt center with a dose of stinging pine hops in the finish , very nice

M- smooth tropical on the front with malt and a nice bitter in the back of your tongue finish

O- the best brew from summit ive had in awhile this is a winner for them a well done west coast IPA right here in the midwest

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 20:32:05 | More by gatornation
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runfoodrun

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

05-26-2012 01:18:34 | More by runfoodrun
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dsuedbeck

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-25-2012 21:32:44 | More by dsuedbeck
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Jabaum

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

05-25-2012 20:52:32 | More by Jabaum
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-25-2012 06:18:13 | More by fuzzcherry
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-25-2012 02:18:20 | More by sparx1100
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dmadsen

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

05-24-2012 03:05:24 | More by dmadsen
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dave73ok

Minnesota

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Jonswan for the hookup. This beer hasn't made its way south to our humble SE MN burg, and he was kind enough to throw a sixer in on a Fitgers run. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (like a boss) into a New Belgium globe glass.

Appearance: An aggressive pour leads to a white two finger head. Beer is light copper, clear, and lovely to look at.

Smell: Piney, resiny hops. A bit dank, a bit earth, a tad of grapefruit. My mouth is watering.

Taste: Grapefruit from the gate. Makes way for pine. My kind of flavor profile. A bit of sweetness in the back, but it's a welcome thing.

Mouthfeel: Finishes fast, dry, and clean. A nice backbone to hold up to a bold hop presence. The freshness really shines through, too.

Overall: This is the beer I've been wanting Summit to make. It's everything I love about the Silver Anniversary beer, and more.
I'd take this over Furious any day, especially at its price point.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 01:47:14 | More by dave73ok
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1%

05-23-2012 23:44:17 | More by jakea
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optimator705

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-23-2012 13:54:24 | More by optimator705
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

05-23-2012 04:38:28 | More by birchstick
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4balance


4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from a great BA: Yamar68, thanks man! Pours a transparent dark copper color with a finger of big bubbly head with lace lingering along the sides until the end.

Smell is abrasive hops, earthy grassiness, pine needles, grapefruit.

Tastes follows aroma, hoppy, pine notes, earthiness, grapefruit, some tropical fruit with a light malt backbone.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp, refreshing dry finish, nice carbonation, good balance.

Overallo this is a magnificent IPA that I would seek out frequently if available. Definitely recommended. Cheers ~

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 04:10:59 | More by 4balance
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

05-23-2012 00:55:04 | More by millelacsmark
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minneapolitanjim

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-22-2012 21:57:36 | More by minneapolitanjim
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Lorihall1

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

05-21-2012 13:36:04 | More by Lorihall1
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a clear bronze color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly leaving nice sticky lacing that lasts until the beer is gone. The aroma is of pine resin, passion fruit, stone fruit, and hints of grape fruit and flowers. The taste is of pine resin and stone fruit with a nice hop spiciness that really adds some nice complexity. There is also a nice clean sharp bitterness in the finish. It appears briefly than fades leaving a nice hoppy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a smooth texture, and moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a really good beer that is sure to become a stable in my refrigerator.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:11:34 | More by KarlHungus
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ballenc

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

05-19-2012 22:03:13 | More by ballenc
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-19-2012 21:47:10 | More by zenwatts
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep gold with a layer of off white foam that retains well and generates some nice lace. The nose is of grassy and earthy hops, but overall not real strong. Tastes of ripe citrus, citrus peel, touch of tropical fruit, grassy, lighter malt backbone, solid bitterness. Crisp feel with very soft carbonation. This is a really nice ipa from Summit. This will be a great addition to their lineup and one I will certainly revisit.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 21:18:33 | More by jera1350
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shizzy77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2012 04:59:59 | More by shizzy77
Saga from Summit Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.