Summit Sága IPA | Summit Brewing Company

Summit Sága IPASummit Sága IPA
BA SCORE
82%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 1,349 ratings
Summit Sága IPASummit Sága IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Summit Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
summitbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Named after the Norse goddess Sága, drinking companion of the God Odin. With a divine tropical fruit hop aroma and clean, assertive bitterness.

Added by JackieTH on 05-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,121
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
1,349
Liked:
1,106
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
10.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
333
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 1,349 |  Reviews: 203
Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bottle from Capone's. A bold minty spicy peppery IPA that stands out as the aftertaste is still on my palate some time after consumption. Deep yellow with good retained head. Middling mouthfeel. Good drinkability. Invigorating aroma.Like a 1.5X IPA.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dedicating a taste to all the hop-heads out there, Summit comes alive with a strikingly citrus IPA with the bitter finish that the style deserves. Clean, crisp and to the point!

Saga's bright amber, almost orange color pushes forth a cottony head to release plumes of citrus aromas. The fresh peels of oranges, pink grapefruit and lemons carry over to a juicy and dry taste that's balanced with the supple sweetness of thin caramel and angel food cake.

Middle sweetness loosens its grip and allows the hops to pull forth even more, blooming with herbal grass, spruce and leaf. A lightly toasted malt taste lingers despite its sweetness and medium body dissolving into thin air. A glimpse of apricot ester gives a light tropical not heading into finish.

Sharp dryness is realized as the ale continues to lighten and the citrus turns bitter- giving its gripping finish a stemmy, leafy and piquant resinous taste to close. Extended bitterness easily outlasts other flavor components and, with the aid of a minerally plaster character, reinforces the ale's refreshment and crispness.

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Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Green Lady and served in a branded Summit pint.

Hazed amber orange with rising carb trails, frothy layer of white foam that leaves a good amount of lacing. It has some brightness to it, despite the haze. Sticky lace in the glass adheres well.

Citric and floral notes, somewhat subdued at first, but perk up after it warms a little bit. Some woody hop traces surface later on.

Flavors are very balanced, equal bready malt character against some pleasant orange peel and floral hop notes. The advertised tropical character wasn't all that apparent. Clean feel with lightly resinous hop bitterness in the aftertaste. A solid drinkable IPA, though not one i'd characterize as having tropical fruit notes in press materials. Not too far off from Silver Anniversary, which was also a good IPA.

Edit: Tried a bottle and there's a hint of tropical fruit in the aroma, but still pretty subtle. Will get a six most definitely though. The homer contingent is kinda obvious...

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a clear amber color and a decent enough head that leaves a bit of lacing

Smell: Shortbread, with citrusy tones

Taste: Shortbread, up front, with a developing citrusy character and a hint of tropical fruit; a bit sweeter than I expected in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: It is nice to see this as an addition to the regular Summit line up as this is a beer I would re-visit, unlike many of the others

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Photo of oline73
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled floral notes with light pine notes. Some sweet caramel notes.

T - It tasted of toasty malt with a piney bitterness. Some citrusy notes, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty tasty IPA. Summit continues to make new great beers.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/18/2013. Slight gusher upon opening. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, mango, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, caramel, bread, and slight pine. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes; with a nice amount of malt balance. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, bread, caramel, and light piney spiciness. Moderate amount of citrus bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, bread, caramel, and piney spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop notes; with a solid malt backbone; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent IPA. Great balance and complexity of hop notes; and very easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet. I drink the crap out of this beer.

First off, $12 for a 12 pack of delicious ipa? Yes, please!

Off white head. Golden orange in color.

Flavors of pine and earthy/floral hops. Bready/biscuity malts. A bit of fruit citrus flavors. The malts show a bit more in this one and balance it out nicely.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and a bit sticky. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, an enjoyable ipa that is greatly priced and easy to find around the TC. Glad to see this showing up at the 'divey' bars.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Summit Saga
12 0z. brown bottle, code: 40931305"

Appearance:Hazy deep gold body. Full, two-figner thick head of frothy off-white. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Resinous citrus and piney hops.

Taste: Resinous citrus and piney hops. Sweetish, doughy malt base. Very solidly bitter. In the first few sips the sweetness really comes through, but as the bitterness starts to build on your tongue and at the back of the mouth it becomes much drier. In that regard I think it's really well balanced.

Mouthfeel: Delicately bristling on the tongue. Medium body with a dextrinous side that suggests it's fuller. Surprising head retention for a beer with just a moderate carbonation level.

Overall: A citrus hop lovers dream - that's what this beer is all about. Unfortunately I feel it could be a little bit more complex as it's a bit of a one-trick-pony. Great trick, however!

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3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden apricot in color with moderate to significant amounts of visible carbonation and some orange and golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy light beige head that very slowly reduces to several small to medium sized medium thick patches, a thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of tropical/pineapple/mango and citrus/tangerine hops over light aromas of caramel malts. There are also some very subtle tones that remind of skunky perspiration.

T: Upfront there is a light amount of pale and caramel malts but that is quickly overtaken by the flavors of the hops - light to moderate citrus/tangerine with slightly stronger tropical/pineapple/mango. Light amounts of sweetness that are followed by light bitterness in the finish which fade quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: This is very easy drinking American IPA and certainly a beer that I could easily put a few back. There is a slightly funky smell/taste of skunky perspiration that is not my favorite but definitely worth drinking, The alcohol is well hidden and the hops are nicely present.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

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