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Summit Sága IPA | Summit Brewing Company

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Summit Sága IPASummit Sága IPA
BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
1,354 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:
#5,386
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,354
pDev:
10.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 1,354 |  Reviews: 204
Photo of Eden
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.15 In a can 12/11/15. Not enthralling

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of richbossert
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with very pale apricot colored edges and a one finger pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing coat the glass on the way down. Great looking beer.

Dank resinous hop aroma with a nice balance of floral, citrus and earthy qualities. Hints of fresh cut grass and juicy nuggets along with pine needle and a touch of tropical/citrus fruit sweetness. Very faint tart grapefruit and pineapple sweetness countering the earthier notes. Subtle onion-y summit presence in there as well. Pale malt backbone with some bread, biscuit and light fruit. Nice balance without interfering hinder the juicy hop profile.

Medium body wih a blast of dry, sticky bitterness that's countered by sweeter hop flavors and a pale malt backbone. Decent amount of dryness with resinous oils and earthy bitterness. Dank buds and grassy pine sap but it's not overwhelming. Fresh and juicy with prominent citrus and tropical fruit sweetness cutting through the bitterness. Strong grapefruit and pineapple sweetness along with hints of mango, papaya and lemon peel zest. Subtle malt backbone providing nice balance without interfering with the compex hop flavors. Some bread, biscuit, cracker and light fruit notes. Bit strong complex but really well balanced and easy to drink. Could use a little more tropical/citrus sweetness but otherwise a really solid IPA from summit. Could drink this in large quantities.

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Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a light golden yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light speckled lacing sticks to the glass nicely.
The smell starts off with a spritzy lemon glossing into some sweet citrusy and piney bitterness.
The taste was moderately balanced between the sweet and the bitter. Citrus and piney hops combine over smooth sweet caramel malts and lead into the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt right on my tongue.
Overall, pretty good AIPA. It hits all of the normal spots of the style, might not necessarily seek out again, but its worth a try if you see it.

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Photo of Drank
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Old fashioned IPA. Much more bitter than aromatic or fruity, but good. A flashback beer.

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Photo of Josholson666
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dlin0sbb
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hbrodgers
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MarkQ617
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at district tap. Gotta say, didn't have high expectations but I actually really liked it. Color was a translucent yellow-gold, which was a bit off-putting, but this is why we dont judge bools by their covers. Flavor and aroma were big on hops, more lemon-citrus than pine, but plenty of both. Mouthfeel was reasonably smooth given all the big flavor. Give it a shot.

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Photo of Henderbeer
2.82/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent beer. It's definitely not gross but I don't love it. A little too heavy on the hops.

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Photo of matcris
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Always rated within the style.
Looks: A crystal clear, amber-orange. Moderate lacing. Tiny bubbles.
Aroma: Sweet stone fruit-peachy, tropical fruits, pine, citrus rind, apricot, malty white bread.
Taste: Citrus rind, sweet tropical fruit, pine. Bitterness and sweetness in front all the way to back. Pleasant citrus bitterness through back end.
Feel: Medium carbonation-perfect, brings out flavor. Overall...quite dry.
I only wish Summit would do an Imperial Saga. Up the biscuity malt a bit, and go nuts with the pine/citrus, hops. This beer is really good and the price is really good, too.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nazzz
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevinlater
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

draft sample at ike's in the minneapolis-st. paul airport, oct 14 2015

a: light amber with off-white head

s: hugely dank pine, some grapefruit, some orange. a kind of froot loops scent in here too, yum

t: super hoppy, super resiny stuff. marijuana, grapefruit, pine, and quite the bitter finish. if there's any malt, i can't taste it under all the tongue-ripping hop flavours

m: medium-ish feel with moderate carbonation and a sticky finish

o: i had a sampler flight which included summit's extra pale ale as well, and the waiter accidentally identified saga as the extra pale ale. after a sip of saga, it's easy to see he was wrong lol. a good, ultra-hopped-out beer

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Photo of dc_clever
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of briguy93
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of heirixon
4.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Super refreshing beer. Too me, this beer is like grapefruit in a bottle. Has the sharpness of an IPA with an exquisite sweetness that definitely lingers on the tongue. A great beer to sip on.

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

Photo of scott2269
3.58/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of d5001986
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Summit Sága IPA from Summit Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,354 ratings
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