Summit Sága IPA | Summit Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,339
Reviews:
201
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
10.33%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
327
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 1,339 |  Reviews: 201
Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tubeman
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfettig
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of swgwilt
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Aaron197
2.1/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TonyBaloney
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of A20sp
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a pilsner glass, poured from a 12 oz bottle. 40F

L:- A decent creamy head sits atop a golden translucent body. Leaves a sticky set of lacing "stains" on the glass.
S:- A slight dankness looms over a tropical blend of citrus fruit and blooms with a touch of a bread. The aroma is well blended and enticing.
T:- A refreshing taste of citrus with a touch of piney hops. Mild yet pleasing to drink. More of a pleasing bitterness with the malt lending a light bready afterthought to the hop blend.
F:- Easy to drink. Light-Medium on the carbonation side but not thick, more slippery. Creamy with a crisp bitter nip.


:- A tasty blend of hops gives a unique take to this IPA. Glad to have tried and would drink again if offered. Mild and session like in character, but with decent kick.

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Photo of Crobshaw
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of speakdf0
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FitgerFanatic
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden honey color, bulbous creamy head that doesnt quit.

Aromas of brown sugar, burnt caramel, onion, orange, garlic.

Flavor is full of juicy citrus, matched equally with piney onion and a very neutral malt backing. The flavor invades and then leaves the palate with lingering scars of where it just was. It stays with you.

Feel is huge. Creamy, poppy, and a dry finish.

Saga is a world class IPA. Absolutely a hall of fame beer for this style.

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Photo of StephenM
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pale gold, clear, transient white 3 finger head in Pilsner glass
Smell: Mild citrus, minimally dank, grassy
Taste: Citrus peel, lemongrass, light malt, light biscuit
Mouthfeel: light, somewhat thin, average carbonation, light alcohol
Overall: Not striking, but nothing offensive, may have had more flavor with more of the chill off.

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Photo of ITDoc
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dms844
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AD17
3.24/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hashmads
4.6/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GoldenAbbey
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBrosy
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from a 12oz bottle.

Appearance: Pours a brilliant gold with a thick white head that slowly dissipates. Slightly hazy.

Smell: Earthy hops, not a particular strong aroma.

Taste: Nice balance between hop flavors (pine/earthy & citrus). Malt flavor is exceedingly basic. Has a nice bitterness level throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

A pretty basic IPA. Its not a bad IPA, just not really worth going out of your way for.

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Photo of schematix
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a bottle (and probably 5 more) with an enjoy by date about 55 days from now.


A: Hazy deep gold. Holding it up to the light I see floaties.

S: Aroma is under exaggerated. There is some piney hop aroma but very little else.

T: First sip wasn't what I expected, so i quickly followed it up with another swig. The malts are simple... probably 100% 2-row. The hops are definitely piney and has a nice smooth, but satisfying bitterness.

M: Creamy low to medium carbonation. Makes it an easy drinker.

O: It's a well executed simple beer. It's weakness is a lack of complexity though.

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Littrelljoe
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Summit Sága IPA from Summit Brewing Company
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,339 ratings.
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