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Saranac Moonshadow Black IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Moonshadow Black IPASaranac Moonshadow Black IPA

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BA SCORE
77
okay

103 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleMalt on 10-16-2013)
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-23-2014 13:10:40 | More by Chuffbomb
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Wortman1998

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2014 19:00:59 | More by Wortman1998
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, best before March 31, 2014. Oh well, this was a gift from a friend and he gave me the bottle about a month ago. Served in a DFH IPA glass, the beer pours a mahogany color with a couple inch light tan head that sticked around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The beer smells like roasted and bready malt, chocolate, herbal hops, and some light citrusy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also a bit of dark bread and coffee noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick with moderate carbonation. Hopefully in the future I'll get to try a fresher bottle of this.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2014 00:38:50 | More by bluejacket74
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jrschaef

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-04-2014 21:22:01 | More by jrschaef
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-28-2014 22:11:11 | More by Durandal_777
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generallee

New York

3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a very dark brown to black look which is nearly opaque. There is a ton of carbonation running the sides of the glass. On top there is a light tan head which hang on well and makes nice sticky lace on the glass.

Smell: There are some citrus hop notes over bready maltiness in the nose.

Taste / Palate: Up front there is a light bready malt and some citrus hop notes. Hop bitterness along with some toasted notes build up and starts to linger long in to the finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 07:41:52 | More by generallee
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-23-2014 02:35:58 | More by Dirty_Island
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mhaugo

California

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-18-2014 05:36:53 | More by mhaugo
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rxthree

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-06-2014 01:54:48 | More by rxthree
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ejh06752

New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-19-2014 06:07:49 | More by ejh06752
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-13-2014 02:57:40 | More by morebeergood
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The appearance of this beer is dark and roasty, typical of what one would expect of a stout. the head was quite white and dissipated to almost nothing very quickly.

S: The aroma of this brew gives scents of chocolate malts and citrus fruits.

T: Overall the hints of chocolaty malt and citrus come through most dominantly as they did in the aroma.

M: Well carbonated with a smooth texture on the tongue.

O: This would be a good session type beer for me, nothing special but very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 00:25:50 | More by jmw4437
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PhillyNole

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-27-2014 22:24:50 | More by PhillyNole
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moochmonster

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-27-2014 01:31:44 | More by moochmonster
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joeland

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

03-22-2014 22:25:53 | More by joeland
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vfgccp

New York

2/5  rDev -40.5%

03-16-2014 01:28:00 | More by vfgccp
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-12-2014 02:33:22 | More by Zetcha7x
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crytion

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-08-2014 11:10:51 | More by crytion
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smurphy493

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-08-2014 00:37:29 | More by smurphy493
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-27-2014 02:33:39 | More by Johnroby
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zp6167a

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-25-2014 21:32:37 | More by zp6167a
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RyFikes

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

02-25-2014 15:06:01 | More by RyFikes
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

02-23-2014 15:40:11 | More by dpgoblejr
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Brenden

Ohio

3.31/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It looks on the pour to be more like a brown IPA, but it ends up pretty dark. It's kind of a fudgy dark brown rather than black with half a finger of tan head that drops to a thick island after decent suspension and leaves spotting on the glass.
The aroma are more malty than hoppy and show more nut and toast than roast, though there is a touch. There's a hint of cocoa and the only hops are a bit of leaf and maybe citrus zest.
For whatever reason there was for a lack in the nose, hops come out more strongly on the tongue. Leaf. pine, citrus zest and grass all cut through the malt to put something out that could actually be called a black IPA. A bit of roast eases out after a lingering bitterness. This is more like it.
The body is medium, and it leans toward crisp. The feel doesn't have quite the consistency of crispness or the balancing smoothness it should, though.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 19:53:26 | More by Brenden
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-17-2014 02:50:09 | More by tobelerone
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Saranac Moonshadow Black IPA from Matt Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.