Saranac Ginger Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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3.41/5 rDev +9.6%
Pours a clear golden straw color with honey highlights. The head is off-white and a bit sudsy; settles into a light cap.
The aroma is of the peppery ginger. Very ginger ale like. The beer has a sugary aroma, very much like a soda. A bit too sweet.
The taste is of a light barely there malt. The ginger pretty much dominates the taste profile. Ginger ale type ginger flavor, quite peppery. Not overly sweet which is nice. There is an earthy hop bitterness in the end.
The feel is light to moderate with fizzy carbonation. The carbonation burns a touch. Nice ginger brightness but balanced out by some hoppy bitterness. Good change of pace beer.
Definitely need to enjoy ginger to like this beer, as the beer is pretty much a ginger party. I find it refreshing and good palate cleanser. Not sure I would want more than two though.
07-06-2014 21:39:50 | More by Gmann
2.78/5 rDev -10.6%
Pours a nice copper color with a two-finger head into my glass. I find the use of ginger to be an interesting take on the usual IPA.
Hmm. Smells "soapy" at first but that gives way to some hop aroma. Perhaps that is because I haven't had ginger-anything in a while.
Buttery malt with some pine hop resin. The ginger is there but it doesn't add much to the overall profile.
Ditto on mouthfeel. Feels more like a standard IPA, which isn't a bad thing. It just doesn't stand out enough to my taste buds.
If ginger's your thing, give it a try. I just don't see the point.
06-23-2014 14:34:37 | More by Brad007
Saranac Ginger Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.