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Saranac Ginger Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Ginger Pale AleSaranac Ginger Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
73
okay

67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 17.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djrn2 on 03-29-2014)
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

08-10-2014 23:27:34 | More by apasternak
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-10-2014 22:31:19 | More by MDDMD
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civicm87

New York

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

08-06-2014 20:44:39 | More by civicm87
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bsteels


3/5  rDev -3.5%

08-03-2014 19:47:11 | More by bsteels
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

08-02-2014 21:49:47 | More by TimoP
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Billolick

New York

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-30-2014 17:41:09 | More by Billolick
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longisland1983

New York

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-29-2014 00:04:50 | More by longisland1983
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GFD400

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-27-2014 21:58:02 | More by GFD400
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SaranacinTexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-26-2014 17:51:51 | More by SaranacinTexas
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Icemann383

New York

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-22-2014 23:54:31 | More by Icemann383
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schaffer9252

New York

4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

07-22-2014 21:29:36 | More by schaffer9252
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-20-2014 03:26:22 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Juuroumaru

Florida

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-15-2014 03:23:05 | More by Juuroumaru
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dgeebs07

New York

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

07-09-2014 22:38:47 | More by dgeebs07
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tpeters

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

07-07-2014 21:00:35 | More by tpeters
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Gmann

New York

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
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Soterios

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -59.8%

07-06-2014 19:15:26 | More by Soterios
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Cooker_stp

New York

4/5  rDev +28.6%

07-06-2014 02:54:17 | More by Cooker_stp
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squack

New York

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-04-2014 01:20:58 | More by squack
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3/5  rDev -3.5%

07-01-2014 18:50:51 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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jburd19

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-28-2014 00:06:13 | More by jburd19
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JPowell712

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -59.8%

06-25-2014 12:11:50 | More by JPowell712
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Drknight

Virginia

3/5  rDev -3.5%

06-25-2014 01:54:16 | More by Drknight
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Brad007

Vermont

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
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mitch3114

New York

2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-22-2014 22:52:22 | More by mitch3114
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Saranac Ginger Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
73 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.