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Saranac Clouded Dream - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Clouded DreamSaranac Clouded Dream

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BA SCORE
83
good

21 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-01-2014

Hybrid IPA / Belgian White
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 5
Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pleasantly surprised by this beer!

Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Hazed dull copper hue, good showing of lacing. Smells of whole macerated oranges, spices, yeast, and ripe fruit. Smooth and flaunting some body, bready maltiness throughout. Spice and alcohol in the middle, ripe fruit and yeast as well. Pineapple skin. Kiss of Citra dankness, more flavor than bitterness. This mashup of styles works well, worth a go.

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color capped by an inch of foam; a few streaks of lace linger

Smell: Bready with grapefruit and coriander

Taste: Bready, on the front of the tongue, with grapefruit and lime flavors building; in the middle, the coriander and grapefruit peel take over, though the finish is overly phenolic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall:

Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the High Peaks series,good to see Saranac trying their hand at some new "bigger" styles.I pour two and a half bottles into a large tulip glass,a hazed deep burnt orange color with a sticky full one finger white head atop.Some sharp grapefruit and lime zest in the aromas followed by some spiced yeasty esters.Yeasty flavors with a decent amount of phenols with light medicinal notes from the hops and sharp grapefruit rind in the finish.Pretty good,I would have liked less phenols and more hop flavors but it rounds out to a pretty good stab at the style.

Photo of mirp1
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I will keep this simple. Saranac has turned out flimsy beers for years. How's that for a rhyme? This one was knocked out of the park. For a Belgian IPA, I defy anyone to find one better.

I live in Utica, and want Saranac to be bragged about by beer geeks, however, historically, it's been the opposite. No more. Get this one. It is one tight, dry, malty, and hoppy concoction. Not just hop bitter, but hop aroma and flavor as well. Just might be their best effort ever. Hope that this is the trend For Saranac.

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Saranac Clouded Dream from Matt Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.