Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by Duhast500:
4.2/5 rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Clown Shoes pint glass.
The color is a somewhat hazy orange/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some thick lacing left on the glass.
The smell is lightly hoppy with some floral aroma that tickles the nose just a bit. There is a sweetness that is just off center and hard to put into words. Some light fruit flavor, hoping to have more in the taste.
The taste is a bit drawn out by the big head. The bitterness hits but is softened by some sweetness that is coming from the malts in this beer. Some citrus flavor comes out to slap your tongue and then is on the run down the throat at the end. Some aftertaste is fruity but hard to place. Maybe tropical like mango.
The feel of this beer is smooth through out. It goes down easy with a smooth feel and can't be missed as it slips by with little effort.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2011 03:22:04 | More by Duhast500
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A strong coppery gold in the glass, good head retention with streams of carbonation up the glass, very clear. 3.75
S – crisp grapefruit upfront, floral notes in abundance, caramel biscuit malt, light and fruity, very summer-y. 3.25
T – a nice punch of cascade hops, lots of ruby grapefruit and pithy bitterness, dry florals and a dry body that lingers with robust citrus notes drying out on the finish. Some grassiness, the hops are good and the bitterness balanced by the maltiness, but I feel they fall a bit flat, fairly one dimensional in terms of the cascade/grapefruit profile. 3.5
M – moderate body, high carbonation, quite a sessionable fruity IPA. Good bitter pithy feel to it, with enough of a biscuit malt base to work. 3.5
A tasty, easy to enjoy American IPA, not too many bells and whistles, clean and dry which I like, but the hop profile doesn’t overly impress. Would be good for summer, malts are there but surpressed a bit and hops dont really shine. Clean but not very exciting.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2014 03:18:30 | More by mick303
Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.