Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by Kooz:
2.15/5 rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Bottle poured into Sam Adams special pint glass.
Nice foamy head that stays around and leaves a sticky lacing on the glass. Not straw colored as the bottle says, but a very light orange-brown. Slightly cloudy. Nice.
Smells only of hops. I get nothing else. Very one-note.
Tastes like chewing a mouthful of hops. I don't taste anything else. Disappointing. Not a huge IPA fan, but I expect some complexity.
Like most Saranac beers, this falls short on mouthfeel, but it's a bit better than some of the others.
I wouldn't drink this if I didn't already have it in my fridge.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2010 00:52:05 | More by Kooz
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.