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Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac India Pale AleSaranac India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

871 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 871
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 14.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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3.83/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is exactly the take on the IPA style that one would expect from an old school brewery. It is a very restrained IPA, which is a nice change as most microbreweries seem to use the IPA style as an excuse to pack as much IBUs into a beer as possible. And there is a place for the max IBU beers, but to me it just seems so "done".

There is debate as to how bitter original IPAs were in the 1800s. This tastes like how I would expect an good English brewery would make an IPA. Definitely hoppier, stronger, and more bitter than a regular English style ale, but not over the top. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 15:07:37 | More by Scoats
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Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 871 ratings.