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Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac India Pale AleSaranac India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
okay

844 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%


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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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

We pour a brew of a dark golden straw color. It holds a one and a half finger stark white head of big foamy bubbles that stick to everything as they recede. This produces a nice patterned lacing. The head never fully departs. The brew has a slight haze, but is almost entirely translucent. No sediment is noted, and the carbonation is quite active. The aroma is both malty and hoppy. The hops used are cascade, as advertised by the bottle, but they do not fall into any major aromatic category (soapy, piney, grassy, etc.). There is also faint wheat and some sweet fruitiness, of passionfruit or some other tropical variety. The first thing that hits the palate is lemony hops. Malts swoop in through the middle, providing balance. We finish with a bittering effect, likely from the cascades. There is a bit of a sweet floral air here as well, but the hops tend to mask it. The aftertaste breathes with lemon citrus and hops. This causes the mouth to pucker slightly. The body is medium, with the carbonation also at a medium assertiveness. The head helps to give the beer a creaminess, and it slurps nicely. The mouth coats momentarily, but is left with nothing much more than wetness. The abv is appropriate and the beer drinks with ease.

Overall, what we found most interesting about this brew was its nice look, defiant head, and subsequent lacing. It could have been a bit darker with a glow, but it was a good looking drink nonetheless. We also enjoyed the slurpable quality to the mouthfeel, again, likely lent by the frothy head.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2011 00:05:58 | More by TheBrewo
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Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.