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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

866 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 25 | 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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TriggerFingers

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2.31/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ok, before I watched the Saranac video on their website I totally thought this was an English IPA. Don't get me wrong, I mean it has a nice malt character, no citrus, no dank--tastes like an American rendition of an English IPA. If thats what you are going for, then its not bad at all. Kind of like Bass on steroids.

But American IPA? Really? The old guys in the video are talking about Cascade hops like they are some new discovery? Really? Born and raised in Nor-Cal, I was weaned on Sierra Nevada and this tastes nothing like what you would expect from an American IPA. That being said for an English IPA, its in the top 2/3 and a fair attempt. For an American IPA, or even a West Coast rendition, this is severely lacking. Beers like this make me glad I am a homebrewer.

Last Words: Now you know

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 16:15:08 | More by TriggerFingers
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Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.