Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by fx20736:
2.58/5 rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2
bought as part of Saranac's Spring Variety pack from Beers of the World on 4/6/13 for $ 8.77.
poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served at fridge temp.
appearance: medium amber with an offwhite head. Nice lacing.
aroma: grapefruit, peaches in syrup
mouthfeel: full, solid.
taste: bready malt with some citrus hops, there is a vaguely 'dirty' finish that I have detected in Saranac beers that is a little offputting.
notes: I seem to remember a similar reaction to their Big Moose Ale. No need to buy this again
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2013 16:37:41 | More by fx20736
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 844 ratings.