Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by ksbeernuts:
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Smell was more pilsner like than IPA. Could really smell the pale malts here.
Taste had a large presence of cascade hops with a pale malt background. Decent taste and not as hoppy as the typical IPA.
Appearance was orange-amber with a nice cream colored head. Lacing was present as well, but not as much as some.
Mouthfeel was average but the drinkability was high...probably because it was not as bitter as most IPAs.
Decent beer, would drink it again and recommend to friends that think IPA's are too bitter.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2010 00:14:45 | More by ksbeernuts
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 831 ratings.