Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by sideshowrob:
3.45/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Brew poured a slightly jaundiced shade of yellow-amber. Very clear, good carbonation. Vitrually no head when poured. The faintest aroma of pine gave a subtle hit that there may be some hops in this brew, but the bouquet was very week. Taste was surprizingly good, with a fairly agressive hop note. Nice clairity of hops, not too strong, and definately above what a pale ale ought to be. Mouthfeel was nothing out of the ordinary, pleasant enough. With the low ABV and modest hop note, this brew is easy to quaff.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2004 23:56:37 | More by sideshowrob
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 833 ratings.