Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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Reviews by troysoy2:
3.75/5 rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Poured it into a pint glass. Looks pretty much like your average IPA. Decent head gives way to a sudsy surface covering. Lively bubbles rise to the top.
The smell is also pretty average, but slightly less hop forward than with most IPAs. This opens up the smell slightly more to the sweet, orange-y, grapefruit-y malt side of the spectrum.
The hops actually come out a little more clearly in the taste, which I think is quite nice. This is definitely no hop bomb, however, and I think they've struck a nice balance here. Sweet, citrus and pine comes out in the front of the taste, while crisp dryness is the focus of the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is just right, I'd say. Crisp, and it doesn't end up as a bunch of foam in your mouth the way some IPAs do.
A nice, balanced, if slightly unexciting IPA. I'm a fan.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2011 00:42:33 | More by troysoy2
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
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