Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company
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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
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