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Saranac India Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac India Pale AleSaranac India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
76
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844 Ratings
THE BROS
79
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Ratings: 844
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 14.76%


Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

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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Saranac India Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.