Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.3/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The beer poured into the glass very slightly hazy golden amber with and off-white extremely low, persistent head which lasted enough to lace the glass.
The aroma was piney and grassy with a resinous hop presence. Citrusy hops, grapefruit and orange, were present with the occasional wafting of alcohol. Some caramel was notable, but was mostly obscured by alcohol and hops.
The flavor was much lighter than anticipated. The flavor was mostly dominated by bittering and had little in the way of flavor hops at all. The bittering was dominant and strong. The hop flavor that was present was piney, resinous a bit grassy but overall had a tinny metallic nature. No alcohol was notable in the flavor.
The finish was dry with lasting harsh bittering far too long into the aftertaste. The body was medium with a moderate level of carbonation. This is one bitter and not well balanced beer. With all the effort put into the bittering, more attention would have been better focused on the flavor hop additions. The aroma was good except for the strong alcohol presence. Alcohol elsewhere in the beer was only a factor in some slight warming after consumption.
12 ounce bottle.
Serving type: bottle
12-29-2006 23:59:44 | More by GCBrewingCo
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3.91/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières d'ailleurs (St Herblain, Nantes), and tasted in 2014.
Appearance : dark amber color with white foamy head (w nice lacing).
Smell : malty and caramel aroamas.
Taste & mouth feel : hoppy flavors and dry bitter with a long duration.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Style Imperial IPA.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 19:58:30 | More by thierrynantes
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 339 ratings.