Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.15/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine April 2007.
Looks like Matt Brewing is following the rest by brewing up limited, specialty-release batches that are not a part of their 12-pack mix. A gutsy move for them to start off with an American Double IPA. Welcome to the party guys! You're a bit late, but there's more than enough room for beers of this stature. No holding back here, with 10 different malts, 10 different hops, and 85 IBUs.
Quick to foam, with an off-white head that nearly flows over the glass; head retention is amazing, as it sticks to nearly every inch of the glass. Excellent clarity for such a hoppy brew: the amber color really shines. Soft resin-hop aroma with tones of mint or evergreen, blonde tobacco and blood-orange peel. The hop character wraps around the tongue right from the start. An undertone of toasted malt has a small appearance as the hop bitterness takes over. Leafy, stale-tobacco flavor middle to end, with a dry finish.
A decent stab at the American Double IPA style, and a step above average only because it's a clean version, and that adds to the drinkability. Put this up against a one- or two-year aged Vermont cheddar to see who wins.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2010 20:43:26 | More by BeerAdvocate
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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 344 ratings.