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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPASaranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

352 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.41%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kendo on 12-23-2006)
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Chickenhawk9932

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

11-06-2013 13:24:30 | More by Chickenhawk9932
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DoubleMalt

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23%

10-31-2013 22:37:33 | More by DoubleMalt
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sachie23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-22-2013 20:02:11 | More by sachie23
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RBorsato

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16%

10-22-2013 15:14:18 | More by RBorsato
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2%

10-10-2013 21:35:56 | More by harpus
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

09-07-2013 23:29:27 | More by ejimhof
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-18-2013 14:43:45 | More by Cooker_stp
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 16:59:09 | More by dgherm
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bplzip

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30%

07-15-2013 21:07:30 | More by bplzip
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Lucoli

New York

2.75/5  rDev -23%

06-25-2013 03:03:01 | More by Lucoli
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16%

06-11-2013 20:36:52 | More by skaboom420
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EricClayton

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-06-2013 04:20:33 | More by EricClayton
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-26-2013 18:48:31 | More by Slatetank
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TonyY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2%

05-26-2013 14:46:03 | More by TonyY
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sackboy

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9%

05-13-2013 20:16:57 | More by sackboy
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

05-07-2013 21:01:04 | More by JT99125
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lovindahops

New York

3/5  rDev -16%

04-06-2013 17:58:43 | More by lovindahops
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TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A cloudy amber.
Smell: A bit like strawberry preserves, smoke, and wood.
Taste: Bitter and malty. Aftertaste of cheap vodka.
Mouthfeel: Some thickness and carbonation.

This is definitely an unusual double. The hops are jumbled together with the malt. It doesn't seem to have hints of anything except maltiness, some bitterness, and straight alcoholic aftertaste. Having said that, I really like it. The drink is hardy and full. I probably wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 02:24:50 | More by TeamMathis
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Qwest_35

Florida

4/5  rDev +12%

03-19-2013 02:32:28 | More by Qwest_35
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber color with white head in DFH IPA glass.

Smell is heavily malt with some citrus notes.

Taste is malt forward with some caramel and mild citrus. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied. Average carbonation.

Overall this was too malt forward and lacking any significant hoppiness.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 23:00:03 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-17-2013 13:52:41 | More by Rheaume17
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gnolan

New York

2.3/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm a huge fan of Saranac beers but was disappointed in this Imperial IPA. I like a strong hop smell and finish and this had neither. It is very malty and the alcohol is taste is present and leaves a bitter taste in your mouth. Their Session IPA is much better.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2013 21:25:35 | More by gnolan
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-04-2013 03:31:15 | More by kell50
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -2%

03-02-2013 22:53:19 | More by t0rin0
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scantonio

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-28-2013 06:10:06 | More by scantonio
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.