Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.35/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
04-04-2013 02:24:50 | More by TeamMathis
3.2/5 rDev -10.1%
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.
03-18-2013 23:00:03 | More by TrappistJohnMD
2.3/5 rDev -35.4%
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.
03-16-2013 21:25:35 | More by gnolan
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.