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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

354 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 354
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
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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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

02-28-2013 06:10:06 | More by scantonio
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bribo

New York

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

02-21-2013 21:20:57 | More by bribo
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GarretD

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-20-2013 04:20:14 | More by GarretD
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-29-2013 16:40:49 | More by DmanGTR
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OGBeach

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

01-28-2013 23:02:13 | More by OGBeach
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chefduff2

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

01-05-2013 22:42:24 | More by chefduff2
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-11-2012 02:09:42 | More by cliff1066
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CloudStrife

New York

3.55/5  rDev -0.3%

12oz bottle poured into it's signature pilsner glass.

A: Pours an deep amber gold with a 1 finger white head. Lots of visible carbonation in the brew.

S: Get some hop notes but also a pretty substantial sweet malt backing.

T: Balanced malt forward approach to an imperial IPA. Would say this leans more toward an English Pale Ale with all of the sweet malts. The aftertaste lingers with sweetness instead of hops.

M: Medium bodied with average carbonation. Real easy drinking for the ABV.

Overall one of the maltier double IPA's I have tasted. Has a flicker of hops but seems to get lost in the 10 different malts.

11-06-2012 00:18:00 | More by CloudStrife
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twillingthenoz

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

10-30-2012 00:07:43 | More by twillingthenoz
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bluntedboywonder

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

10-24-2012 02:37:33 | More by bluntedboywonder
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thomasarose

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-07-2012 14:49:18 | More by thomasarose
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cbord459

New York

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-10-2012 13:28:24 | More by cbord459
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

09-07-2012 14:43:08 | More by jurbanik
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lvoutlawjlh

Nebraska

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-13-2012 20:55:19 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-13-2012 02:28:16 | More by Chugs13
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BoOmerG

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-04-2012 22:58:07 | More by BoOmerG
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mitch3114

New York

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

06-21-2012 03:50:16 | More by mitch3114
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CHickman

New York

3.73/5  rDev +4.8%

Pours a hazy copper color with a 2 finger foamy light tan head that faded slowly, leaving very good lacing clinging to the sides leaving rings as it goes down.

Smells of sweet floral and piney hops to start, with grapefruit, caramel, cracker, biscuit, citrus hops, grains, flowers or herbs, and some earthy or grassy notes; good balance, but this is like an English IPA more than an American DIPA as the hops are just not that strong smelling, but it’s decent smelling overall.

Tastes like it smells with floral hops, strong piney hops, grapefruit, mango, caramel, cracker, biscuit, toffee, toasted grains, herbs, spices like pepper and coriander, grass, faint brown sugar and some earthy notes like peat moss; this hid the alcohol well and the finish was slightly bitter with a grainy sweetness that seemed to leave a hop oil slick across the tongue.

The mouthfeel may be the best part of this beer as it was slick and oily with very light carbonation, a medium body and a slightly bitter finish that seemed to bring out more complexities in the flavor and show great balance.

The 8.5% is very well hidden and this brew went down smooth. What it lacks in DIPA hop flavor it makes up for in drinkability. Give this a try and be patient as it grew on me more after each sip.

06-13-2012 03:58:30 | More by CHickman
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-10-2012 22:29:50 | More by ccozzi
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GMan

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-08-2012 22:12:31 | More by GMan
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

06-02-2012 21:10:52 | More by PrimScrewhead
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rcatalano

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-08-2012 00:18:49 | More by rcatalano
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beerme626

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-02-2012 05:57:47 | More by beerme626
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

04-25-2012 02:37:04 | More by DonFrap
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA from Matt Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.