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Saranac Rye IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Rye IPASaranac Rye IPA

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293 Ratings

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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.95% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-07-2009

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of stella77artois
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Part of Saranac's 12 Beers of Summer pack.

A - Pours a dark golden yellow. Approximately 2 inch head, which dissipated very slowly.

S - Malted rye is a main ingredient, and it's very noticeable. Next to nothing for hops.

T - Malted rye with a bit of a sour aftertaste. Though this is an IPA, I didn't notice a whole lot of strong hop flavor. It was there, just not much of it. Not a whole lot going on. Not offensive, just not a lot of flavor.

F - Not bad, easy on the throat and tongue. Leaves just a touch of dryness. Good feeling summer beer / thirst quencher.

O - Not a bad beer, but it's nothing I'll ever buy on it's own. I admit, I'm slightly biased, as I'm not the biggest fan of rye beers. However, I won't mind drinking the other bottle of this from the sampler. Decent rye beer, decent for summer.

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from a sampler pack poured into a pint glass.

A-Deep golden color, vivid carbonation, big fluffy white head. Solid white film remains, leaving web lacing. Good looking.

S- dry spicy hop aroma. Some floral and light malts.

T- spicy and mild citrus. Some maltiness but not too complicated or hoppy.

M- Light and thin but it has some hop bite. Sharp. Adequate carbonation.

O- for what it lacks in star power, it's drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of TheSSG
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dense, frothy, white head with minimal lacing. Hop aroma is subdued, citric in nature. Bright, golden hue (I was hoping for a darker amber hue on account of the Rye). Starts off fairly bitter with a grapefruit-like flavor, peaks in bitterness as the rye malt begins to show through, bringing a spicy characteristic into the mix. The finish is lingering bitterness that is reminiscent of citrus rind.

Not bad, but nothing great; a touch below average (for a Rye IPA). The hops are pretty much one dimensional here, and I'm not sure if such a bitter citrus highlights/compliments the rye so well.

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3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a semi-bright, crystal clear, straw-gold coloring with a frothy, sparse, bright white surface coat of head. Brighter coloring than most Rye IPAs I've seen. The nose has a pretty significant grain character, both roasty and toasty, with a peppery and slightly resiny ribbon throughout. Flavors are bitter and resiny on the forward tongue, with a peppery spiced character at the end of the palate. Heavy grain/rye backbone, with a frothy, light feel in mouth. The aftertaste has a tangy, slightly bitter tone to it, with a frothy, light finish. Subtle dryness at the end of the palate. Not bad, but a bit unbalanced.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into McDonald's collector glass (I'm...not at my place right now). Clear golden with rising bubbles and a medium fizzy white head that dissipates quickly to a medium-thin layer of thick white foam. Smells of dank hops, yeast and rye. Taste is bitter hops, yeast and rye, with clean malts and a the hops return at the end leaving a bitter aftertaste. Priorities seem a bit off for an IPA, even with the rye as the focus; this tastes more like a rye pale ale. Still good though, Saranac is always great for tasty sessionable beers.

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Saranac Rye IPA from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.