Saranac High Peaks Series Wet Hop IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.34/5 rDev -7.5%
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic.
Pours a hazy orange color with a finger of fizzy foam that dissipates quickly without lacing. Aroma has a grassy hoppiness to it with a substantial crystal malt sweetness in the nose also.
First sip is a rush of grassy/bitter flavor with a sharp bite that fades quickly. A bit of lingering harsh bitter flavor. You can really taste the green hop / vegetal qualities of this beer, but the beer doesn't come together well as a whole. The bitter finish is too harsh and the hop flavors are too biting, all while the sweetness never really asserts itself to meld things together.
I'll pass on this in the future.
04-12-2014 02:46:40 | More by FickleBeast
3.5/5 rDev -3%
In a pint glass this beer was orange colored with a minimal head. There was no lace. A more aggressive pour resulted in a bit of head, but still no lace.
Citrus aroma mostly. Some herbal hops. Sweet malt.
Lots of grapefruit in the taste. Some herbal notes. Caramel malt.
A refreshing beer, good on a summer day.
Not as good as other beers of the same ilk.
07-14-2013 02:07:59 | More by lordofthewiens
3.14/5 rDev -13%
Hmm. For a regular pale ale, it would be solid. For a wet hop, it falls short. Reference local favorite PBC Harvest from the hood. Or SN torpedo. Both seem to have much more life to it.
Nice pale ale tastes. Balanced. But I wouldn't know it was a wet hop unless the label said so. Meh.
02-04-2013 02:53:57 | More by noel2977
3.6/5 rDev -0.3%
I got this on the cheap so got a few bottles yesterday.Poured into an imperial nonic a clear burnt orange and brass fusion with a 1/2 finger white head atop that left a broken ring as it settled.Alot of biscuit malt in the nose along with mainly leafy hops,the hops are not big but they have a presence.The malty notes are big as well as the sweetness on the palate,caramel and sweet dough with some sugary sweetness over top of a leafy mild fruity hoppiness.Well like alot of the style it's a little to sweet and malt driven but is a pretty good beer,I just want more hops!
01-10-2013 14:21:36 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +10.8%
A - A nice looking IPA clear amber brown light with a very nice 1/2 inch of sticky white head that follows throughout the glass. Lovely
S - Pretty hop forward herbal but smooth with citrus tones and gram cracker malts.
T - I enjoyed this wet hop IPA it does have a bit of danker hops but it taste relatively clean. Very smooth yet clings to the palate nicely.
M - Smooth with a light to medium drink ability.
Overall a very nice wet hop IPA pretty much in line with the 7.0% margin. I polished the bomber off easily.
12-25-2012 04:40:11 | More by DrDemento456
3.9/5 rDev +8%
Bomber bottle without any freshness/bottling date info.
Pours hazed medium golden amber. Off white head, and leaving decent looking fine fileds of lacing.
Fairly tame lemony, citric hop nose.
More lemon, more generic citric notes, resiny hopped up brew.
Flavorful and satisfying. Hops continue to bite long into the finish. Sweet malt on the tip of the tongue.
Well done and for the price its a bargian. Good everyday, fresh tasting IPA
12-16-2012 22:30:32 | More by Billolick
3.83/5 rDev +6.1%
Appearance: pours a crystal clear yellowish orange color with a 2" head that lasts a bit. Some moderate lace develops.
Smell: light caramel and faint hop aroma comes through to the nose.
Taste: caramel, pears, some orange citrus, and mild grassy and slightly oily bitterness.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout with some light dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is short lived and this beer has a nice refreshing quality to it.
Overall: this beer was easy to drink and enjoyable. Flavors are a bit muted but they work.
12-09-2012 18:03:09 | More by Gavage
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
i had the highest of hopes for this. it pours a clear and fizzy light golden color with a short and fading white head. it smells like the same yeast in most saranac ales, a little fruity, a lot bready, and it crowds out most of the hops, which are oily and citrusy, but dont seem to be as abundant as i had hoped. the taste confirms the noses worst fears, doughy yeast is more prominent than fresh hops. in fact, outside of a bitter note on the finish, i dont get very much hops at all in this seemingly pilsner styled brew. entirely absent is that juicy bitter hop essence i am used to in wet hop beers. its december now, so maybe mine sat on the shelf a little too long, ill chalk it up to that (i hope). good feel though, lots of tiny bubbles, a light body for what it is, and a well hidden alcohol potency. i admire saranac for finally stepping up and making a few experimental craft brews, but this one fell short of the mark for me. as an everyday pale ale it isnt bad, but it didnt feel like a wet hop ipa to me at all im sad to say.
12-06-2012 00:59:25 | More by StonedTrippin
Saranac High Peaks Series Wet Hop IPA from Matt Brewing Company
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