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Saranac High Peaks Series Wet Hop IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac High Peaks Series Wet Hop IPASaranac High Peaks Series Wet Hop IPA

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82
good

51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PicoPapa on 09-26-2011)
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

malfunxion, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of FickleBeast
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

FickleBeast, Apr 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Evarigan, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

stella77artois, Nov 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

kell50, Oct 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

spokeydonkey, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

OKCNittany, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

lordofthewiens, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

jkn09, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

buffcityx, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Qwest_35, Mar 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Dizzy242, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Jimbrew, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

ejh06752, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

nasastrums, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of noel2977
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

noel2977, Feb 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

oberon, Jan 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

GrindFatherBob, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

DrDemento456, Dec 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

brentblack1, Dec 23, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Billolick, Dec 16, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Gavage, Dec 09, 2012
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Saranac High Peaks Series Wet Hop IPA from Matt Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.