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Saranac White IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac White IPASaranac White IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

498 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 11
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 12-16-2011)
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BeerPhan86

New York

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have to admit when I first saw this one I thought it was a little corny and a jab at the black IPA. I assumed they took a witbier and hopped it up like an IPA. I actually ended up really enjoying this one.

A - Pours a real hazy white gold with a one finger off white foamy head. Great retention on the head but not much lacing sticking to the glass. Very nice looking cloudy brew.

S - Tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) with a slightly funky yeast aspect. Fresh earthy hops and tons of wheat also evident.

T - Tropical fruit and spices followed by a dry earthy hop finish. Slightly bitter with a massive amount of wheat in the flavor. Not your typical Witbier spices and flavors like i had been expecting, it's more of a blend between an east coast IPA and a pale wheat ale.

M - Prickly and slightly overcarbonated, but medium bodied and not too sticky on the lips.

O - It's an interesting and unique tasting brew coming from a brewery that rarely wows me and I consider fairly mediocre. It's a solid attempt at something new and they succeeded. Whether or not this will catch on like the black IPA craze is yet to be seen, but definitely worth checking this one out.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 02:34:24 | More by BeerPhan86
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's got a 3 finger thick head

I smell more of a neutral wheat-like brew kind of scent rather than IPA-like grapefruit or citrus.

Tastes like a dash of grapefruit, actually. The rest is reminds me of witbier. Good job fusing the two!

Mouthfeel is light and airy. Smooth all around.

Overall, a 3.75 for Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company. I think they did a pretty good job with this fusion style of brew. Its not outRAGEOUSLY awesome,but I like it all the same. I'll probably pick this up again.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Saranac tasting better lately. This one edges out their decent Pale Ale. A great take and one of the first on WIT IPA.

A: A hazy straw yellow with active visible carbonation offers a finger of creamy foamy white head that too quickly reduces to thin film covering the surface with a ring at the edges of the glass. Ample lacing. Lots of yeast left in bottle. the real deal.

S: Healthy dose of aromas of citrus/orange hops with lighter aromas of pale malts, spices, and orange peel. Welcoming, clean, not cloying. But that Saranac soapy ness in evidence.

T: Follows the smell with more pale malts and wheat upfront followed by citrus/orange hops. There are light flavors of spices and orange peel in the end game. Light amounts of bitterness which fades to a pleasant finish and feel. Good food beer. Flavor packed.

M:Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Crisp. Long finish.

O: No nonsense, well made, would drink again.

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Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.