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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

506 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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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Diplomat11

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

03-03-2014 00:43:48 | More by Diplomat11
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nicholas2121

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saranac White IPA brewed by Matt Brewing Company with an ABV of 6.0% This brew pours out a cloudy amber color with a small white head. This is an unfiltered brew you can not see thought it. The small is rich with wheat, sweetness, hops and other gains. There is nothing overpowering in smell of this brew. The taste is bitter but smooth. The bitterness is not overpowering in this brew, it is a nice touch. You pick up on some citrus brew but not much. The mouthfeel is an clean. Saranac White IPA has a nice balance to it. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. I would buy this brew again.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 01:18:30 | More by nicholas2121
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fdoce

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-27-2014 04:41:16 | More by fdoce
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cmq103

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Freshly tapped 1/6th keg my basement bar right next to my DFH 60 Minute IPA. I poured this White IPA into my Duvel Belgian Tulip glass, which is my favorite glass to sample new beers from.

Appearance: My initial thought was Wow!!, this is one cloudy looking beer. So cloudy that you can't see through the glass. Nice creamy-looking, off-white 3/4" head with clingy lacing as I tilt my glass.

Smell: Fruity, citrusy hoppy pine and grapefruit aromas. The citrus overtone is a bit more prevalent though. I'm excited to taste this one, as I enjoy the Belgian Witbier and IPA style right about the same.

Taste: Citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit and perhaps a hint of lemon) grab your attention first, followed by the mild hoppy bitterness you get from an IPA. A very good blend of both in my opinion. Equal amounts of the Belgian and IPA flair with the just the right amount of spices to remind you that you're drinking a Belgian Witbier hybrid beer.

Mouthfeel: Very creamy texture on the tongue from start to finish. Surprising for a beer of this style.

Overall: I could see myself drinking this all Spring and Summer. Very enjoyable beer from Saranac, who kind of drifted away from me in the craft beer market over the years. This beer will make me want to come back again, as this is one of their better beers I've had in many years. Like I said, a very cloudy beer, which at first I attributed to the initial pour from the keg. The second and third pour gave me the same cloudy results. Not in a bad way, but a little unexpected since this beer is a mixture of two equally distinct styles. If you like the Belgian Witbier & IPA style, this beer is definitely worthy of a try.

Serving type: on-tap

07-26-2014 19:24:01 | More by cmq103
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poohbearzeccola

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-21-2014 14:27:36 | More by poohbearzeccola
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Icemann383

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-20-2014 21:31:49 | More by Icemann383
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-20-2014 05:54:04 | More by Howlader
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traxstar7

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-17-2014 01:03:08 | More by traxstar7
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AndyBSound


4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-15-2014 19:56:24 | More by AndyBSound
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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

07-11-2014 02:41:42 | More by Caveworm
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-03-2014 18:52:34 | More by Beermazter310
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Cubro

California

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-26-2014 16:46:15 | More by Cubro
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Janelle_m


2.5/5  rDev -33%

06-21-2014 11:55:51 | More by Janelle_m
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RHB33

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.4%

06-17-2014 22:18:23 | More by RHB33
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-16-2014 03:53:44 | More by mmmbeerNY
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jimpyle48

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-15-2014 22:15:00 | More by jimpyle48
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Dougwillhike

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-12-2014 17:07:24 | More by Dougwillhike
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BrooklynPanch

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

06-08-2014 21:34:09 | More by BrooklynPanch
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KevMo84

California

2/5  rDev -46.4%

06-03-2014 06:02:20 | More by KevMo84
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-03-2014 00:22:01 | More by xJMFCx
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-01-2014 19:57:49 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-01-2014 13:49:43 | More by Latarnik
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Act25

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 00:45:45 | More by Act25
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2014 21:38:35 | More by Durandal_777
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-24-2014 18:54:55 | More by stephenjmoore
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Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.