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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

514 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 12
Gots: 34 | 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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New York

1/5  rDev -73.1%

03-20-2013 23:45:09 | More by BGsWo22
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RyanGoodman

Bolivia

1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

04-17-2012 17:43:27 | More by RyanGoodman
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KevMo84

California

2/5  rDev -46.2%

06-03-2014 06:02:20 | More by KevMo84
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RHB33

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.2%

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

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.2%

08-03-2012 01:12:41 | More by snowghetto
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.2%

03-18-2013 06:22:06 | More by BARFLYB
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hilgart1

Illinois

2/5  rDev -46.2%

01-26-2014 22:54:33 | More by hilgart1
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jenray

Texas

2/5  rDev -46.2%

06-13-2012 02:05:26 | More by jenray
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.23/5  rDev -40.1%

Poured into an Allagash flute on 4/24/12

BB June 30, 2012

This is a seriously cloudy beer; it's a murky golden yellow with floating sediment drifting about. Foam seemed reserved at first, but quickly got the best of me, cresting the top of the glass - well over the three finger mark. The head deflates, leaving a big, goopy dollop of suds and soapy lace scattered on the side.

The aroma is an odd one. Dank, tropical Citra notes are had while the head is high, but as it drops the orange peel takes a more prominent stance. The coriander is a faint addition, with a timid spice note on the periphery. The wheat and oats mentioned on the bottle come across as more of a mash-up of grains. It smells doughy, too. As it warms the wheat emerges with a toasty bent.

A thin, watery feel carries muddled Citra hop density across the palate with a lingering, dry bitterness. Along the way, moderate carbonation tries to muster the energy to make the meager spice pop more than it wants to. Notes of orange juice dip into the middle. The malts may be the most disappointing part; I was hoping for a sharp, toasty graininess, but it's more an infused culmination of the lot. Ah well. The finish has an unpleasant coating mustiness; like cotton, if cotton could be stale.

I'm not too impressed with this one, but it isn't an entire failure. Hey, at least they tried to do something interesting and thoughtful; it just didn't turn out so great. For the most part it doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't taste good. I'll probably finish the bottle.

05-16-2012 01:41:51 | More by Ryan011235
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Bieniek30

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

12-08-2013 02:42:34 | More by Bieniek30
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

07-28-2013 23:24:21 | More by mwbrady12
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John_Squires

New York

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

03-06-2014 03:54:20 | More by John_Squires
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

03-25-2012 21:18:08 | More by nicholas527
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BeerTwigs

New York

2.3/5  rDev -38.2%

12oz brown bottle

Appearance: Straw with a decent amount of foam

Aroma: Citric hop, orange peel, yeast, and coriander... all that you would expect from the description

Taste & Feel: This beer has a medium body with a smooth & creamy fell. It's tastes include: citrus, herbal, mint, coriander, bitter hop, yeast, and dry at the finish.

I haven't had the chance to taste anyone elses White IPA's, but this one just didn't sit right with me, not a big fan or either this beer or the style. I will need to come back and review this again once I have some others. Good attempt though.

02-03-2012 13:54:05 | More by BeerTwigs
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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

04-26-2012 02:59:13 | More by avisong
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

01-27-2013 01:04:16 | More by RobDB
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

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West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

06-26-2013 01:08:59 | More by Danno48
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North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

05-12-2014 03:26:00 | More by rw1992
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

05-03-2012 20:10:21 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

11-26-2012 19:26:56 | More by TheBigBoy
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Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

10-01-2012 16:17:03 | More by ROGUE16
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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

09-23-2012 22:28:39 | More by Hellpop65
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Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.