Saranac White IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac White IPASaranac White IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 545
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 13
Gots: 49 | FT: 1
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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Photo of dave317
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of NODAK
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma here is heavily citric as one would expect from a beer advertising Citra hops. Quite lemony and hoppy. I don't get much else from this one.

Very cloudy...golden...looks just like any typical white beer would look like.

Definitely a good bitter kick up front with a mouthful of Citra hops...it lives up to the "IPA" in the title. This is the predominant taste of the beer, though some orange and lemon with just the smallest touch of coriander peeks through afterward. I do wish that the wit characteristics were more noticeable here. It's an IPA first, and definitely "white" second. The balance just isn't really there like some of the great ones of this style.

Photo of Fatdenny
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ProudBeerSnob
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

How long before White IPA gets its own category. Poured from bottle into pint glass. Cloudy yellow in color with nice head that dissipates slightly and leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma has a lot going on: tart lemony and spicy aromatics. The taste is busy rather than complex. There's just too much going on.

I'd like to see more of this style, but it definitely needs some work.

Photo of malfunxion
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a 1/2 inch head that stays for a little bit. Moderate amount of lacing along the glass -- aroma is hoppy with citrus/grapefruit being the most overwhelming characteristic. Very pleasant. Slightly sour finish, but overall very solid and enjoyable.

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of KajII
3.26/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a murky straw yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thin puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, resin and citrus hops and a sweaty Belgian yeast with a note of citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a bit of coriander.

The taste was lightly sweet and fruity with just a touch of spice early on, progressing with a nice citrusy hoppy taste, along with a strong grainy yeast presence and a citrus peel bite towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time following the swallow with the bitter citrus peel taste fading ever so slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a couple steps beyond light in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a tasty and well balanced brew with a pleasing spicy citrus favor and a nice creamy drinkability...

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Cloudy orange-yellow, pale in color with a thick head din the beginning rising to just over two thirds of an inch(white). Don't know if it's my batch but sediments are pretty apparent over the body.

Smell: Light sour lemon scent with compliments of yeast...smells good but super light like I said before.

Taste: A sour bitterness to it. You feel hops with a burst of lemon and light grapefruit giving a sweet feel. Has some yeast properties to it not bad but nothing really good either somewhere in the middle.

Mouth: Medium, citrus finish at the end feels like lemon peel.

Overall: Picked up in a sampler, but don't think I would actually buy a pack of it itself. Good to have but wouldn't say it I would keep having it. Still satisfies....Salud!

Photo of beer456
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy/smokey off-white copper. Smells fruity. Taste is not overpowering. Overall I am gonna have to say its nothing special. Perhaps, its needs a little more bite for my taste. Its not an unpleasant beer but its nothing so memorable that it deserves any special praise either.

Photo of Gmann
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dirt straw color with a small pure white head that left a short wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma has a strong celery presence from the coriander. There is some orange peel, clove and white pepper to give the beer that witbier smell. The hops don't really standout perhaps they are masked by the orange peel. The aroma is way too vegetal for my liking, too much coriander.

The taste has a nice bright wheat flavor, which allows the hops to pop through. The hops are a bit grassy and provide some citrus notes. Good floral hop burps. The coriander isn't as strong as it was in the aroma. Along with the orange peel, it adds a nice amount of spice to this IPA. Tastes more like an IPA than wit.

The feel is light with fizzy carbonation. Drinks crisp and fairly clean, some lingering hop bitterness in the finish. An easy drinker.

A decent example of an increasingly popular style. I am glad they made this one more IPA than witbier.

Photo of dank203
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

used to like this better. still pretty clean tasting but too dry. the hops aren't there like I remember, its too perfumey. still, a clean drink and I can go through a sixer and not mind getting it again. in fact, all Saranac beers have agreed well with me, just not always blowing my mind with flavor

Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.