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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

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 mltobin
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at DeCicco`s.

Appearance is a hazy orange tone with 1 finger of an off-white head. Its` nose contains hops, citrus, spice and caramel. The taste is pine, coriander, grapefruit, hops, some bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, the carbonation is moderate. An easy drinking white ipa, that is one of the better beers that I have tried from Saranac.

Photo of jenray
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of KevMo84
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into tulip. Wheaty hop aroma with a grapefruit or passionfruit aroma.
No head, little lacing.
Nice refreshing take on an IPA. Wheaty, but bitter and hoppy with a bit of citrusy fruity hops. Its a very refreshing IPA and a really good brew from Saranac. Worth a try for sure.

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Falcone
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of hilgart1
2/5  rDev -46.1%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of rlee1390
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Cloudy deep yellow, two finger fluffyw hite head with some lacing.

S-Wheat, oranges and citrus hops

T-Wheat, spices, oranges ends with decent bitterness. My first encounter with Citra hops and these babies are good.

M-Medium bodied, well carbonated.

O-A solid beer. One of the better white IPAs I've had.

Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of mdillon86
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

$1.39/12oz... Had to try it.

Appearance:
Very hazy light golden yellow with a solid inch of a white fluffy head. There's even some good sticky lacing.
This is not what I'm used to with generally watery looking saranac beers.

Smell:
Yummy citrusy hops and some equally potent Belgian yeast! There is a touch of alcohol, but mainly spices and hops. I'm definitely impressed with this beer's nose!

Taste:
This is a fairly smooth, drinkable beer that starts light and citrusy and finishes with a yeasty/fruity aftertaste. Definitely medium hops with a bold Belgian presence! I typically don't like these hybrid beers, but this one wears it nicely.

Mouthfeel:
Light-medium body with loads of yeast and citrus. I really like how smooth and refreshing this beer from start to finish! There are no weird aftertastes (ie gumball) and it's even decent while it warms... But I'd drink it cold.

Overall:
Awesome price and a really good beer! Saranac, you've finally made something I'll drink.

Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce bottle from the twelve beers of summer pack. Poured into a pint glass.

Thick hazy dirty gold, looks solid. White foam sits on top. Stiff pine opening nose. Murky. Citrus in nose as well. Taste is a blend of malt, citrus. yeast, and a light hop. Some bitter sticks out at the finish. Really smooth with enough kick to leave a mark. Quite good actually.

Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
Served in a conical pint

A - It pours a cloudy yellow color. It's almost amber in the center. It is topped with three inches of off white head.

S - The aroma is loaded with citrus. I get the grapefruit typical of an IPA and the orange associated with a witbier.

T - The taste starts out like a typical IPA but the orange and corriander come in to mellow out the bitterness.

M - Medium

O - This is a very interesting beer. I like the combination of styles, witbier and IPA. It works well. I almost get a citrus overload from it . I recommend trying it.

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ommegang tulip. So review #100 isn't of some special, ultra-rare, barrel aged imperial stout, who cares, really. Then again, those kind of beers are almost impossible to find in my area, but that's another discussion for another day...

A: Pours a hazy dark gold color that lightens up near the edges of the class. The yeast also settles to the bottom of the glass quite well. It also features a one finger eggshell color head with decent retention and lacing.

S: The unmistakeable scent of tropical fruit from the Citra hops pervades the senses quite well. Beyond that, there are notes of coriander and banana. Quite good...then again, I expect a Citra-hopped IPA to smell impressive.

T: The bitterness from the hops is kept nicely in check - in fact, a lot of the bitterness here is derived from the coriander and other spices. As such, the finish is nicely spicy, and the oats used help smooth out the transitions from the slightly sweet opening to the bitter end. Exhales allow its sweeter characteristics from the wheat malt to come into fruition more easily. It isn't perfect, however, as the bitterness can become a tad mundane and generic tasting after a while, and the oats make the flavors mesh together a bit too well. Still, it has a nice bittersweet character with a crisp, refreshing finish.

M: Not too heavy on the tongue, helping its ability to refresh. The carbonation is spot on, though the bit of dryness on the aftertaste increases the bitter factor some.

O: Is this the best value in craft beer? $7 for a six-pack says it might just be. I've avoided Saranac in the past, but if this ends up being the rule from them (instead of the exception) in the near future, I'll gladly give them the time of day.

Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of JohneHoodlum
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a cloudy shade of yellow with a robust white head that fades very quickly

S- lots of lemony type aromas, almost comes off as astringent

T- bitter lemon taste, along with some coriander and orange peel....pretty much, a bitter witbier

M- medium bodied, thick for a witbier

O- very interesting beer, probably the best I've had from Saranac overall

Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MDDMD
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-yellow orange cloudy color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-citrus and spice notes with some bitter hops

T-citrus and spice with hints of sweetness and bread, moderately bitter hoppy finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, some thick sticky feel

O-an interesting beer, my first tasting of this type. Is enjoyable as an alternative to usual IPAs.

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