Saranac White IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.59/5 rDev -3.8%
Looks like a typical witbier, not as cloudy as others. The same for the smell, with bigger citrus notes.
The Citra hops really work on the fruitiness, enhancing the citric notes from the witbier (sweet orange, tangerine, lime, pomelo and straight to grapefruit); acidic fruit mild; light bready malts, a touch of grain also; spicy, somewhat earthy yeasts;
Nicely spiced (typical coriander, some pepper, orange rind); there are floral notes, but the herbal notes are bigger, reminding of sage and mint;
Though it's zesty and refreshing in the beginning, the bitterness gets really strong in the finish, with a rough green leafy aftertaste, lingering;
First time trying a White IPA, and i'm not dissapointed
10-26-2013 11:15:21 | More by dcmchew
3.26/5 rDev -12.6%
[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...
09-27-2013 00:17:54 | More by KajII
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
This white IPA is pale, yes, though the depth of the body holds a certain thick darkness, and it is a little darker than the typical. An impressively big, fluffy and dense white head never drops beyond a heavy foam and leaves chunky lacing sticking everywhere.
There's an unusual note in the aroma, something odd, maybe something like toasted grains that toasted just a little too long. Hops are bright and forward, though, some citrus with a bit of pith and something slightly spicy. Caramel malts balance well. The odd note is a little tough to get over.
Thankfully, the burnt note is minimal in the flavor. There's an interesting spiciness almost like coriander, like a hoppy wit using something other than Belgian yeast. There's citrus, pith, zest, caramel, maybe some biscuit, leaf, and just a touch of some mintiness.
It's crisp, and initially it's not quite smooth. The medium body titlts to the lighter side, and it's definitely refreshing. Smoothness kicks in toward the middle and finishes it out.
09-10-2013 18:44:01 | More by Brenden
Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.