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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

550 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.75%
Wants: 14
Gots: 53 | 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:
Beer added by: StonedTrippin on 12-16-2011

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Ratings: 550 | Reviews: 157
Photo of vicg12
5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer. One of my top five.

Very hoppy but has unique flavor to it. Best on tap or at least pour into a glass if you get the bottles. Hints or orange and coriander, with a refreshing zing. Leaves a decent lace, and basically smells like no other beer, almost piney. Saranac continues to impress me with their brewing ability.

Tired of people saying it's bitter, it's an IPA you're supposed to taste the hops. If you can't handle this one, then I probably don't trust your opinion about beer anyway.

Photo of DanPalmer
4.17/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

It is a tasty, citrusy IPA that one could drink and drink and drink. BUT...there's A LOT of old stuff out there.
Learn your beer dates (https://sites.google.com/site/freshbeeronly/) and stay vigilant.
Much of the White IPA - especially the sixers - have a date of 1512, or the 151st day of 2012. Well, today is the 42nd day of 2013!
OLD BEER TASTES OLD!

Newer ones are found in the 12 packs (flap of handle has date) and will be found in their upcoming spring variety 12.
I saw it at the brewery in Utica a couple of weeks ago and have been kicking myself ever since for not buying one or two. All six varieties are versions of IPA's including a dry hopped new one!

Photo of scootny
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This has a huge sticky head that stays and leaves a clumpy covering and chunks on the sides. Super cloudy withs a dusky golden straw color. Wow is there a lot going in the nose of this one. Citrus is big but there is a ton of other aromatic excitement. Belgian spice melange of coriander, funky yeast, and bread notes. Pine hop bed show a light caramel. Taste is hoppy with grapefruit and sweet pine. Spicy notes of pepper and a lemony tartness. Feel is crisp with good active carbonation. Great overall. A hybrid of a wit and an IPA with a unique flavor.

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of RobDB
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Photo of phishbone23
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of lordofthewiens
2.99/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In a pint glass this beer was a hazy orange color with a thick white head. There was a fair amount of lace.

Pleasant aroma: citrus/orange and spice.

Taste not so pleasant. Orange taste, but very bitter. It's like they used both the orange peel and the pith. Coriander taste, which exacerbated the bitterness.

Way too bitter and unpleasant for me.

Photo of cervezaycarne
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of TaylorK
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of chefduff2
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jburchett
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of acashk
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AAG
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank this beer cold, poured into a room temperature pint glass.

Appearance - Opaque, cloudy, and amber in color. Looks inviting. Nice, fluffy white head. Appearance reminds me of a Blue Moon.

Smell - Fruity, orange-peel, spicy, hop-like smell.

Taste - Tastes like a Belgian IPA but similar to a Blue Moon. Fruity, orange-peel taste. A refreshing hop flavor balanced with a wheat beer taste. Not too hoppy....mild hops.

Mouthfeel - Smooth on the palate, thicker than an ale, slightly bitter hops after-taste.

Overall - I enjoyed this American IPA. Similar in taste/appearance to a Blue Moon but a refreshing IPA with a nice fruity/spicy taste. I would happily drink this IPA again. Good job by Matt Brewing Company.

Photo of SurlyHotdog
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.48/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint. It looks like dating has rubbed off.

An opaque but orb glowing peach yellow. Slow decant makes nice, but lots of yeast chunks on a heavy dump. Head makes a good soapy large bubbles at three fingers, but manages to clump very large also.

Nose hits with orange peel, and zest. Is this witbier? It's nice and refreshing, but sort of in Blue Moon territory, it does not particularly smell hoppy though either.

Palate gets into a good malt and chewy depth, hints at oat creamy character. Large orange juice finish, but a decent amount of citrus hop going also. Mellow, with some thick character, but the palate coats nicely. A light lingering mix of pine and tea, with orange zest feel.

Overall I think this is past its prime but it's still drinkable. It's very much though reminding me of blue moon just with more bitterness and an obvious hop presence. It's alright, I would like to try one I know is fresh.

Photo of habaceeba
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Esoteryk
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of durwood64
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of comfortablynirm
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of tempest
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured with a fluffy white head and a hazy amber body. It's not the richest hoppy Belgian ale, but it's an admirable stab at the style. I'd call it a Belgian-American pale ale. The aroma has a mix of bready, creamy malts, mixed with sharp fruity and citrus rind hops. The flavor picks up more on the hops, but they roll subtly through to the finish. The aftertaste leaves a good mix of berry fruit and grapefruit, with light spice. Nice beer.

Photo of fx20736
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass, served cold.

Turbid honeycomb yellow with a thinnish white head that leaves tatters of lacing.

A lovely aroma of oranges, nutmeg, coriander.

Mouthfeel is full

medium malt body with grapefruit and lovely spiciness. Grapefruit reasserts itself on the finish.

Wow! Hands down the best Saranac beer I have ever had. Will buy again.

Photo of Proclarush
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Drazilnc
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of zachd1
4.75/5  rDev +28%

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Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
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