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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

506 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | 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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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-10-2012 01:04:47 | More by generallee
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searsclone

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle into a pint glass

opaque straw colored with a bright white head and good lacing. Looks like a hefe

smells like spice, bread and lemon

taste is hops and black pepper with some malt sweetness to help balance it. slightly bitter aftertaste

feels sharp and creamy, sort of chewy with little carbonation

overal, easy to drink and a good beer

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 01:20:25 | More by searsclone
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Flatlands

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glad to see this style start to take off as it is a great combination.
A a nice pour, good head
S clean, citrus, floral, nice!
T strong hops here, could use a bit more Belgian sweetness here but hop heads will like this
M I like the backbone here, stays with you
O I love the White IPA, there are not many examples of this style that are less then $10 for a 4 pack. Being a Midwesterner, this is a new brewer for me. New York seems to be a Belgian style hot spot.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 20:54:11 | More by Flatlands
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden look, sudsy bright white head, oversized wine glass. Lots of hops on the nose, citrusy and floral, pungent, orange peel. Taste is well balanced with sweet and sour, yeastiness too. Grapefruit, orange, clementine, lemon/lime. Feel is bubbly, airy, light and wet

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 17:24:11 | More by WoodBrew
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Dethklok

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-19-2012 09:47:29 | More by Dethklok
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JottaGibboo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

08-16-2012 20:15:22 | More by JottaGibboo
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kirchy

New York

4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-14-2012 02:42:27 | More by kirchy
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-12-2012 21:15:35 | More by DrunkinYogi
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zeff80

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden color with a two-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of citrus. Not much else.

T - Very strong citrus flavor with some piney bitterness. Toasty caramel sweetness makes up the backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a pretty good white IPA. I could see myself stocking up on this affordable brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 19:52:40 | More by zeff80
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a burnt yellow body that had a lot of cloudiness to it...it actually looked like orange juice...the head was one finger tall, creamy, and white in color...it feel to a thin covering and left patchy lacing

S - This one is juicy...lots of citrus coming out with orange and lemon leading the way...the spice is very light and in the back end

T - A quick turn around from the nose...the hops are kept in check by the big wheat and yeast presence...the citrus (oranges and lemons) still manages to sneak through, but they are not as prevalent as the nose suggests...the wheat brings along a slight spicy presence...towards the end there is a quick bitterness before everything is gone

M - Medium bodied...it actually starts thick but then becomes bone dry...juicy citrus with a hint of bitterness

O - I really enjoyed this one...this was my first take on the style and it has been my favorite so far...I hope to see more brewers take this approach...nice job!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 16:11:23 | More by thain709
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BryanK

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

08-10-2012 00:37:54 | More by BryanK
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snowghetto

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.4%

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

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-29-2012 03:32:09 | More by Dbrag
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-28-2012 15:21:00 | More by oldp0rt
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JustOneMorePlz

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-28-2012 01:25:22 | More by JustOneMorePlz
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Tpsauer

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-26-2012 23:52:30 | More by Tpsauer
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travishardy929

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-23-2012 22:14:09 | More by travishardy929
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-22-2012 23:28:47 | More by Gww1864
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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-17-2012 00:24:23 | More by tpauer
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ABokononist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-16-2012 17:07:41 | More by ABokononist
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2012 01:13:39 | More by mltobin
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Didier

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-08-2012 23:29:54 | More by Didier
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-08-2012 15:41:19 | More by Dizzy242
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first for New Beer Sunday (Week 385)!

From the bottle: " Saranac White IPA is a tasty innovative twist on a traditional IPA. We've taken a delicious American IPA bursting with Citra hops and given it a whole new direction by adding the refreshing fruitiness of orange peel and coriander & the softening characteristics of wheat malt and oats. You'll notice the complex hop flavor you've come to expect in an IPA, balanced with the extraordinary bright flavor of a wheat beer. Cheers to twisting tradition!"

I am a twisted person, so this should be right up my alley! I CAN't help but think of FerMentor Lew's rant about everything being an IPA of some stripe these days, however. Onward!

I sensed that clarity may not be their object on this one, so I went with a highly aggressive pour resulting in a finger of French Vanilla-colored head with good retention. Color was a downright cloudy orangish-amber, like freshly squeezed grapefruit juice. Nose had a wild melange of spiciness and hoppiness going for it. The coriander was big, followed closely behind by the minty hops. The Utica boys are becoming mighty innovative in their third century of brewing. Mouthfeel was medium and exactly unlike the nose, I caught the hops initially, followed by the orange peel, then the coriander on the tongue. Very nice and quite refreshing on a hot day. Finish was bone-dry, just the way I like my IPAs. I ight have thought that there was going to be too much trying to happen here, but this was mighty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 15:25:00 | More by woodychandler
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-04-2012 04:41:28 | More by jlogan7
Saranac White IPA from Matt Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.