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Saranac Session IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Session IPASaranac Session IPA

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75
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95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.25
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
We've created an easy to drink crisp, hoppy ale that is truly pale in color without sacrificing the hop character you expect in an IPA. To make a delicious "sessionable" beer, we selected citrusy centennial hops and an experimental variety from the Northwest U.S.. Look for this unique hop character balanced by the background nuttiness of Maris Otter malt. Not too filling, not overbearing-just laid back and drinkable!

(Beer added by: JoeyBeerBelly on 04-24-2012)
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

KevinGordon, Aug 18, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev +11.7%

Although not really much by IPA standards, this is a good, enjoyable session beer with nice light but firm character.

Dark gold, it has a big off-white head steadily shrinking to thin ring, a tiny bit of lace.

Aroma is grassy and herbal hops, hint of lemon pith, apple and grain, like a hoppier, fuller cream ale type.

Taste is grassy-herbal hop, dryish with light peppery-grassy bitterness and light sweetness, some mineral with dryer, lightly bitter grassy finish. It is simple but nice, light and crisp, still tasty like a hoppier golden ale or cream ale type. Feel is firm, light but not watery.

Offa, Aug 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

mborden, Jul 19, 2013
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DoubleMalt, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

CaverDave, Jul 10, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev +4%

Saranac IPA (2013) - Thick foamy head. Excellent lacing. Straw body with very active carbonation. Vibrant IPA aroma. Flowery hops and copper ale overtone. Sour nose. Lemons and hops. Hoppy mid-palate with perfectly timed bitter note. Copper ale back palate. High hop note simmers down into a mild bitter skunk. A bit of pepper spice. After taste is very clean. Lingering pine, copper, and bitter daisies. Very nice. Nothing stand out, but a good standard bearer for this brew type. 3.25 out of 5. Good.

digitalflood, Jul 05, 2013
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JimPhelps, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

IPAchris, May 20, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev +12.6%

bought as part of Saranac's Summer Variety pack from Southtown Beverages on 4/26/13 for $ 7.99.

poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass tumbler, served at fridge temp.

appearance: amber with just a hint of tangerine. thick 3 finger meringue of creme brulee head. adequate lacing.

aroma: candied ginger, honeydew

mouthfeel: a little thin.

taste: thick and bready with a melange of earthy hops and a hint of fruitiness.

notes: well done. Saranac is an inconsistent brewery IMO and this is one of their good examples.

fx20736, Apr 27, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -53.8%

Ispeakforthetrees, Apr 25, 2013
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Saranac Session IPA from Matt Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.