Saranac Session IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +12.6%
Best by September 2012:
Into my nonic:
A: light golden yellow colored body with a light one finger white head that dies within fifteen seconds. Soft white spider web lacing spots the sides of my glass and for as light as the body is, there is no carbonation seen rising.
S: some lightly spiced earthy hops with a slight bite.
T: all about the hops but still very light, just nothing else going on - almost as if they took an AAL and decided to hop it up.
M: very light, wow, the name defines it, which in turn, yes, is pretty watery, but not gonna knock the brewer because, its just livin' up to its name.
O: I do like this. This is a very worthy summer IPA, best taken during the summer months.
08-07-2012 14:45:07 | More by BeerKangaroo
3.4/5 rDev +4.6%
I have referred to many IPAs , and other beers for that matter, as sessionable. However, to my knowledge, this is the first brew I've ever seen actually refer to itself using that same adjective.
Bronze colored body with a thin wispy eggshell colored head and lace. Nose is thin and has brief citrus hops but could use more beef. The flavor itself is more balanced but does have some spicy and floral hops throughout and a clean, satisfying finish. It's a little dull for the style, but yes, it is easy to drink.
07-27-2012 02:24:41 | More by daliandragon
3.43/5 rDev +5.5%
12oz bottle with BB SEP 2012 on neck. Part of the 12 Beers of Summer Mix Pack. Pours a translucent yellowish orange color with no head. Some lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, spicy hops, floral and bready. Taste is mostly malts with some spicy and floral hop notes in the background. A bit bready with a lemon finish. Light mouthfeel and easy to drink. This isn't a great IPA, but its not trying to be. Overall, its a nice light IPA to have in the summer. Works well enough.
07-20-2012 20:46:17 | More by PicoPapa
3.48/5 rDev +7.1%
Light carbonation gives me a small frothy head over hazy amber. Herbal aromas, very flowery from the hops. A little soapy in the flavors, which are really bitter and hoppy. Really not a lot of malty characteristics, just loads of herbs, which I'm really enjoying. Thin mouthfeel but well carbonated.
Paired the beer with a grilled cheese that had a bit of pesto and pecorino, and the beer went really well with the salty and sharp flavors.
07-13-2012 17:16:55 | More by washburnkid
3.55/5 rDev +9.2%
12oz bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a clear lightly carbonated gold with a 1.5 finger puffy white head. Large bubbles. Head sticks around for a few minutes.
S: Lightly spiced earthy hop with some bite. Sort of a pure hop smell to it, no malt really gets through.
T: An almost medicine like hop that feels a little naked without much malt backing.
M: Light, real easy drinking. Maybe a little watery but I think thats part of the idea.
Overall another drinkable beer that fits well in the summer mix pack.
06-28-2012 01:08:43 | More by CloudStrife
2.88/5 rDev -11.4%
12oz bottled poured into a tulip.
A: Bubbly dark gold with a finger and a half of white head. The lacing is pretty sticky (which is what bumped this up from a 3.0 to a 3.5).
S: Really lacking in aroma here. To be honest, I'm not sure I can smell anything. The only thing I smell is a little hay or something. I'll give it a 2.0 only because my allergies might be affecting my perception.
T: Even though this is an IPA, malts definitely hit the tongue first. After that a spicy/lemony flavor hits the palette. The spiciness is actually more noticeable than the hop presence. Not bad, but not great.
M: Medium carbonation with a nice spicy finish that lingers a little bit. Nicest part of the beer.
O: This is an easy drinking IPA, pretty refreshing for a hot summer day, but not full of flavor. Wouldn't really look for this one again.
06-21-2012 18:00:34 | More by Lordquackingstic
Saranac Session IPA from Matt Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.