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Saranac Session IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Session IPASaranac Session IPA

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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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

59rockabilly, Aug 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Jeckel, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

buffcityx, Aug 16, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

harrisjohnson, Aug 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

JVan, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

BeerKangaroo, Aug 07, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

bubseymour, Aug 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

cujim, Aug 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

brealbg, Jul 30, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

daliandragon, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

dgeebs07, Jul 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

PKing, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +23.1%

PaBeerLover, Jul 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

GiantMidget, Jul 21, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

PicoPapa, Jul 20, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

washburnkid, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev 0%

reagbr8, Jul 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

rab53, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

bumchilly25, Jul 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

DWolf, Jul 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

StoicBeast, Jul 04, 2012
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2/5  rDev -38.5%

vfgccp, Jul 01, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

CloudStrife, Jun 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

williahd, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -7.7%

mfigueroa713, Jun 24, 2012
Saranac Session IPA from Matt Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.