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Saranac Red IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Red IPASaranac Red IPA

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192 Ratings
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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Red IPA is a twist on a traditional west coast IPA featuring a deep red color from European dark caramel malts. We brew with generous amounts of American hops including Calypso, Palisade and Chinook to give this IPA a distinctive hop aroma. You'll notice a strong hoppy flavor with caramel malt undertones and a unique color that gives this IPA a whole new personality!

63 IBU

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 10-29-2012)
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-17-2013 16:30:36 | More by jburd19
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New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-15-2013 17:28:21 | More by CoreyClark
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sackboy

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

05-13-2013 20:15:34 | More by sackboy
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ale207

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-11-2013 17:25:24 | More by ale207
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

05-10-2013 22:35:14 | More by ElijahRivera
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-04-2013 23:05:10 | More by GaryMarkle84
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

05-02-2013 17:21:14 | More by FrankShirley
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-23-2013 05:04:53 | More by MichaelProcton
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CincyTK

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

04-22-2013 03:53:00 | More by CincyTK
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2013 13:13:33 | More by Mojoman8561
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WesWes

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep amber/red color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a nice mix of caramel malts and piney hops. It's bone dry with a mild bitterness. The taste is decent as well. It has a smooth, malty flavor that boasts of pale, roasted, and crystal malts as well as piney hops. It's well balanced with a good amount of hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a solid offering, but there are more IPA's I'd rather have.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 22:51:49 | More by WesWes
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-18-2013 01:45:20 | More by avisong
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-16-2013 21:28:44 | More by DoubleMalt
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beergoot

Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thick, foamy head sits atop a dark amber body; nice rings down the glass. Excellent floral and citrus hop notes in the aroma with bits of sweet malt hints. Subtle malt flavors and a medium-strength hop bitterness make up the bulk of the flavors. Smooth bodied, clean and dry.

A very nice looking red IPA and very good aroma. The taste didn't quite live up to the looks or smell, but it's still quite enjoyable overall.

Serving type: bottle

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Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.8%

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Virginia

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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fx20736

New York

3.76/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bought as part of Saranac's Spring Variety pack from Beers of the World on 4/6/13 for $ 8.77.

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

appearance: sunset red medium amber with a chunky sandstone head. Nice lacing.

aroma: ruby red grapefruit, bready malt.

mouthfeel: just short of full.

taste: bready malt with some grapefruit, some lightly scorched caramel.

notes: as much as their standard IPA is a fail this is one is good. While not a world beater this is pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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New York

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03-31-2013 18:26:34 | More by JohnW58
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New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2013 22:03:45 | More by muletrane
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Saranac Red IPA from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.