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Saranac Red IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Red IPASaranac Red IPA

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190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | 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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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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FrankShirley

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

04-14-2013 20:51:20 | More by beergoot
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Mersh

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -11.8%

04-13-2013 16:08:15 | More by Mersh
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ChefHopMeister

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-13-2013 01:48:32 | More by ChefHopMeister
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Hophead420

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-11-2013 04:36:04 | More by Hophead420
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Thunderballroom

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

04-10-2013 02:04:28 | More by Thunderballroom
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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

04-07-2013 17:10:20 | More by fx20736
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Bapplebaum

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-07-2013 02:19:36 | More by Bapplebaum
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-03-2013 19:12:20 | More by PaulsBrew
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JohnW58

New York

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-31-2013 18:26:34 | More by JohnW58
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mitch3114

New York

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

03-31-2013 15:35:23 | More by mitch3114
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muletrane

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.8%

03-30-2013 22:03:45 | More by muletrane
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JLapadura

New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

03-24-2013 22:29:01 | More by JLapadura
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Best by 3/31/13.

Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and some fruity aromas. Taste is much the same with nail polish remover and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that has a promising smell but the flavor comes across as somewhat harsh.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 01:50:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

03-23-2013 23:34:30 | More by EFR94
Saranac Red IPA from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.