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Saranac Pale Ale - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Pale AleSaranac Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,104 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 1,104
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 13.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Selections: Crystal English Pale Ale
Hop Selections: Cascade, East Kent Golden

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001)
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jimpyle48

Virginia

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-05-2014 19:52:36 | More by jimpyle48
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -3.5%

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear gold with a finger of foamy whtie head, little lacing.
S - Caramel malt, grassy hops, very weak aroma.
T - Sweet malt takes the fore on this beer, very little hops come through, slight earthy aftertaste.
M - Chewy and sticky, not clean and crisp like a normal APA.
O - Very malty and sweet not enough hop balance. This is pretty bad.

06-05-2014 02:26:49 | More by Omnium
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TeddyStriker

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-05-2014 01:15:26 | More by TeddyStriker
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jrschaef

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-04-2014 21:19:57 | More by jrschaef
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I_Like_Beer

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-04-2014 19:29:09 | More by I_Like_Beer
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-03-2014 21:56:18 | More by soulcougher
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

06-03-2014 17:32:33 | More by mmmbeerNY
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

06-03-2014 06:00:45 | More by KevMo84
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xJMFCx

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-03-2014 00:22:36 | More by xJMFCx
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -12.3%

06-01-2014 19:58:29 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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T-34-85

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-31-2014 00:23:48 | More by T-34-85
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-29-2014 01:05:50 | More by devilfluff
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Act25

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%

Saranac has either gotten much better or I am buying the hype of their new packaging.

A: Pours shiny orange amber with thin head of white foam that fell fast. Bit of lace.
S: Nose invitingly brassy, bright with floral and grassy hops. Hay, wet grass, earth. Nice. Perhaps a bit soapy.
T: Follows nose. Plus sweetness of malt and sweetbreat and tiny bit of fruit. Trends to Bitter. Hop forward atop a biscuity malt with enough sweetness to balance. A bit of pepper and a nice finish.
MF: Good weight for mass. I like the bitter long, long finish.

O: One of my favorites from this brewer. Peppery and not run of the mill.

05-29-2014 00:13:46 | More by Act25
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twillingthenoz

New York

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-28-2014 16:13:05 | More by twillingthenoz
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-25-2014 21:09:33 | More by stephenjmoore
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-24-2014 17:46:29 | More by sebaastionb
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-23-2014 02:33:52 | More by Dirty_Island
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rw1992

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-12-2014 03:25:31 | More by rw1992
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sanzenapocalypz

Virginia

3.41/5  rDev -0.3%

appearance: poured from a bottle, this beer has a dark orange amber hue to it. It did no have much head to it, which went away quickly.

aroma: not a very strong smell- has a malty smell to it with a bit of a hoppy smell on the end of the nose. I get a bit of a hay smell to it.

taste: has a toasty caramel to start out, with a tad bit of spicy hop flavor to it on the way down. has a fair amount of bitterness to it, but not too powerful.

overall: this beer is pretty alright for an English pale ale. It is not the most amazing beer I have ever had, but is pretty easy to drink, not too heavy of a body, would be a good beer to wash down after a good Italian dish or a pizza maybe. I like that it has a good toasty taste too it and maybe a TAD spicy hop taste on the way down, but nothing overpowering.

05-12-2014 01:26:20 | More by sanzenapocalypz
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-11-2014 18:55:12 | More by Georgiabeer
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-08-2014 01:43:25 | More by WiserBud
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citylifelover

New York

4/5  rDev +17%

05-06-2014 01:12:53 | More by citylifelover
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brewtalthrone

Ohio

3/5  rDev -12.3%

05-05-2014 07:47:49 | More by brewtalthrone
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Nachtkrieger

New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-05-2014 02:11:01 | More by Nachtkrieger
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -5%

05-04-2014 19:30:47 | More by MrBoh
Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,104 ratings.