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Saranac Our Legacy IPA - Matt Brewing Company

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Saranac Our Legacy IPASaranac Our Legacy IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beeranator on 07-07-2013)
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-MK-

New York

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

This came as a free can included in a variety 12 pack. Figured that since it was an add-on there wouldn't be much to it, but I was quite surprised with the quality. I have tried a variety of Saranac Ipa's, and I must say that this is the best of them. I prefer this to the Sarnac Imperial IPA, as well as their White IPA. The color is very yellow, not the most appealing visually, but thats made up for with olfactory delight. Floral notes, and a hard whiff of hops round out the scent- with the taste following suit of expectations. This beer is smooth and hoppy on the front end, with a harsh "dirty" smack on the back end. Where some IPA's have the lingering delight of hops in aftertaste, this beer does not present that- which may be its strength. The the raw, dirty, "beer" flavor on the back side of the guzzle makes it distinct from any other IPA I have had, and I can't really see it as a mistake, rather as its character. Definitely an IPA worth having more than once! Hopefully I start seeing this in 6 packs.

Serving type: can

11-18-2013 13:49:02 | More by -MK-
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3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

A pale amber, cloudy bright orange and brass colored, with some lemon yellow hues. Slightly hazy, but makes with a thick rocking three finger off white head. Lots of swiss cheese bubbles and retention, with some bacteria and scattered like lacing. Looking kind of West coast here, very nice.

A real solid simple hop front. Hints of tea herbs and pine notes, maybe some decent tropical juiced goodness as well, but big aromatics. Juicy hinting and leafy green. Faint caramel malt notes in the background, and some brown sugar.

Palate comes as a bit of a shocker. Very wet bodied, with a watery finish. Bit chalky hop bitterness and minimal sweetness that doesn't carry through. Hop aromatics come to match a bit but with not as much depth hinting from the nose. Leafy tea action seems to hit more towards English style, and the bitterness while chalky isn't as large or pungent. Very fleeting finish as well.

Overall this looked real promising but while drinkable and seems to hint at something really good coming, it only ends up being more disappointing in the end.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 17:24:17 | More by smakawhat
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a cloudyish golden color. The head is a finger high, with an off-white shade. The head retention is pretty solid, and a pretty ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: Hrm, not only am I getting nice grapefruit notes, but I'm also picking up some of the stone fruits and even earth I'd expect from an English-style IPA. What it doesn't have is English-style IPA malts - and thank cripes for that. I do pick up a bit of sugar cookie after it opens up, but it's not overloaded with Maris Otter or Crystal malt by any means. For Saranac, it's almost a miraculous nose.

T: The hop profile skews closer to stone fruits than grapefruit, but both qualities can be found vibrantly at first. It finishes with some sugar cookie-like malts (just like the nose indicated, in fact). These malts are quite sweet, actually - luckily they never fully obstruct everything else. I really like how balanced it is (rather than disliking how 'balanced' it is, as is the case with certain IPAs).

M: Not a bone-dry IPA, despite the use of lighter malts (and Saranac's propensity to make a dry, watery brew, for that matter). But it isn't too sugary sweet, either. Carbonation stays in the background - at times, this brew seems a touch syrupy. It's not easy to drink, but it's hardly a chore either.

O: Good job, Saranac! Maybe you guys should unearth more F.X. Matt recipes more often. It brings both UK and 'Murican hops really well without too much flavorless harshness or malt obstruction. I'd definitely drink this again.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
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Saranac Our Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company, my second canned craft brew. Poured from the can into a pint glass, this brew's got a 2.5, frothy head that quickly dissolves. All the while leaving very nice lacing that surrounds a clear, golden straw body.

Smells like subtle grapefruit. Not much else going on here.

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Mouthfeel here is pretty decent. Nice, clean and crisp. No lingering hop oils.

Overall a 3.25 for Saranac Our Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company. This was my first from the brewer in a sampler pack they've got. Maybe one day I'll grab this again.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Saranac Our Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.