Saranac Our Legacy IPA - Matt Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +3.9%
Good to see Saranac make a true quality craft IPA.Pours a burnt orange color with atight formed half finger white head that settles pretty slowly leaving a nice ring behind.Citrusy aromas with mild biscuit like sweetness detected as well,grapefruit stands out most.A good splach of citric fruitiness at the onset of the palate,grapefruit and a tropical quality with only light biterness in the finish,sweetish biscuit malts hold up well to the hops with just a hint of alcohol sweetness as well.A solid American IPA here with alot of hops,stick to stuff like this Saranac.
04-02-2014 13:16:52 | More by oberon
3.84/5 rDev +1.1%
16 ounce can
No freshness info
A- hazed lighter amber, moderate off white head, quickly fades, leaves a nice looking film and respectable webs of higher lace.
S-Pleasantly fruity hopped up nose
T- Pleasant IPA on the fruity side, with moderate to lower bitterness. I get some light tropical fruit, and again moderate hopping. Easy drinking and quite enjoyable.
M- Medium bodied, carbonation seems to on point for the style
O- Doesn't quite rise to the level of the heavy hitters of the style, but this is a worthy effort from Saranac.
Worth a try
12-23-2013 15:33:57 | More by Billolick
4.04/5 rDev +6.3%
16oz can poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a slightly hazy light goldish amber with an average white head. Not much visible carbonation. Lacing on the glass shows how many sips I've taken.
S: Nice dry hopped sort of aroma going on here. A bit fruity from the hops it is quite pleasant. Mildly sweet malts linger in the background. Earthiness becomes more present as it warms.
T: Very nicely blended flavor here, hops dominate as they should with an IPA but are not overly bitter or sticky. Instead its a fresh hop flavor with a citrus character. Malts are light and add a complimenting sweetness.
M: Light to medium body with a great feel on the tongue. Would be an easy one to knock back a few in a row with.
Overall this is an impressive beer, always try the new things Saranac has out and this one is leagues above their other beers. Hope this is a sign of things to come.
07-23-2013 01:21:10 | More by CloudStrife
3.64/5 rDev -4.2%
Golden amber, clear, with a nice white, tightly foamy, modest head. Lace seems to want to stick but instead shifts around. Aroma is lightly sweet floral and citrus with a little bit of spice and fresh white grains. Soft soapy aromas, flowery and clean. Taste is citrus, peppery crackers, and rosey. Light bitterness stirs it up. Nice prickly carbonation elongated through the finish keeping things bright. This is a very easy to drink IPA with a happy set of aromas and flavors. Has its own character.
06-10-2014 01:23:42 | More by tastybeer
4.36/5 rDev +14.7%
This was the 13th beer, a full 16oz. pint in a mixed 12 pack, the "brewers dozen". Which usually has a very nice mix of styles. But, a free pint in a can!?! Great deal.
Poured this 125th ANN ale into a proper English pint glass. Golden colored goats, 3" rocky mountain high foamy cap...solid.
The aroma is unique, peppermint, fresh basil, mild citrus, herbal blends, musky, pine...I'm thinking cascade meets Saaz. Maybe i'm dreaming, or hallucinating.
Seriously, The flavor is as close to a fresh wet-hop ale you can get without actually being one. wonderful Hop complexity, dry, earthy, slightly bitter, zingy pineapple, tart kick...oh yeah, the malt is in perfect balance providing a light, sweet and crispy effect.
A Lively, but nearly full MF, Tangy, dry kick to start with a clean, crispy finish which is great for such a nice complex hop. All in all, easily one of the very best Saranac deliveries ever.
And thanx for the extra pint of pure gold.
12-09-2013 23:44:31 | More by GratefulBeerGuy
4.01/5 rDev +5.5%
Picked up a 4-pack at the Dewitt, NY Wegmans. Poured clear amber with a fluffy white head. The aroma is a juicy, resinous mix of tangelo, floral melon, and passion fruit with a bit of piney grapefruit. The flavor digs more into the citrus with orange rind and floral notes. The bitterness is appropriate, but milder than most IPAs. Not a complaint, this is a very drinkable and delicious pale ale. This is the best IPA Saranac has made and a definite step up from their usual fare. Give this a try.
12-29-2013 03:32:12 | More by tempest
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is light and mild, a bit of hops. Taste is bitter, hops, some grapefruit, good flavor. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall an enjoyable and easy drinking beer.
03-15-2014 01:17:38 | More by tone77
Saranac Our Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.