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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

142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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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mrchrisray

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

04-13-2014 21:39:16 | More by mrchrisray
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chrishiker1409

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-21-2014 13:24:14 | More by chrishiker1409
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smakawhat

Maryland

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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mitch3114

New York

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-13-2014 16:34:30 | More by mitch3114
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-12-2014 23:52:15 | More by Hopheadhiker
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themick002


3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-12-2014 23:35:32 | More by themick002
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psmithmkt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-10-2014 22:52:20 | More by psmithmkt
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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 21:54:56 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Dustin201811


3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-10-2014 01:44:44 | More by Dustin201811
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2014 21:01:02 | More by Boone757
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leansean88

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-09-2014 02:54:03 | More by leansean88
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jbhollis1180

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-09-2014 00:45:14 | More by jbhollis1180
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Caveworm

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Its a bitter taste ,certainly. But this just doesn't strike me as an "IPA type of bitter". To me, this taste is in the same ballpark, but still just slightly out of context. There is a bit of malt taste ,too. Not terrible, but not as pronounced as I'd like to it to be.

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

07-08-2014 02:35:09 | More by Caveworm
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smurphy493

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-07-2014 14:05:23 | More by smurphy493
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-05-2014 21:39:19 | More by WVbeergeek
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice color during the pour of golden amber. A tall frothy, soapy head sits on top but doesn't last very long.
The aroma was wet dank and juicy hops. The smell was subtle and not overpowering.
The taste was mostly malts then hops. The taste was also pretty bitter and along with a dryness lingered into the aftertaste.
Nothing really special here just a well made but bland beer..

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 12:04:18 | More by micromaniac129
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RobTheKnob

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

07-04-2014 06:42:10 | More by RobTheKnob
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from the Can-Do 12 Pack. Pours a semi hazy light brownish gold color with an inch of head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is floral hops with some light dank notes. Hint of citrus. The taste is floral with some light dank hops. Some lemon as well. Finishes with some malts and more of the floral hops. Not much of an alcohol presence. Medium bodied. Good amount of bitterness but very drinkable. Works well in the can as a summer IPA. Overall, solid IPA all around.

Serving type: can

07-03-2014 00:41:42 | More by PicoPapa
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 19:53:28 | More by williamjbauer
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stomioka

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-27-2014 01:32:01 | More by stomioka
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was aware of this one when it first came out and was stoked to see it and be able to try it.

This is pretty good. Mild hop tones of pine and resin. Flavorful, but not obnoxious or out there. A pretty easy drinker when it comes down to it. Glad to get a chance to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 16:14:14 | More by RblWthACoz
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rcatalano

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

06-18-2014 18:59:01 | More by rcatalano
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stella77artois

New York

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, poured into whatever clean glass I have at the moment. Drink this stuff somewhat often.

A - Looks like an IPA. Golden, some haze, fair amount of head.

S - Very hoppy. Mostly dank variety to my nose. Hints of pine, and very small notes of citrus and fresh cut grass.

T - Darn good. Lot's of hoppy bitterness with the correct amount of malt backbone. Lot's of pine - almost like pine pitch or tree bark, but in a good way (if that's possible!). Some citrus hints, and just an overall excellent hop flavor.

F - Very drinkable for an IPA. Slightly sticky, just a tad thick. How a great IPA should be.

O - I'm a big Saranac fan. They make some beers that aren't great, but the majority of their brews are quality, tasty, enjoyable beers. It's affordable, and there are a lot of varieties to choose from. This might be my favorite from them. Highly recommended.

Serving type: can

06-18-2014 02:10:06 | More by stella77artois
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-17-2014 20:16:18 | More by Yoda22
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-16-2014 03:55:24 | More by mmmbeerNY
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Saranac Our Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.