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Saranac Our Legacy IPA - Matt Brewing Company

Saranac Our Legacy IPASaranac Our Legacy IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%


Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can from the 125th Anniversary Pack.

Appearance: Clearer for an IPA than usual. Moderate head that persists to a fine lacing. Looks great.

Smell: Pleasantly hoppy. Nice citrus flavors. Grapefruits mostly.

Taste: Crisp and hoppy. Smooth. Nice bitter finish. Balanced.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing.

Overall: A good IPA from Saranac. They should make this one a new addition to the line.

Serving type: can

10-31-2013 23:27:00 | More by sweetwaterman
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a ping glass

Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a two finger head of white foam and tons of tiny carbonation seen streaming up through the brew. The rather thick head hangs around for quite some time slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is very piney and grassy in nature. These aromas are quite potent and dominate the smell. Along with these, are some smells of a lighter grapefruit hop as well as some orange and light honey sweetness. A little bit of an herbal and tropical fruit aroma are there as well, producing a rather hoppy and moderately fruity smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a lightly bready and light orange flavor. Some honey and caramel are present upfront as well as a rather moderate grapefruit hop flavor. The orange and bready flavors begin to fade as the taste advances, but a cracker flavor and bit more honey and caramel take their places. More hop flavors develop as the taste advances as well, with a rather decent showing of some pine and herbal tastes. These two hop flavors get stronger and stronger to the end of the taste and are joined by a light grassy hop flavor. With the sweetness fading ever so slightly and the bready going to a more dry cracker taste, one is left with a medium-dry and nicely hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on slightly thinner side in terms of its body thickness with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly higher side. The thinner body and higher carbonation are rather nice for the drier tastes that are left on the tongue at the finish, and end up leaving a more crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Overall – A pretty nice and tasty, moderately drier tasting IPA at a quite nice price. A good one to try.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:52:07 | More by Darkmagus82
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My beer guru slid this one to me with low recommendation. He said he was disappointed so I had low expectations. I was actually surprised, felt it had a good smell and was tasty. Overall I enjoyed this beer and would give it bonus points for value being that it is Saranac so good cost. Plus, 6.5 ABV gives bonus points also. I would buy this, or at least grab it as part of one of their variety packs.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 01:50:20 | More by JamieDuncan
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mrchrisray

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-13-2014 16:42:29 | More by bubseymour
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oberon

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

04-02-2014 13:16:52 | More by oberon
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kuhndog

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-02-2014 02:22:24 | More by kuhndog
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Clear gold with 1.5 fingers of a thick fluffy head, medium lacing, what I envision a good IPA looking like.
S - Caramel malt, orange candy, grapefruit juice, pineapple, pine, grass.
T - More of the sweet caramel kinda malt, a little hint of a toasted grain thats really faint, and kinda out of place, pine, apple, orange juice.
M - Medium feel, a little sticky
O - Decent IPA, but there's just something about the flavor I cant get past, its almost like an adjunct that I cant get over.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:38:13 | More by Omnium
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Homebrewkingpin

New York

4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite IPA

appearance great amber color

smell hops lots of hops not a hop bomb but still cascade?

taste the perfect amount of grapefruit citrus piney hops and malt

mouthfeel clean but with substance as well and the right amount of carbonation

Serving type: can

03-25-2014 03:09:59 | More by Homebrewkingpin
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

03-15-2014 01:17:38 | More by tone77
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Ewhite2121

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

03-02-2014 18:51:26 | More by Ewhite2121
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maketheheartglad

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2014 00:39:33 | More by maketheheartglad
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-04-2014 01:26:07 | More by boszormeny
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digitalflood

New York

3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear. Yellow sunshine color with abundant small bubbles. Good thick head recedes to strong lacing. Almost swear I can see the yeast "pocks" in the lacing like a micro-brew or bottle conditioned beer. Impressive. Smells of pine, citrus peels, and coriander. Good mouth feel. Slightly dry on the back side with soft front palate wetness. On the nose, it is pine trees, coriander, oranges, and lemons. Quick mid-palate hop bite with strong hoppiness, a slight breaded maltiness, and good wheat overtones. Back palate I can taste more citrus notes, a bit of pine, and a crisp hop/malt balance with a nice dry barley finish. Aftertaste is all citrus and some wheat/barley/grain. Very clean over all and extremely well balanced. Not over hopped, but definitely enough kick to let you know it is an IPA. Compared to their standard Pale Ale, this is a bit stronger on alcohol notes throughout the palate (as it should be considering the ABV difference) and more hop notes than the standard Pale Ale (again-- as it should be considering the extra IPA hopping). Overall it stands up well to spicy foods and strong flavors. A good standard bearer IPA. Not the best IPA, but one for others to be judged by. Very good. 3.9 out of 5.

Serving type: can

02-03-2014 15:56:15 | More by digitalflood
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

01-29-2014 01:42:41 | More by Zonian1
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DCH

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

01-25-2014 17:16:11 | More by DCH
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Happyhopper

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-25-2014 00:34:41 | More by Happyhopper
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zaparzynski

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-24-2014 02:06:41 | More by zaparzynski
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Lagerhouserules

New York

3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up and was thrilled to see the 16 ounce cans. Bought it with the hope that Saranac had finally turned the corner and started producing true craft beers. Happy to say they have!

Pours a nice hazy orange, good amount of foam and lacing. So far so good.

The aroma is nothing special, but pleasant.

Taste - this is a great east coast IPA. The hops are right there but are followed by some citrusy sweetness. I could see Saranac kicking this up to a double IPA at some point.

Mouthfeel - A nice, full, round mouthfeel. Very pleasant. Goes down very easy. I could drink a lot of this, especially at 6.5%.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone who, like me, started to turn away from Saranac. This is the beer I have been waiting for them to brew. Great IPA that stands up to many of the more expensive ones on the market.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 00:48:22 | More by Lagerhouserules
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DagenhamDavis

New York

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Received this beer as a bonus when buying a 12 pack of Saranac Pale Ale. 16 oz can poured into a pint glass, collaborated with my sister for feedback.

A: Golden and hazy. Lighter and yellower than their classic APA. 2 finger head with a little lacing.

S: Nice! Fruity and hoppy, with a dash of hops. Not too much, comparable to the APA.

T: Honestly, this tastes like a beefed up version of the Saranac Pale Ale. I hate to constantly compare it, but they are really quite similar. Very hoppy, but not too much. Citrusy. Pleasant, smooth aftertaste.

M: Kind of fizzy for the style. Medium to full.

O: Not a hopbomb by any stretch of the imagination, and I like if for that. Definitely an Eastern style IPA, comparable to Harpoon, and even some APAs. It's a shame this was a one off, as I would visit this again. Will continue to try more from this brewery.

Serving type: can

01-08-2014 01:46:03 | More by DagenhamDavis
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PSanger

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-01-2014 01:23:29 | More by PSanger
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had been holding this one in abeyance awaiting picture approval, but all is in alignment and The CANQuest (TM) CAN move forward as a result!

From the CAN: "Our founder passed down his legacy of great beer. Inspired by his recipe, this heavenly IPA's aroma and depth of flavor is our gift to you."; "In our third century of brewing."

The Crack! was followed by a not-quite-inverted Glug as it was a sixteen-ounce tallboy and I have experienced problems with overflow in the past from like-CANstructed CANs. Even so, I was met with two fingers of rocky, tawny head with great retention. Color was a deep-gold (SRM = 4 to 5) with just the slightest amount of visible chill haze. No problem as I dislike filtration, especially in IPAs. Nose was minty fresh, like pine or evergreen and I was really looking forward to that first sip. Mouthfeel was medium and the intensity of the hops was kind of unexpected. Saranac does not make bad beers, per se, but they are not usually known for pushing style boundaries, either. This, however, was probably one of the most hoppy beers that I have had from them! It was both completely unexpected and quite tasty from this self-avowed hophead's perspective. The angels hovering around the beer-filled chalice caused me to give thanks for this gift. Hop angels?!? Whoda thunk it? Finish was dry, bitter and just the way I like my AIPAs, especially when they come in a big CAN! It is too bad that it is currently a limited release as I might like to buy some more of it.

Serving type: can

12-31-2013 20:14:30 | More by woodychandler
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-29-2013 03:32:12 | More by tempest
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dgeebs07

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-26-2013 12:07:22 | More by dgeebs07
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kell50

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-24-2013 01:31:26 | More by kell50
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Saranac Our Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.