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Saranac Clouded Dream | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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3.76/5
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33 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
New York, United States
saranac.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hybrid IPA / Belgian White

Added by Jason on 05-01-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,081
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
33
pDev:
12.5%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Hazed dull copper hue, good showing of lacing. Smells of whole macerated oranges, spices, yeast, and ripe fruit. Smooth and flaunting some body, bready maltiness throughout. Spice and alcohol in the middle, ripe fruit and yeast as well. Pineapple skin. Kiss of Citra dankness, more flavor than bitterness. This mashup of styles works well, worth a go.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Part of the High Peaks series,good to see Saranac trying their hand at some new "bigger" styles.I pour two and a half bottles into a large tulip glass,a hazed deep burnt orange color with a sticky full one finger white head atop.Some sharp grapefruit and lime zest in the aromas followed by some spiced yeasty esters.Yeasty flavors with a decent amount of phenols with light medicinal notes from the hops and sharp grapefruit rind in the finish.Pretty good,I would have liked less phenols and more hop flavors but it rounds out to a pretty good stab at the style.

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Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of nyrblue2
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Fronjdj10
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of logicalparadox
3.59/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of shaneyjj
4.6/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleMalt
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of plaid75
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MKrauss
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Almasi_
4.89/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pleasantly surprised by this beer!

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of smurphy493
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Stignacious
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of T-34-85
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of brentk56
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color capped by an inch of foam; a few streaks of lace linger

Smell: Bready with grapefruit and coriander

Taste: Bready, on the front of the tongue, with grapefruit and lime flavors building; in the middle, the coriander and grapefruit peel take over, though the finish is overly phenolic

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall:

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Photo of mirp1
4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I will keep this simple. Saranac has turned out flimsy beers for years. How's that for a rhyme? This one was knocked out of the park. For a Belgian IPA, I defy anyone to find one better.

I live in Utica, and want Saranac to be bragged about by beer geeks, however, historically, it's been the opposite. No more. Get this one. It is one tight, dry, malty, and hoppy concoction. Not just hop bitter, but hop aroma and flavor as well. Just might be their best effort ever. Hope that this is the trend For Saranac.

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Photo of Snow
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of barczar
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not sure of age on this one, but found on clearance.

Aroma is fairly malty, caramelly sweet, cardboard oxidized, with notes of grapefruit, clove, coriander, and orange peel. There's a touch of Belgian yeast funk.

Flavor is fairly cardboard laden throughout, with a lightly bitter, coriander finish. Touch of plastic. Notes of orange peel and muted citrus redeem.

Too bitter, considering the lack of other flavors to counter.

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Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Marc427
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shocked how good this beer is
Saranac has stepped up there
Game !!!!!

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Saranac Clouded Dream from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 33 ratings
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