Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)
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From:
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
 
New York, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.57 | pDev: 15.13%
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
107
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 29, 2017
Added:
Dec 23, 2006
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  20
SCORE
81
Good
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)
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Rated: 3.41 by Khaack from New York

Oct 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jul 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by jrob21 from Georgia

Dec 23, 2015
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Reviewed by gautch726 from Virginia

3.42/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Was not overly impressed by this beer. Rather bland light amber coloring with an ok white head. Strong smell of hops will serve as a prelude to the strong taste of hops that follows. A piney, bitter aftertaste will linger for a while (as expected). Overall, nothing special to report.
Aug 21, 2015
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Reviewed by droomyster from Virginia

3.21/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Pours a copper body with a rich head with good retention. Aromas are very sweet and toffee like, with a grapefruit pungency and tropical notes telling you that this is indeed an Imperial IPA. The taste however, simply isn't "big" enough to meet my expectations of the genre. Despite having 85 IBUs, the caramel notes overwhelm the palette.
Aug 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.44 by acurtis from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2015
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Reviewed by Kpasserell

4.41/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Light Amber with lasting white head. Smells bright and light, but has a much fuller mouthfeel than you'd think. Packed with flavor! Juicy sweet hoppy yet very balanced and somewhat malt forward for an IPA. Love this 8.5 ABV'er!
Jun 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by mthomp081 from Delaware

May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by BigTrubble from North Carolina

Sep 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.36 by oaRsirhC from New Jersey

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by malfunxion from New York

Aug 31, 2014
 
Rated: 3.9 by colonia25 from New York

Aug 29, 2014
 
Rated: 2.8 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by Doomcifer from Rhode Island

Aug 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by poohbearzeccola from New York

Jul 21, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by proyce

Jul 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by williamjbauer from Colorado

Jul 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by stomioka from New Jersey

Jun 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by dustinjkline from Massachusetts

Jun 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by mmmbeerNY from New York

Jun 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by xJMFCx from West Virginia

Jun 07, 2014
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.94/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Bottle purchased as part of Wegmans mix a six pack.

Pours out a golden amber, with a one inch head, and some good long lasting lacing down the glass.

Smells very piney. I can tell this will be bitter.

Astringently bitter and piney. Some bitter orange and grapefruit peel provide some citrus flavors, but the dominant flavor is astringent, hard to swallow bitterness. A bit of a boozy sting, as well. The hops seem muddled and just thrown together for the hell of it- just to make a super hoppy bitter IPA. Not a whole lot of skill involved. There is a lot of very sweet malt flavor near the end.

Medium bodied, sticky and sweet mouthfeel. High carbonation.

A miss from Saranac, as per usual.
May 10, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by gwiedman1 from New York

Apr 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrchrisray from Ohio

Apr 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Apr 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Apr 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by MikePags from New York

Apr 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by megamass from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Feb 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Shakydog68 from New York

Feb 10, 2014
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Reviewed by thierrynantes from France

3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières d'ailleurs (St Herblain, Nantes), and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : dark amber color with white foamy head (w nice lacing).
Smell : malty and caramel aroamas.
Taste & mouth feel : hoppy flavors and dry bitter with a long duration.
Drinkability : a good beer in the Style Imperial IPA.
Feb 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Ozzie1111 from New Jersey

Jan 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 28, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejh06752 from New York

Dec 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by HopGrazer from New York

Dec 03, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by xbrettfavrex from Pennsylvania

Nov 21, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by Edward19 from New York

Nov 20, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Nov 06, 2013
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014) from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 365 ratings