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

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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)
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3.57/5
Good
365 Ratings
Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kendo on 12-23-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
258
Ratings:
365
pDev:
15.13%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 365 |  Reviews: 258
Photo of Khaack
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of gautch726
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.

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Photo of droomyster
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.

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Photo of acurtis
3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 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!

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Photo of mthomp081
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of oaRsirhC
3.36/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.2%

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2.8/5  rDev -21.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mmmbeerNY
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of xJMFCx
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of mrchrisray
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4/5  rDev +12%

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Saranac High Peaks Series Imperial IPA (Dec 2006-Sep 2014) from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 365 ratings
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