Saranac Summer Haze
Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac Summer HazeSaranac Summer Haze
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,340
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #32,655
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 8.67%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
23
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Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
 
New York, United States
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 23
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

i found this refreshing for a hazy, a real summery drinker as the name suggests, and not even all that hazy as they go, nicely carbonated and dry too, important in the style for me, especially if i want to drink a bunch of them. set and setting can make a big difference too, and being literally in the lake as the sun was going down with my dad and brother was tough to beat here, but the beer would stand up in a walmat parking lot too. its got a simple and clean hop profile, some needed bitterness to help be drink snappy at the end, and a relative lightness i have rarely known in the style. they did a nice job keeping the malt down, pulling some tropical character out of these hops, pineapple and grapefruit for me, and overall, the beer is quite well refined, i think the recipe has some legs. its a shame it has that saranac metallic tang to it that so many of their beers have, especially the hoppy ones, i think its an old english yeast strain going a little weird but as a house flavor now i dont really dig it. its not huge in this though, and doesnt really ruin the beer or anything, but folks will recognize this element for sure. a fun one to pass around in the fortunate setting i was in, but also one of the better hop forward beers i have had from these guys in many years now. good stuff.

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Photo of hman43
3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours somewhat hazy golden with a white head. Head retention is moderate.

Smell: It has aromas of stone fruit with some grainy sweetness.

Taste: The flavors have a combination of stone fruit, a bit of herb, and some grainy sweetness. There is a touch of lemon as well.

Feel: It has a medium body.

Overall, a fairly straightforward IPA.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Draft: Poured a hazy bright yellow color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy undertones notes with faint residual sugar notes is enjoyable. Taste is also a great mix of citrusy undertones with some faint residual sugar notes and light tropical notes are also perceptible. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable IPA with good drinkability.

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Photo of EMV
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a Shy Bear IPA glass

L: Slightly hazed golden pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Decent lacing.

S: Citrus and grapefruit. A bit of pine maybe.

T.F: Light grain backbone... mostly citrusy... grapefruit and a little pine. Mild spice. Light bodied and well carbonated.

O: Average at best... not offensive but nothing to really recommend it either. Depends on the situation and price point as to whether I'd have another.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a can producing a nose of malt and pine with a touch of spice. It has been a while since I have had a Saranac brew and this one is decent but not great. The look and feel are right but the taste is a little boring and watery in the middle. Could use a bit more bitterness in the flavor profile. This is drinkable but a bit of a light IPA to me; kind of your Dayblazer or All Day IPA type thing.

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Photo of GoOrange
4.96/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a phenomenally crisp, refreshing summer brew from a very consistent brewery. It’s got that citrusy, tropical feel with just the right amount of hops to create a wonderful balance.

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Saranac Summer Haze from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 23 ratings