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Saranac India Copper Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac India Copper AleSaranac India Copper Ale
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Saranac India Copper AleSaranac India Copper Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by generallee on 10-13-2010

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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 89
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1.5/5  rDev -56.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

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2/5  rDev -42.2%

Photo of philbe311
2.13/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A - Two fingers of tightly packed yet slightly fluffy off white colored head with a bit of a rocky top... Excellent retention... Loaded with exceedingly small bubbled moderated paced carbonation... A deep dark coppery amber color with a faint glow... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...

S - An exceedingly mellow citrus hop presence... A bit of syrupy sweetness... Caramel... Loads of bready malts... A step above average, but rather muddled...

T - Holy bitterness... This isn't hoppy, just down right intolerable... Uber tart grapefruit... Witch hazel... Solvent... No balance... No complexity...

M - Medium bodied... Biting carbonation... Exceedingly bitter... Uber dry finish...

D - This one misses the mark by a mile for me... After a promising start in terms of appearance and aroma, this one falls of a cliff and ends as a drain pour... I'm a long time Saranac supporter, but found this one a terrible disappointment...

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2.25/5  rDev -35%

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2.43/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a pint.

A: Nice orange color but it has a cloudiness that I wouldn't expect for an IPA, only about a quarter inch of head but it head good retention.

S: A slight citus aroma with a hint of some spice. Not much here. Nothing outstanding.

T: This brew has quite a bite to it, but it does have a great taste to it. Very hoppy but it does blend right. It has a sort of tangy booze flavor. I like a very hoppy beer, but I prefer a good pairing of hops. I judge my IPAs at a very high standard.

M: It has a medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. Leaves a weird coating in my mouth.

D: This beer destroys your taste buds and doesn't give much back in return. I would hold off on this one until the end of the mix pack, enjoy the others first.

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.78/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A - Ice tea brown. About 2 fingers of creamy head that forms nice peaks and hangs around for quite a while. Nice lacing.

S - Nice soft woody hop character. Touch of sweet brioche bread.

T - Strong hop flavor up front, but it's dry, almost dusty. Woody, cedary bitters. I was hoping for more malt, and while there are some malty flavors, they feel distant and disconnected.

M - Dry finish that leaves your tongue with a dusty bitter hop feel.

D - The hops wear down your palate and the mouthfeel makes you want to put it down.

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2.8/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 fl oz bottle served in a pilsner glass, reviewed live:

a - Pours a textbook copper color with a thin, off-white 1.5 finger head. Retention is average, and the head leaves nice lacing as it recedes.

S - Moderate strength generic hops aromas, lemongrass, a good bit of yeast and some weak pale and caramel malt. It's a bit boring and simple, but it's balanced well .

T - Better than I was expecting, but it still doesn't have a lot going for it. Pale malt and caramel foundation meddles with generic (and not too fresh) hops. There's a fair amount of biscuity yeast throughout. All of the flavors linger throughout the beer, with none being more distinguished than another. Balanced well, but they're only balancing two notes.

M - Light to medium bodied, smooth and wet, especially on the finish. It could stand more carbonation.

D - It's definitely drinkable and well balanced, but I'd never have it again. It's simple, uninspired and far from memorable.

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2.9/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a dark copper/amber, not a lot of head on it.

S - Bright smelling--citrusy hops smell comes through nicely.

T - More hops than I actually expected. Citrus develops in the bottom of the mouth and spreads. Even a little bit spicy on the finish.

M - Not a lot of carbonation coming through, goes down pretty smooth. Thick coating on the throat--aftertaste a bit smokey.

D - Pretty easy to drink. It 'feels' heavier than it probably is on the stomach.

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2.91/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a red hued copper color. Fluffy light tan head.

You smell the hops, a sense of malt in background

Not really liking the bitter here. Or much. More piney than citrus. Bitter dry finish. Some spice.

Fairly light for what it is, medium light. Didn't do much.

Compared to the saranac rye ipa I drank tonight, this falls short of that, so really not too great. Wouldn't get again.

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2.93/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass. Nice foamy head, thick lacing on the glass; head sticks around. Nice color--copper-orange.

Smells strongly of hops, with a hint of sweetness.

Tastes too hoppy and bitter. Expected from an India ale, but there's something missing from this beer.

Good mouthfeel--nice thick foam, cut by an acidic, almost gritty. It's pleasant.

This is a possibly drinkable beer. There's a lot I like about this, but the taste isn't great to me. I am on the fence here, so I'm giving it a 3.

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2.97/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this average beer into my tumbler at 45 degrees. The beer was copper colored as the name implies. The beer had a really thin head from the get go. The smell was hoppy but the taste was not so much and was balanced by the sweetness of the malt. The beer had great lacing not to have any head. I will try this beer to give it another chance. I think mine was a little flat even though date was good.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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Saranac India Copper Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 161 ratings
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