Saranac Session IPA | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

Saranac Session IPASaranac Session IPA
99 Ratings
Saranac Session IPASaranac Session IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We've created an easy to drink crisp, hoppy ale that is truly pale in color without sacrificing the hop character you expect in an IPA. To make a delicious "sessionable" beer, we selected citrusy centennial hops and an experimental variety from the Northwest U.S.. Look for this unique hop character balanced by the background nuttiness of Maris Otter malt. Not too filling, not overbearing-just laid back and drinkable!

Added by JoeyBeerBelly on 04-24-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of hman43
2.48/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Look: It pours golden with a white head. Head retention is moderately low.

Smell: There are some tropical aromas with musty and grassy elements.

Taste: It has a grainy flavor with grassy hops.

Feel: It has a moderately light body with a harsh, husky aftertaste.

Overall, the grainy is more dominate in the flavor profile than the hops with a harsh aftertaste.

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3.13/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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2.97/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.68/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of Offa
3.62/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Although not really much by IPA standards, this is a good, enjoyable session beer with nice light but firm character.

Dark gold, it has a big off-white head steadily shrinking to thin ring, a tiny bit of lace.

Aroma is grassy and herbal hops, hint of lemon pith, apple and grain, like a hoppier, fuller cream ale type.

Taste is grassy-herbal hop, dryish with light peppery-grassy bitterness and light sweetness, some mineral with dryer, lightly bitter grassy finish. It is simple but nice, light and crisp, still tasty like a hoppier golden ale or cream ale type. Feel is firm, light but not watery.

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2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of digitalflood
3.4/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Saranac IPA (2013) - Thick foamy head. Excellent lacing. Straw body with very active carbonation. Vibrant IPA aroma. Flowery hops and copper ale overtone. Sour nose. Lemons and hops. Hoppy mid-palate with perfectly timed bitter note. Copper ale back palate. High hop note simmers down into a mild bitter skunk. A bit of pepper spice. After taste is very clean. Lingering pine, copper, and bitter daisies. Very nice. Nothing stand out, but a good standard bearer for this brew type. 3.25 out of 5. Good.

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev +23.1%

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Saranac Session IPA from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 99 ratings
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