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Saranac Session IPA | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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99 Ratings
Saranac Session IPASaranac Session IPA
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
99
pDev:
15.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of KB24
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Light orange, one finger white head. Some lacing.
S - Light, some caramel and floral notes.
T - The hop presence is light, and not very bitter. There is a crispness to it, but it falls short in flavor. A very simple flavor, which might have been the goal.
M - Light with lots of carbonation.
O - As easy to drink as a light beer with flavors to remind you of the thicker, bitter IPAs. This would be great on the beach, or my deck on a hot summer day.

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Photo of generallee
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A little bit of a deeper gold, the head is white maybe 1/4" off the body.

Smell: Weak hoppy smell, wished it was more floral like.

Taste: Light hops, wish it was more bitter. I can tell you this for new IPA starters this isn't bad.

Mouth: Medium to heavy carbonation, very smooth.

Overall: Not a bad brew but don't expect much from it. It is closer to a hoppy pilsner than an IPA. Drink with confidence, Salud!

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Photo of TimoP
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of 59rockabilly
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Jeckel
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of buffcityx
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of harrisjohnson
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of JVan
3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by September 2012:

Into my nonic:

A: light golden yellow colored body with a light one finger white head that dies within fifteen seconds. Soft white spider web lacing spots the sides of my glass and for as light as the body is, there is no carbonation seen rising.

S: some lightly spiced earthy hops with a slight bite.

T: all about the hops but still very light, just nothing else going on - almost as if they took an AAL and decided to hop it up.

M: very light, wow, the name defines it, which in turn, yes, is pretty watery, but not gonna knock the brewer because, its just livin' up to its name.

O: I do like this. This is a very worthy summer IPA, best taken during the summer months.

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Photo of bubseymour
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of cujim
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of brealbg
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of daliandragon
3.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have referred to many IPAs , and other beers for that matter, as sessionable. However, to my knowledge, this is the first brew I've ever seen actually refer to itself using that same adjective.

Bronze colored body with a thin wispy eggshell colored head and lace. Nose is thin and has brief citrus hops but could use more beef. The flavor itself is more balanced but does have some spicy and floral hops throughout and a clean, satisfying finish. It's a little dull for the style, but yes, it is easy to drink.

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Photo of dgeebs07
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PKing
3/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of GiantMidget
3.75/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle with BB SEP 2012 on neck. Part of the 12 Beers of Summer Mix Pack. Pours a translucent yellowish orange color with no head. Some lacing. Aromas of caramel malts, spicy hops, floral and bready. Taste is mostly malts with some spicy and floral hop notes in the background. A bit bready with a lemon finish. Light mouthfeel and easy to drink. This isn't a great IPA, but its not trying to be. Overall, its a nice light IPA to have in the summer. Works well enough.

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Photo of washburnkid
3.46/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light carbonation gives me a small frothy head over hazy amber. Herbal aromas, very flowery from the hops. A little soapy in the flavors, which are really bitter and hoppy. Really not a lot of malty characteristics, just loads of herbs, which I'm really enjoying. Thin mouthfeel but well carbonated.

Paired the beer with a grilled cheese that had a bit of pesto and pecorino, and the beer went really well with the salty and sharp flavors.

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3.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of rab53
2.75/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of DWolf
2.5/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of StoicBeast
3/5  rDev -7.7%

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