Saranac Pale Ale | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Pale AleSaranac Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Officially American: previously an English pale ale, we’ve converted this beer over to an American-style Pale Ale.

We’ve dialed UP the hop profile, adding more focus to American style hops, like Cascade, Chinook, Citra, and Willamette.

Hop Infusion: every drop of beer is exposed to our hop slurry as the beer passes from fermentation to aging, resulting in a more brilliant, cleaner hop character.

Saranac Pale Ale’s foundation was built on the tried and true English varieties, Golding and Fuggles. We brighten Pale Ale with the three “C”s; a strong focus on Citra, complimented by Cascade, and Chinook. We then bridge the old world with the new with the two most distinctive hops Bramling Cross and Jester, both descendants of English and North American varieties.

Malts: Crystal, Two-Row
Hops: Bramling Cross, Jester, Citra, Cascade, Chinook

Original Gravity: 13.5° Plato
IBU: 32

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,305
Reviews:
631
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
13.33%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
165
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.61/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.11/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicagoish
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JMUduke
3.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajdemma
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of psweendogg
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of logicalparadox
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brock915
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nfiorini513
3.39/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Simon212
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spedprof
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evilyak
3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marc427
4.23/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very enjoyable pale ale
Great fresh taste

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.77/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a mug.

LOOK: A clear, golden amber with about a finger of off white creamy head. Lots of bubbles are streaming to the top. Spotty lacing is left behind.

SMELL: Grapefruit pith, orange marmalade, pine, toasted malt, flowers, and earth.

TASTE: Starts off with grapefruit and orange peel, turns into a woody, floral bitterness accompanied by some toasty biscuit in the middle, and then finishes somewhat watery, but with a brief aftertaste of citrus bitterness.

FEEL: Medium-light body with moderate carbonation, and a sticky hop aftertaste.

OVERALL: Pretty good. I wouldn't turn it down when thirsty for a hoppy yet easy-drinking beer.

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Photo of Matt2509
3.57/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CNoj012
3.3/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ken05
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am impressed. 30 years ago FX Matt sold the most vile, putrid vomit infected water you could buy. And it was in a beer ball. Because of these memories I have been reluctant to try any Saranac.
However now I have tried the Black forest which is very nice and this pale ale which is also very nice and one of the better English pale ales out there.
This brewery has matured very well and now offers a world class beer.

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Photo of BigMooseInn
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jjd315
3.19/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nurt20
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Campodog
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saranac Pale Ale from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.45 out of 5 based on 1,305 ratings.
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