Saranac Legacy IPA | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Legacy IPASaranac Legacy IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Beeranator on 07-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
510
Reviews:
107
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
171
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 510 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of teromous
3.01/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From the neck of the bottle: "2436 15:36"

Appearance: The beer is mostly clear with only a bit of haze. It is a mix of medium gold and light amber. The head is short, white, and creamy textured. Although it is short it still retains nicely and it has very good lacing.

Aroma: I get a light bit of caramel, some faint pine, and a hint of alcohol. Overall the aroma is very faded.

Taste: Up front there is a bit of pine flavor and in the middle there is more of the same pine with a touch of alcohol. The aftertaste is a bit grassy with a bitter finish. The pine flavor really builds up in the aftertaste when drinking the beer.

Mouthfeel: It has good bitterness and moderate carbonation. The body is light and the finish is dry.

Overall: It's a pretty average tasting IPA with nothing that particularly stands out or is noteworthy. The flavor seems to be heavily focused on pine. The aroma is pretty muted. It's a beer that I wouldn't turn down but compared to what is on the market it is unlikely I will buy it again. I might give it a shot if I can find it on tap or even in a can, as depicted on BA.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - copper color and slightly hazy with a good white head
Smell - lots of pine and some citrus
Taste - pine bitterness and very slight citrus
Feel - medium body and fizzy carbonation
Overall - ok but not a fan

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Photo of SSS
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Golden straw yellow with a thin white head
S-A little dank and a little floral on the nose with subtle caramel sweetness
M-Carbonation is medium high, mouthfeel is peppery on the finish
T-Crisp, dry and a little sweet upfront. Sour acidic bitterness following up initial flavour which lingers on the tongue and gums
O-standard commercial type IPA, not a favourite

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Photo of LeftHanded666
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Dinosaur BBQ Syracuse NY.

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Photo of Roberto11232
2.94/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Paoloboston
3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyclonece09
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours orange amber with a tiny white head. Smells of citrus and earthy hops. Tastes of notes of citrus and piney hops, with a decent sweet grain backbone. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, nice carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of LeftoverCrizack
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bottle of this from a mixed 6pck that I got from the local Meijer's. It poured a hazy orangish with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of bitter citrus hop. The taste is bitter through the drink. There is some grapefruit flare. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RHF711
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CrimeDog
3.89/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, part of a mixed sixer of Saranac brews, which seems to be their introduction to the Alberta market.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy ecru head, which leaves some layered cirrus cloud pattern lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of gritty and grainy caramel malt, white saltine crackers, resinous pine needles, a touch of generic citrus rind, and more leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is weak bready and crackery caramel malt, underripe orange peel, sour lemons, some minor estery yeastiness, and a muddled leafy, piney and floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite sturdy in its taciturn frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, just a touch of plain hop bitterness putting a nick in the shiny new paint job here. It finishes trending dry, that generic bitterness from the mouthfeel completing the growing comparison to the experience of worn-out chewing gum.

Overall, this one showed a bit of promise at the outset, with a few decent aromas, but things went only south after that. Not a bad brew, of course, but very tepid and uninteresting in its flavour profile - and hardly worth trying to classify as West, East, NE, Third, or whatever coast of Yankee IPA it thinks it might be.

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Photo of irasmith17
3.27/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Slightly better than most Saranac beers, but still not great.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.48/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Average.

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Photo of Jjmj51
3.44/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JG-90
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timfromthemainland
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zrroot
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the best beers by Saranac I've had yet, great smell, taste and feel. Real good NY IPA

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Photo of mikr
3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wiffler27
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Saranac Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 510 ratings.
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