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Saranac Legacy IPA | Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery

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Saranac Legacy IPASaranac Legacy IPA
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3.7/5
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522 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Beeranator on 07-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,705
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
522
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
178
Trade:
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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sisterofba
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Qwest_35
3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml bottle) into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, light copper color. One inch head initially resolves rapidly with quite a bit of lacing.
S: Floral bouquet with aromas of caramel malt, pine/juniper, and citrus.
T: Pine flavor overpowers malt and citrus. Bitterness increasingly evident with tingling in mouth at end.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Stood up well to Mexican cuisine.
O: Drinkable and enjoyable, if not terribly complex. That said, I was impressed with how it paired with spicy food and would not hesitate to have it again.

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Photo of Giangio
3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of asuburbanman
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tobelerone
3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

See through orange with lots of bubbles and a solid ! slightly off white head. Light citrus and malt scent from this brew. Flavor is not horrible, sort of a generic citrus and malt mix. No depth. No sweetness and yet not much on the bitterness bill. Caramel malt flavors growing as the beer warms with some bitterness. Medium in mouthfeel with medium/low carbonation.

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Photo of pro45
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle with no date. Pours an orange gold color with a white, soapy head. Smell is grapefruit, hops, orange and tangerine pith, caramel malts. Taste is grapefruit, hop resin, some pine, citrus, hop bitterness is there. Not too dank or harsh. Mouthfeel is oily at the front but finishes dry. Medium carb with a medium feel. Not too light or too heavy. I've had this in a 16 ounce can about two years go and it was much more boozy, harsh, and dank. A difficult beer to drink considering its ABV. The 2017 version is a lot better on all fronts. Not world class by any means, but a tasty IPA and one of this brewer's better offerings. At $15.99 a 12 pack you can't go wrong with this one.

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Photo of mchegash
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deniro
3.41/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very thin head with a nice golden hazy color with a bit more carbonation than I expected. Smell is really lacking get some malt in there with very faint pine and citrus. Taste for an IPA is more booze and much less complex than you would like in a good IPA in this ABV range. Just doesn't do it for me. You get some slight bitterness with a faint grapefruit lingering aftertaste. Mouthfeel overall is the best thing about this beer to me. It's a pretty basic run of the mill IPA, not bad but nothing special at all.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teromous
3.01/5  rDev -18.6%
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 -6.8%
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 -8.9%
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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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spinrsx
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
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 -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Paoloboston
3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cyclonece09
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
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 +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RHF711
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Saranac Legacy IPA from Matt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 522 ratings
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