Saranac IPA

Saranac IPA

Rated 3.360 by BeerPals
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Brewed by F. X. Matt Brewing Company

Utica, NY, United States

Style:  IPA

5.8% Alcohol by Volume

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A hop lover's delight! In the India Pale Ale tradition, this brew is very hoppy in both aroma and flavor from the generous amounts of cascade hops used in brewing. Look for a medium to full body and golden straw color. Enjoy!

ID: 3833 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank7082
Overall Percentile86.8
Style Rank643 of 5756
Style Percentile88.8
Lowest Score2.2
Highest Score4.3
Average Score3.380
Weighted Score3.360
Standard Deviation0.418

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.0 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Clowded orange, white small lacing foam head. Hoppy aroma and bitter taste, but not overwhelming both. Some citrus notes. Wonder why they carry this US beer in Italian shop. (Velp 201601)

  • CHOPZ 7230 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Purchased at Walmart in the States on tour there. Amber colour with a creamy off-white head and very good thick lacing. Grapefruit scent with pine notes. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Nice soft bitterness from the hop well-balanced with the malt. Goes down easy kind of real IPA.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    pours a caramel color. Smell is dominated by hops. Taste is piney hops, a touch of citrus and malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

  • RICHSBEER 1960 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours a crystal clear hay color with just the slightest amber hue and ample carbonation bubbles, with a pure white head that is quite frothy and lingers nicely, leaves a nice amount of lacing. The aroma has a nice scent, but not terribly strong, with a nice citrus hop note but that's about all that is discernible. The taste is nice but it begins with kind of what I would equate to a pilsner taste then the citrus hops kick in, just slight hop notes.. The mouthfeel has a strong carbonation tingle up front, smooth and kind of creamy in the finish, leaves the mouth just slightly dry.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.1 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    pretty one dimensional ipa. i liked the cascade hop aroma, but the flavor was average at best...a little too tame for the style with not a whole lot going on.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 2.6 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A golden color with a white head. Aroma is a somewhat soapy with some citrus, not good. The flavor is very weak with some slight lemon notes coming through. This would be weak even for an APA, but on the IPA playground this one is the last picked for the dodgeball team.

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours a copper and burnt orange with a thick white head and copious lacing. An aroma of caramel malts, hops, grapefruit, bitterness, brown sugar, and spices. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Flavors of caramel malts, hops, citrus and grapefruit, bitterness, and spiciness. Very good .. hits the spot!

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Clear golden straw pour with an ample white bubbly head leaving sporadic lacing throughout. Lemongrass aroma with slight malts and some floral. Taste is noneventful for an IPA; slight floral and citrus hops bitter offset by a very sight sweet maltiness. Easy and forgetful.

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 4.3 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Low price, strong hop scent, decent hop flavor...what's not to like. Pours an orange-hay color, lacing at first was thick and reminded me of meringue and left a coating of lace on the glass. Nice pine smell and nice Cascade Hop flavor...I wouldn't mind more hops, but a decent brew nonetheless...especially for the price!

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottled (from bierzwerg.de). Coppery colour, mediumsized slightly off-white head that leaves some lace. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some slight bready malts and also some slight notes of herbs. Flavour is quite much the same with also some grassy notes added. Quite basic IPA with no big surprises.

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