nuplastikk (5090) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-amber color. Frothy head. A creamy, hop centered Pale Ale, sort of Saranac’s rendition of a West Coast Pale Ale. Mellow orange in the aroma. Creamy malt body and sturdy hop backbone, this is sort of like an amped up version of their regular pale ale. Same fruity Saranac house yeast. Differs from it’s West Coast peers in that it also has a spicy noble hop thing going on. A pretty good beer, perfect full flavored session ale.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Copper pour with a lasting head...Mild hop aroma...Tiny bit of hops in the flavor and then nothing...A bit watery...Weak for a pale ale...
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with a mostly white head. Malty body hardly hops something faint like earth but a more toast y nutty feel to it like an amber, but its not even good for an amber. Well with no surprise.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a pint glass poured out of a bottle from the Saranac winter mix pack. Tastes a little to dry with not enough of a malt flavor for me. An uninspiring beer.
bbrock81 (312) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice amber with very little white head. Aroma is lightly malty, mostly citrusy hops, but a bit watered down at the same time. Flavor is all on the hops, but again watery and pretty weak. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness. Palate is watery with very fine, but sparse, carbonation. No real complexity at all, just a light, hop-dominated, watery beer.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Aroma of pale malts and citrus hops. Flavor is wet sour malts, straw and sticky hops, but not the typical C-hops I would expect. Palate is tart. It’s a pale ale...
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma of light caramel, light toast, light hops, maybe vaguely floral, maybe a touch of metal. Flavor again pretty meek for me, just a bit of malty goodness and a bit of hops. I enjoyed drinking it, but I can’t say it was exciting.
LilBeerDoctor (3539) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of biscusity, bready malts, floral hops. Flavor of the same bready, toasted malts with some light hop oils. Solid pale ale actually, props to Saranac. Very tasty and drinkable!
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an off-white head with some lace and an amber-copper body. Aromas of caramel, grain, a little earthy. Flavor is grain, spicy, caramel, and cardboard. Finish is thin and fading.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
As with a large number of large businesses, when you try to deceive the public in marketing, you plagiarize the successful local business. In this case Sarnac uses the moose name to bad effect.
The beer is a very weak example of a pale ale. Weak hops, weak taste, weak aroma just to show weak creativity. Yea its a bad beer