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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The First in our series, Saranac Imperial IPA, is brewed with ten different malts and ten different hops to make a delectably flavored and complex Imperial IPA. AT 85 IBUís and 8.5% alc/vol This is a beer that is truly meant to be savored.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Pour is amber with smallish head. Good lacing. Quite noticeable malts and hops. Pine and citrus. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2264) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle to start poker night. Pours orange with white head. Tastes of bitter pine, tropical fruits, caramel, syrup, and honey. alcohol burn at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, pine and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, pine, orange zest and light earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2012
bottle from liquor store in TN, thanks M.A .. . pours a dirty mop brown .. . light foam .. good lacing .. . light syrup, sap, and bitter mop .. . a bit faded, but the abv is well masked .. . . I did it! And itís all thanks to the books at my local library.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewIPA (83) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
12oz bottle, pours red/orange with thick fine-bubbled head. Strong aroma, what I want in an IPA. Very hoppy, in a good way. A very nice IPA that I will buy again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours orangey amber with a medium-sized off-white head and some good lacing. Aroma is very muted -- some toffee and piney hops. Flavor is bigger, but itís still very mild for a IIPA. Oddly, the sweet, fruity malt (cherry, raisins) dominates the hops. Didnít find the flavor very complex. Came out a bit more as it warmed, but still not there for me. Mouthfeel was thick and sticky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Tap: Murky gold-brown color with a frothy, creamy head followed by super sticky lacing everywhere. Odd aroma with sour tastes like bad celery. Thin body unlike other good 2IPAs. Basically, a waste of hops and a waste of my friendís money who was kind enough to buy me a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle thanks to bhensonb. Poured amber with a white head that lasted and laced the glass. Aroma was caramel, pine, nail polish remover, and Orange. Flavor was pine, very fruity, alcohol, slightly spicy and citrus. Body was full with low sift creamy carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4741) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle: Medium pretty vast white head on top of a clear yellow golden colored beer. Smell hops and honey and a hint of citrus. Taste hops, bitter, some honey and sweets, with hints of butter and herbs. Soft light grape herby hoppy aftertaste. Low carbo, medium body, soft mouthfeel and a watery texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (3503) - Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Comes out of the tap a hazy, opaque dark amber with a thick and fine-bubbled pale tan head. Strong aroma is completely like fresh-cut evergreen wood. Seriously hoppy gives the impression of drinking a pine tree - but lacks any real complexity. Full-bodied texture is rough and quite fizzy, leaving behind an evergreen and tingly finish.

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