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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 IBU’s and 8.5% alc/vol This is a beer that is truly meant to be savored.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 29, 2012
Die Schaumbildung ist gut, der Schaum hält mittelmäßig, farblich ist es orange-rot-trüb, schaut schonmal ganz nett aus. Geschmacklich ist das Hopfenaroma schon das intensivste, jedoch ist das Bier insgesamt zu flach und künstlich. Fazit: Geht so. Test vom 18.9.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,8,7,8,8,8 - 8,05

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1518) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2012
from notes: orange pour, small head. Hoppy aroma. Harsh taste. Alcohol is first and foremost. Bitter and unruly. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. Color dark orange with medium white head. Aroma malt, grapefruit, hop, orange. Taste sweet, hoppy, bitter, malt, orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 5, 2012
Good beer. Not really tasting the 85 IBUs this beer says it has. Taste a little lighter but still very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
weihenweizen (2196) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Refrigerated bottle poured into a shaker. Pours clear light amber/light orange with beige finger width head. Good small bubble lacing, medium body, sticky texture, and bitter hop aroma. Taste is caramel malt, some grapefruit, some pine, and bitter hop finish. A good amount of flavor, but overall it just average. Better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chrisxx25 (82) - - MAR 6, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2012 Aging this beer for only 2 months has actually really affected the taste. At first the aroma was all piney hops and alcohol. Now hops are still very detectable but cocoa and caramel stands out much more. Originally the taste was straight up hops. Pine, citrus, nice and bitter with alcohol on the backend. Now im hit with a lot of chocolate and caramel upfront. Very sweet, maybe some dark fruit, still a little to complex to disern. Hops present at end. Pine and slightly metallic, not an offensive metallic. Not nearly as hoppy and alcohol is barely detectable. I figured this would be an interesting beer to age as it is brewed with 10 hops and 10 malts. Yes aging decreases hops but I figured malts would age well which they did. So suprised such a short time really changed this beer. From a strong bitter hoppy boozy ipa to a smooth sweet beer. Got another sitting in the closet to sit another few months. Really intrigued to see what happens.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Hello. Do you like hops? Ok, then this might be for you. Bright, citrus, some grapefruit and pine hit you in the mouth. One thing of note is that the alcohol is readily apparent and was somewhat distracting when I had this. If you don’t mind that sort of thing (and you probably don’t if double IPAs are your thing), then go for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 29, 2012
aroma, old malty hoppiness, color, medium lught amber, froth white head some lacing, taste, blanced fairly well, the hops is more on the backend, after the malt cereal sweetness, overall, not awesome but ok, would buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours murkey dark amber with a small head. Aroma is lacking for an imperial IPA with very little int eh way of floral hops. Medium in body with a bit of stickiness. Flavor is a bit sweet for the style, but not bad.

   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.

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