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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Taking an “India Pale Ale” to the next level this copper ale has the malt backbone to carry the hoppiness you expect in an “India Pale Ale”. Carefully selected malts from North America and Europe are decoction mashed to highlight there character and the brew is complemented with generous amounts of Columbus, Cascade and Centennial hops. Cheers!


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Saranac India Style Copper Ale is a pretty clear copper ale with a khaki head that fades to a bubbly film and leaves a nice sheet of foam on the glass. It has a hoppy aroma of pine, citrus and leaves. It smells fresh and straightforward. It has a lively medium body with a clean, dry finish. There’s a nice, piny hop flavor with a hint of caramel and a bitter resiny finish. It’s dry, simple and very sessionable. I suppose I’d call this a Red Ale. Nothing really stands out with this one, but it’s unflawed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2107) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2010
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a handsome copper-amber with a half-inch of silky beige head that lasts forever. Decent, thick lacing. The aroma is full of floral hops and sweet malts. Very nice that. The body is light and creamy but not watered down. The taste is the best of both worlds with a nice bitter hoppy feel like an IPA coupled with a juicy, sweet maltiness. I have to rate it higher than the going RB average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighlanderOne (994) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Poured from bottle. Nut bread aroma. Semi clear copper, tan head. Roasted nut and cream in flavor. Some hops in back. Dry feel. Slight vinegar aftertaste. Good finish. A nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Filtered looking amber-brown. Steady, respectable off-white head. Pretty solid hop aromatics. Amber Ale eh?I can see it I guess...as Copper Ale is quite a mysterious style. This would be closer to an Imperial Copper Ale, or Imperial Amber. A pretty hefty beer. Big malt backbone and solid hopping. A rather bad-ass beer that will never get any RateBeer props.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Bottle from Beer of the Month club. This one poured a dark copper color, with a thick head, nice full lacing. A bit creamy on the first sip, some caramel in the taste, also nutty, a few spices on the palate with a fair amount of hops on the finish. I like these winter ales that come out at this time of the year.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, spicy hops and lkight fruittiness. Palate waslight bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of earthiness, grapefruit, spicy hops and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (331) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Decent. Nice heady medium bodied with generous portion of hops. Slightly citrus and floral flavors overwhelm the flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Hoppy nose of grapefruit, also some molasses. Nice dark copper appearance, thick head, nice full lacing. A bit creamy first sip, some caramel in the taste, also nutty, and the hops are in there. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4209) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2010
The aroma is hoppy with both pine and floral hops and some roasted malt to balance. The appearance is amber with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall this is good and despite being bitter it’s not astringent. One of Saranac’s better beer’s.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Copper pour with a tan head. Smell of floral hops and roatsed malt. Good carbonation with medium bitterness. Bit taste of caramel but a lasting bitterness at the end.


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