Tstamba (715) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle, no date. Clear light amber white rapidly dissipating white head. Funky smell... Not much hop action, unbalanced, funny aftertaste... May be past it’s prime? Meh... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2900) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
S: Malty, Mild Floral
T: Malty, Cascade Hops
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty boring IPA with a definite cascade hops nose and taste but nothing else.
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear amber with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is all caramel and citrus.. no hop profile at all. The taste is dry, medium bitter, unbalanced, and unenjoyable.
fgallardo (7) - - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells a bit of citrus. Preferred by its taste. Some wheat? Good IPA for the price point ($8.99 box of 6)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Foamy white head. Golden clear color. Aroma is spicy grass and pine. Flavors of pine and herb, bitter and oats. Lingering bitterness
shigadeyo (3630) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/24/2011: Saranac India Pale Ale... Aroma: Citrus flower aroma; toffee candy; Appearance: Shiny marigold color, hazy; large, lasting frothy beige-colored head; spiderweb lacing. Flavor: Biscuit malt with some honeysuckle-like sweetness; moderate bitterness that sneaks up on the palate after the swallow; hop flavor is mostly herbal and floral; slight soapiness Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, calm texture; oily feel afterwards. Overall: Decent IPA and a pretty fair price; Saranac isn’t nearly as bad as I remember it...
12 fl. oz. bottle from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #777 for this beer.
novice101 (308) - - JUL 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lazy light orange with a small white head. Smells a bit of citrus not much of anything else. Taste is a bit better, just enough to know that there were hops, other than it it is much pretty plain. Not impressed at all
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
July 2011. Ugh, weak and watery. Aromas of caramel amd malt. They definitely held back on the hops for this one. Why even bother?
spilledpint (352) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Harris Teeter
Ar: Mild citrus with a bit of pine.
Ap: Clear, copper. Frothy white head with a bit of lace.
T: Sweet, bready up front. Finish is moderately bittered but not particularly flavorful. Slightly tannic note on the finish as well.
P: Medium-thick and a bit sticky.
O: Meh. Just a really mediocre IPA.
hfmejias (1266) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is mostly malts (unusual for an IPA) with some hops (not a whole lot). Taste is also mostly sweet caramel, some citrus notes and a slight bitterness towards the end. It doesn’t tastes bad but it is unusual flavor for an IPA.