shigadeyo (3147) - Harrison, 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 (2595) - Chesapeake, 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 (346) - 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 (928) - Dover, Delaware, 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.
Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of floral, citrusy, grassy hops, and toasty, nutty, toffee-like malts, almost paralleling a light barleywine. Clear copper with a mostly lasting, bubbly, white head. Dry and bitter, with flavors of citrus fruits and bread crust. Medium body, refreshing carbonation, and a snappy hoppy finish.
jmgreenuk (5493) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Kermis at the NS2 tasting. Poured a clear amber with a big white frothy head. The aroma is rich and hoppy leading to a medium to weak bitter flavour. This beer is nice enough but lacks the bitterness you would expect from an IPA.
kermis (6385) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at NS tasting #2. Pours amber with a thick tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus, really hop lacking. Flavour is light moderate sweet and light bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Certainly not unpleasant, but lacking compared to other beers of the style.
beachboy12 (5) - East Aurora, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very nice IPA for the price point. Slightly amber in color with a pleasant hop finish.
Brewbie (459) - New York, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. hazy gold, fluffy white head. nice hop aroma, little bitterness in the taste, resin, light finish.