happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good beer from saranac.Grainy but hoppy at least.Where are the 6'ers of this one Matt!
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not quite my thing. Citrus American hops dominate flavor and aroma. Golden in color with thin lasting head. There is a touch of malt sweetness somewhere in there. Not my cup of tea.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
This IPA tasted very good but it is made with cascade hops. I am not a fan of cascade hops. It has a nice golden color. There was no problem with it other than it is brewed with cascades.
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden, decent sized white head, ok lacing, tons of bubbles in the body. Aroma is dominant with the hops, mildly malty. Flavor starts bland and watery, ends with a decent bit of hoppiness. Thin body, kinda watery, nothing special here.
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkling clear amber ale with a small, fizzy, white head.
The aroma is of bisquits and beef gravy with lesser notes of grapefruit, pineapple, buttered popcorn and carameled apples.
The flavor is of grapefruit, straw and orange rind.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation.
Lengthy, bitter, dry, finish.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Cascade hops are noticable from a distance, with their strong, citrusy notes. A hint of malt tries to slip through the hoppy aroma and is barely discernable. The taste is very hoppy, with strong citrus notes in the flavor profile. A very clean, lemon zest character shines through, with just a touch of malt on the finish. The finish has no harsh bitterness, just smooth hops with that touch of malt.
sloth (2640) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium size, offwhite head, some sticky lacing. Clear gold with an orange hue. Hoppy, inky nose. Medium body. Tame hop flavor with an equally tame maltiness. Needs More hops all around.
gsmitty80 (2011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not one of my favorite ipas. Hops were reasonable but lacked the kick and aftertaste i expect from an ipa.
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Forms a huge head and tastes like the typicial American IPA (havent seen it reviewed like that huh?). Like I said about the Pale Ale, it's not a bad thing.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good beer that I just purchased as part of a Saranac variety 6-pack, and I LIKE THIS BEER! True, it doesn't have the richness of the European IPA's (which explains the rather weak aroma), but the Saranac product is darn crisp and hoppy in its own right. Heck, this onr definetly hogties and rear entries any of that macrobrew swill!