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A hop lover’s delight! In the India pale ale tradition, this brew is very hoppy in both aroma and flavor from the generous amounts of Cascade hops used in brewing. Look for a medium to full body and golden straw color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9894) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2003
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gsmitty80 (1902) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2003
Not one of my favorite ipas. Hops were reasonable but lacked the kick and aftertaste i expect from an ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2003
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flemdawg (539) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2003
A decent example of the style, but nothing to brag about. Typical of many IPAs from a smaller brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Not bad. I like it better than their Pale Ale (I think), but both are still similar. Perhaps my palate needed cleansing. Nice bitterness at the end, and a lasting after taste. Not too hoppy, pretty crisp and clean taste that is mild and unoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2003
No doubt the most successful of the Saraac Adirondack trail mix six packs. Beautiful clear golden color with an adequate head that disappears fast, leaving the glass laced like a window that has been sprayed with Christmas decoration snow. Surprising amount of aromatic hops for an IPA, but an adequate amount of bitter hops, the best from a Saranac I have had so far. Not quite the citrus I am used to from an American IPA, but I think they have combined classic hops and American hops well. By no means a great IPA, but a good and interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Floral and aromatic bouquet. Exactly what I expect in an IPA. Nice color too. Golden. Hoppy all of the way through. Little bit of malt mixed with strong hop bitterness that finishes with a citrous, pine, and grass flavor. Finally, an IPA that uses Cascade hops responsibly. Great beer.

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