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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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.


1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Steak (124) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2002
A very slight citric aroma was noted. Was a light amber-orange color. Not very much going on in terms of amything else however. Taste was thin and watery, and the finish, while hoppy, was overall very bland. ’Sigh’.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PorterPounder (6067) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
No real aroma to this - beats skunky! Thin, quickly dissipating head. Bad mouthfeel to it - hard to describe - but the hoppiness just does not present itself in a pleasing way. It overpowers whatever flavor it is trying to deliver. Had better from Saranac.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aurelius (4606) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2002
Pretty one-dimensional in the Cascade hop department. Very tinny and a little oversparged tasting. Good mouthfeel, but that was a little counterbalanced by the clinging bitterness.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
theroaddon (3) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2002 does not count
Absolutely horrible. Besides the watery taste, seemingly a staple of Saranac, tasted and smelled like it had been freshley dranined from a river.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
Light bronze, very bubbly, quickly disappearing head with little lacing. English style - metallic aroma - herbal and floral hop aroma and flavor are very low and not enough to balance the slight skunkiness and bitterness. Definitely not full bodied like the commercial description says.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3419) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2002
Bronze-amber with a thick healthy head--this english style IPA has a light floral aroma and a blandly hopped flavor. Offkey, unbalanced bitterness doom this insipid IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Not enough hops. Missing something at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2002
Deep amber gold color with a medium thick head and good lace. Sweet fruity (citrus) aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor throughout with a hint of sweetness. medium bodied and dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 8, 2002
This had the hints of a good IPA but needed a bigger hop presence. didn’t have the dry bitter finish i want from a good IPA. but it did have a little of that good kinda grassy floral aroma nad taste just needs more of it.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2002
I have never seen an IPA that looked like a Labatts, but this is it. Because I live in Upstate NY, I want to like Saranac products…but the taste is never there. Genny light has more flavor. This beer should be embarassed to call itself an IPA.


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