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RATINGS: 801   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Nice hue, had to do a faster pour to get a prolonged head... which was clear and hoppy. Not really big on IPA but this was something I enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
I like Saranac but can’t get into IPAs much, so something had to give here. Adequately hopped and fairly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Straw color, small head, Cascady nose. Body lacks the strong malty backbone of the better IPAs; hops are evident but not assertive. This is typical Saranac: a mediocre example of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2002
"IPA light". Decent head, looks OK. Not very hoppy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2002
Bottle- Looks good in the glass but the flavor is weak for an American IPA. Could use some more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2002
Hoppier than I expected. Nice sweet malts in the background. This is an easy drinkin’ IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2002
I thought this was a pretty good IPA. Perhaps a little light for the color and the head wasnt the best, but it did have a nice citrucy smell and the flavor was nicely loaded with hops. Of course this is not one of those insanely hopped beers, but one that most people would enjoy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Not very hoppy, for an IPA. I’ve had some pale ales hoppier than this. Aside from that, there’s really not much else to the beer, so I don’t think it’s very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Pasteurization killing flavor...damn it. Earthy nose, slome wood characteristics, slightly floral. Big white foamy head. Lovely golden hue. Looks good...Flavor is lacking. Malts first, but it just doesnt develop. Light bodied, thin, nothing happens in the finish except for some bitter hints, then the taste of wet socks. Saranac is disappointing me...

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