HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2002
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 Nice looking IPA. The nose is woody/earthy. The palate is a prime example of a beer that has been ruined by pasteurization. Astringent bitterness. Watery and weak.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Simply put Iím a hop head and this IPA just does not do it for me. Like most Saranac brews it pours well and retains head with a reddish golden body. Lacks the hoppiness and spiciness I look for in an IPA. More IBUís please.
Panzuriel (1508) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good India Pale ale. Strong but not too strong on the hops. Good flavor. Good look in the glass. Nice hoppy aroma. A decent beer and a decent IPA, but not a great one.
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very mild but pleasant aroma - great head retention - frothy. Beautiful golden honey color with moderate carbonation. Hopped with slightly bitter aftertaste. The taste definitely became more tart and vibrant as it warmed up just a little. Iíve had hoppier IPAs but this was pretty good.
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my kind of beer.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
working my way through the saranac sample pack. this one has a very slight haze, itís the yellow-orange color of dried corn, pantone 138, with a tight cap of off- white suds. peanuts, parchment and prairie grass in the aroma, (if one can imagine that), itís really all about cascade hops. flavor is edgy, hoppy, only slightly more captivating than a ífriendsí rerun. itís not very complex. neither is my dog, but sheís just fine.
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good Ipa, needs a little something
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the best of Saranacís ípseudo-dankí beers. Extremely bitter, but like itís pale ale cousin, not enough behind the bitterness.Not enough floral hops or malty chewiness
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2001
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not very hoppy, fair malt profile. Decent.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2001
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly above average - but more astringent than hoppy. Better IPAís are out there.