Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a copper/orange body with a gigantic, enormous (gigantinormous?) head. Off white, about 4 fingers thick and very sudsy. Leaves some impressive lcobweb acing as well. Good looking beer. Nose of soapy hops, citrus fruits, grass, pine and sweet caramel malts. Everything is a little muted compared to the best examples of the style, however. What is there is nice, and this beer has no noticeable flaws in the aroma department. Fore is fairly sweet with the caramel malts and citrus sweetness. Middle to back picks up a decent amount of bitterness and pine, along with some soapy hints. Finish is bitter, pine, citrus and malts. Lengthy. Medium bodied, could be a bit more oily for the style, but that’s a minor nitpick. This one is a bit underrated in my view, easy to drink and nothing glaring as far as flaws go.
Tstamba (138) - Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle, no date. Clear light amber white rapidly dissipating white head. Funky smell... Not much hop action, unbalanced, funny aftertaste... May be past itís prime? Meh... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (1465) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Thick White Head, Some Lacing
S: Malty, Mild Floral
T: Malty, Cascade Hops
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a pretty boring IPA with a definite cascade hops nose and taste but nothing else.
boxofrane (1670) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Pours clear amber with a small white head that quickly dissipates. The aroma is all caramel and citrus.. no hop profile at all. The taste is dry, medium bitter, unbalanced, and unenjoyable.
fgallardo (7) - - AUG 30, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells a bit of citrus. Preferred by its taste. Some wheat? Good IPA for the price point ($8.99 box of 6)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Foamy white head. Golden clear color. Aroma is spicy grass and pine. Flavors of pine and herb, bitter and oats. Lingering bitterness
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6/24/2011: Saranac India Pale Ale... Aroma: Citrus flower aroma; toffee candy; Appearance: Shiny marigold color, hazy; large, lasting frothy beige-colored head; spiderweb lacing. Flavor: Biscuit malt with some honeysuckle-like sweetness; moderate bitterness that sneaks up on the palate after the swallow; hop flavor is mostly herbal and floral; slight soapiness Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, calm texture; oily feel afterwards. Overall: Decent IPA and a pretty fair price; Saranac isnít nearly as bad as I remember it...
12 fl. oz. bottle from Kroger in Harrison, Ohio. Rating #777 for this beer.
novice101 (103) - - JUL 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a lazy light orange with a small white head. Smells a bit of citrus not much of anything else. Taste is a bit better, just enough to know that there were hops, other than it it is much pretty plain. Not impressed at all
Beergeek23322 (1673) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
July 2011. Ugh, weak and watery. Aromas of caramel amd malt. They definitely held back on the hops for this one. Why even bother?
spilledpint (337) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Harris Teeter
Ar: Mild citrus with a bit of pine.
Ap: Clear, copper. Frothy white head with a bit of lace.
T: Sweet, bready up front. Finish is moderately bittered but not particularly flavorful. Slightly tannic note on the finish as well.
P: Medium-thick and a bit sticky.
O: Meh. Just a really mediocre IPA.
hfmejias (527) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is mostly malts (unusual for an IPA) with some hops (not a whole lot). Taste is also mostly sweet caramel, some citrus notes and a slight bitterness towards the end. It doesnít tastes bad but it is unusual flavor for an IPA.