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RATINGS: 893   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Saranac Pale Ale is a classic English Pale Ale brewed with six specialty malts and aggressively-hopped with hand-selected English Kent Goldings & Fruggles hops. Look for a rich fruity hop bouquet. A copper amber color and a smooth, full-flavored taste with a crisp finish that only comes from a genuine top fermented ale. Enjoy!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bill Becker (245) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 4, 2014
Thanks, Jacob, for the bottle! It pours a deep golden colour with a very firm 1" head of foam that leaves excellent lacing behind. The smell is on the sweetish side with just a bit of some bitterness noticeable to my nose. The taste does a good job of representing an EPA. Nice sweetish notes from the malt...not earthy nor grainy, just a pleasant sweetness. The hops show up mostly in the finish where it gets a tad bitter but overall, a very enjoyable brewski. On the light end of medium bodied, good carbonation, this is a well brewed beer. I like.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtTuCthulhu (1022) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 2, 2014
The color is a clear orange with a small white head, and the aroma blends grassy hops with amber malts. The taste is slightly bitter, a touch sour, and slightly sweet; the palate fuses a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and lightly bitter finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8352) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
[ Tap ][ He’s Not Here ][ 32oz ][ $5 ][ PET Blue Cup ][ 3/28/14 ]
>> Pours light amber, good yellow foam. Nose is vegetal, soy sauce, Worcestershire. Taste is papery, lemon, toffee, acid, water. At least it isn’t nutty, dusty, sticky.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (591) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle from Steve pours a pale copper small white head Much better then the low ratings would have you believe Good session beer

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 17, 2014
se deja beber, hay mejores Saranac Pale Ale is a classic English Pale Ale brewed with six specialty malts and aggressively-hopped with hand-selected English Kent Goldings & Fruggles hops. Look for a rich fruity hop bouquet. A copper amber color and a smooth, full-flavored taste with a crisp finish that only comes from a genuine top fermented ale. Enjoy!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
This is a pleasant English IPA. The aroma is full of hops and not much malt. It’s a good looking beer with an amber hue and plenty of head. The taste is lightly sweet, again the malt is subdued, and the finish is all hop but in balance. The palate is balanced right for the style with a long finish and the beer is pleasantly drinkable. I have had better but I would gladly drink another.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (5336) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2014
Amber good head floreal light caremel medium bitterness Ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate caramello floreale lieve cotrico un po stanca

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bstaff88 (8) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014 does not count
12oz bottle pours a 1-2 finger white head. Clear amber/copper color some carbonation visible. You can smell the hops as soon as you pour it into the glass. Aroma of Floral hops, with toasted malt, Caramel and something almost biscuit like. Taste is sweeter than I expected with caramel up front then the citrus gentle hop bite. Finishes clean maybe a bit dry. Very drinkable beer that doesn’t overwhelm you with hops I believe that’s why many people leave negative reviews. Great beer for someone trying to move away from BMC’s and into to "craft" beers.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gamin (97) - - FEB 5, 2014
Had it on draft at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester. This is incredibly malt forward for (at least the current state of) a pale ale. To go with those malts is an unpleasant, musty aftertaste that really ruins an otherwise passable beer. Not a big fan.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (827) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: 16-oz. glass From: My aunt Jenny Price: N/A for a variety 12-pack Purchased: N/A Consumed: Jan. 16, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a caramel amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Great amount of uneven foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. Smelled caramel, honey, wheat, rye, floral hops and cereal. Tasted caramel, citrus hops, pine, floral hips, honey, lime, faint orange, wheat and grass hops. Medium-to-light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Astringent finish. This beer was one of my top-three favorites about seven years ago. Not so anymore, but I will always like this beer.


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