terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
rcasta (839) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 17, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
Shanebrews (194) - Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a pleasant English IPA. The aroma is full of hops and not much malt. Itís 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.
daniele (5792) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber good head floreal light caremel medium bitterness
Ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente note maltate caramello floreale lieve cotrico un po stanca
bstaff88 (11) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 doesnít overwhelm you with hops I believe thatís why many people leave negative reviews. Great beer for someone trying to move away from BMCís and into to "craft" beers.
Gamin (108) - - FEB 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on draft at Loviní 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.
BucannonXC5 (935) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: 16-oz. glass
From: My aunt Jenny
Price: N/A for a variety 12-pack
Consumed: Jan. 16, 2014
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.
khart0126 (3) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
More than an "okay" beer. Some of these comments are flat silly. This is a nice tasting beer, pours copper and tastes great.
sonnycheeba (3766) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear amber with rising fizzy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cracker malts, floral notes, pear, apples, and faint toffee. Flavor is balanced dry malts and light hop bitterness with some light fruit esters and faint toast; dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Bricks (635) - Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Average appearance.. an amber golden brown with good head. Smells of malt, grain with some metallic notes. Bitter, creamy mouthfeel. It tastes muddled... balanced, yet not complex at all... various notes trying to fight for prominence. Itís OK.