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RATINGS: 909   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!


phikus01's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Amber in color, nutty malt backbone to some hoppiness gives way to an overwhelming cheap beer finish.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (1422) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber orange with off-white foamy head, floral aroma, high carbonation, thin body, slightly metallic hoppy taste, medium bitter finish. The hops bitterness is a bit off.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingofthemtn (46) - - JUL 2, 2015
Crisp and refreshing the hops still outweigh any malt flavor. I dub this beer IPA-light. A little more malt flavor and a little less carbonation and this would be a perfect pale ale for me.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle caramel. Taste is light caramel.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (7207) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 2, 2015
bottle - spicy and fruity hop nose is light but pleasant. Feel and flavor fall a little flat. I’m not a fan of English style pales generally and on top of that, this is an average one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5467) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
35cl Bottle from drankgigant.nl., as Our Pale Ale. Slightly hazy copper/amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of subtle hops, light citrus, lots of caramel, crystal malts. Flavour is likewise, light fruity, light toast, crystal malts, caramel, decent hoppy bitterness. Light bodied. I think it’s a bit old already, nevertheless an easy and enjoyable beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mstrcrwly (698) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
drank straight from the bottle..aroma of pine,florals,resin...crisp,some hop bitterness..but that’s about it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
666ale (74) - Edimburg, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Amber.tight foam.light frizzy body.some hops, dry, grains. Light bitterness. Auful beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5638) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
* Old rating, 355 ml, 2010. Malzig-süßliches Bier. Schöne hopfenaromatische Note, die etwas unter der Süße liegt, Nicht zu ausgeprägt, süffig-frisch. Nett.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a clear copper color. There’s a little under two fingers worth of off-white colored head, and the retention is actually quite good. Plenty of lacing is left behind, as well. S: There is a slight hoppiness to the nose, floral in nature. But primarily, the strongest note is caramel and toffee from the malts. It’s certainly hoppier than most standard EPAs, but too malty to be a proper APA - and the malts aren’t the kind that strike me the right way. T: Looking at is as an English-style pale ale, it’s a bit hoppier than the norm, thankfully. Herbal, piny bitterness hits the palate first, albeit in a restrained fashion. After the midtaste, the caramel-laden malts come to the forefront. They’re the textbook crystal malts (blegh), and I don’t like them. Having said that, this is just dry enough where I’m almost not bothered by them. But damn, I wish this had even more hops. M: Kind of sweet...given how the last two Saranac beers were pretty damn dry, it’s disappointing that this has a sweeter, heavier feel. It’s not undrinkable per se, just not at all effortless. O: It’s honestly mildly successful as an English-style pale ale...but a failure as a ’Murican pale ale. I don’t even like (most) EPAs, so this one is a misfire to me. A tick is a tick, though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
joejames (365) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours clear amber, quick head, some lacing. Aroma of pine and caramel. Tastes about the same on the sweet side. Light bodied, medium carbonation, soapy mouth feel. Finishes lightly bitter with notes of herbs, caramel, pine and a little metallic. Average.


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