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RATINGS: 905   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!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2008
12oz bottle. Orange/red/amber hued body with a nice thick light tan head. About 2.5 fingers thick, dense and creamy, with good retention. Some excellent lacing for the style is present as well. A really good looking beer. Nose of bitter citrus hops, floral perfume hops, caramel malt, sweet fleshy fruits and some soapy notes. Fore is pretty heavily astringent and bitter, rolling along the tongue we get sweet caramel malts and some sweet citrus fruits. Back end is more of the same, leading to a healthy dose of bitterness in the swallow. This thing isn’t perfect or super in your face or anything like that, but damn if I don’t like it quite a bit. I could knock a few of these back as a session brew. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, slightly oily. Finish is bitter, lengthy, then at the very end some watery notes. Good beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (5187) - Amsterdam, 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 itís 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 (543) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
drank straight from the bottle..aroma of pine,florals,resin...crisp,some hop bitterness..but thatís about it.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
666ale (73) - 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 (4932) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
* Old rating, 355 ml, 2010. Malzig-sŁŖliches Bier. SchŲne hopfenaromatische Note, die etwas unter der SŁŖe liegt, Nicht zu ausgepršgt, sŁffig-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. Thereís 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. Itís certainly hoppier than most standard EPAs, but too malty to be a proper APA - and the malts arenít the kind that strike me the right way. T: Looking at is as an English-style pale ale, itís 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. Theyíre the textbook crystal malts (blegh), and I donít like them. Having said that, this is just dry enough where Iím 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, itís disappointing that this has a sweeter, heavier feel. Itís not undrinkable per se, just not at all effortless. O: Itís honestly mildly successful as an English-style pale ale...but a failure as a íMurican pale ale. I donít 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 (288) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaKeAFC (659) - ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
Saranac Pale Ale (US) - EPA - 5.5% 2.8/5

35 cl bottle, bb dec.2014. Copper color, short but lacing offwhite head. Hoppy nose. Aroma is sharp, hoppy with soap and citrus, yeast and burnt wood, yucky at first, donít lnow if this bottle is too aged, but feels like homemade, alcoholic already. Taste is quite sour. Caramel malts and slight bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied. Quite solid EPA but not astonishing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GuideDogSaint (678) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 4, 2014
33o ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with a dissipating white head. Aroma is malt and pine. Bitter metallic finish. Watery. Distinctly underwhelming.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
I remember this being one of the first "microbrews" I had back when I was 16 as this was one of the few available. When Peteís Wicked Ale was chocolatey hopped goodness long before they were bought by coors and reformulated to schwag. This pale ale is English instyle, malts offer notes of caramel, balanced bland hop profile gives a somewhat apple cider flavor. being an hour from where this is brewed and its mass production I will inevitably have this again when Iím stuck needing a beer and this is the domestic micro brew available.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcos (1643) - Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Had over the summer. Reasonable amount of hops, lightly bitter. Light body.


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