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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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!

Quake1028's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (636) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1279) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Bouteille sans date. Robe ambrée claire sans col de mousse. Arômes de malt caramélisé, sucre d’orge, gazon, orange et autres agrumes, un peu de sucre d’érable. A quelques similitudes avec un barleywine américain. En bouche, houblons terreux, gazon humide, orange trop mûre, zeste de citron. Beaucoup moins sucré qu’au nez à part un soupçon de caramel. Texture huileuse et corps mince.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (365) - Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours dark copper , head lasts a bit. Grass, hay, some (stone?) fruit in the aroma. Taste is fairly hoppy for a pale ale, I am getting subtle bitterness (though with less fruit than the aroma) more than malt. A slight off taste on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1460) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
En ale der ligger i enden af sødlig ales, med en frugtagtig smag, og ikke ret meget humle. Let sødlig meget læskende øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. in the sample glass was amber; White head. Nose of caramel malts and fruit . Medium body. Flavor is more malts than hops and the is some bitterness in the finish. Decent and drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5569) - Freising, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2015
(bottle) hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of honeymelon and pears, with a light touch of pale malts, some alcohol and tobacco. flavour is mostly the same, heavy honeymelon and caramel, with some notes of cherry juice, more pears and a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (6263) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
From a bottle in Old Forge NY. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grass. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2321) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingofthemtn (55) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (21679) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle caramel. Taste is light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (10249) - 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.

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