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Finally a Pale Ale true to it’s name! We’ve created a crisp, hoppy Pale Ale that is truly pale in color without sacrificing the hop character and malt balance you expect in an American Pale Ale. We’ve selected citrusy centennial hops balance by the background nuttiness of Maris Otter Malt. We think you’ll find this the most refreshing Pale Ale you’ve ever had. 11.75°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (850) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Pours a light golden with a light white head. Light aromas of citrus and pine hops with barley and nut. Many light flavor here. Starts with light citrus hop, then a little pine, nut, and caramel. Crisp, bitter and clean. A little on the watery side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2009
A truly pale ale, but also a little light on flavor, besides for that hoppy after kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
This beer is sooo pale, paler than pale in fact. Palest of all pales. Alright, that’s enough. But seriously, it’s a really crisp beer with some noticeable hops in the taste. A slight bitterness is present, and it finishes very dry. Excellent on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (2499) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 4, 2009
A clear golden ale. Decent white head and good carbonation. Some sweetness followed by hops. Not too many hops, that’s good. Crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale golden color with a huge yellow-white head. The aroma was lightly fruity, floral and piney hops. The flavor was light fruity and floral hops with faint tangy malts. Decent balance. Mild but pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Nice enough effort. They can’t seem to get over the hump to produce truly great beers, but Saranac has found a niche in the "slightly better than average" market. Decent hopping, with the American style in force. Easy to drink. Pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Well, in fairness, it is paler than the standard American or English pale Ale. The color is a gold color, not like a pale lager, but not quite as red as a regular pale ale. Thick white head. The aroma is more or less like a standard pale ale, hoppy, citrusy, some caramel malt. The flavor is bread, caramel, nuts, mainly malts, slight citrus. There’s a lot more hops in the aroma than the flavor. The finish is citrus hops, mild, yet persistent. Decent pale ale overall. Saranac accomplished what they said they would with a pale ale that was truly pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adavis234 (286) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2009
12 oz. bottle. Clear gold pour with a little white head. Pretty strong aroma of citrusy hops and a bit of malt. Sweet, grapefruity taste with a malty finish. Fairly crisp but without sacrificing too much flavor. A better beer than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3440) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear light orange with a small white head. Aroma of bready/doughy malts, light citrus, and fruit hops. Flavor is sweet initially with a nice malty, bready finish. Slightly on the sweet side. Easy to drink, decent beer. 7/4/6/3/14 (3.4/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of blossoming floral hops, citrus hops, cracker and french bread malt. Flavor highlights the hops with a basic, pale malt background. Sharpness coming from somewhere, not sure if it was some astringency or just biting carbonation, but it detracted from an otherwise very enjoyable brew.

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