mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Guess you can’t call it an IRA? Faint woody and minty aromas doing battle with a somewhat lager-like mineral note. There are some tasty hop flavors in there, if you can get past the vegetal and mineral off-flavors. Very lagerlike, an IRL? Really nice color.
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: The pour produced a tall light tan head over an amber colored body with great clarity and some nice visible carbonation.
Smell: There are nice juicy citrus hops and sweet malty notes jumping right out of the glass.
Taste / Palate: Mild hop notes and sweet bready maltiness mix up front with hop flavor and bitterness building up on the back end. It’s middle has just a touch of caramel and toffee sweetness. The palate is classic Saranac medium body and average easy drinking feel with balances carbonation.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice red complexion with a decent looking one finger-ed white foamy head that ends up dieing into the beer within about thirty seconds and left a decent amount of messy lacing.
The aroma smelled like a good cross between an AIPA and a Red Ale as there was just enough bitter piney hops and still had a nice sweet caramel maltiness combining nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet but did allow some nice bitter hops coming in to balance it for the most part. There was no aftertaste but it did have a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body, and showed some light sessionable qualities about it. The carbonation was decent for an IPA or a Red Ale as it was somewhat sharp at times but still wasn’t overbearing.
Overall, this was a good example of a cross between an AIPA and a Red Ale. I’d have this again if available.
bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A tad bit more malty than I was hoping for, but this is something I could enjoy again. And definitely for a cheap 12 pack, this helps the case for buying it.
Bill Becker (247) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks for the bottle, Jacob!
It pours a slightly hazy reddish gold with a very large head of foam that surprised me considering it came straight from the fridge.
I get light notes of citrus hops and grain.
Though hoppy, it’s more of a bitter flavour going on than an actual citrus thingy; the malt tastes toasted and grainy. The 63 IBUs don’t seem to working any magic. A pretty dull brew.
Medium bodied so mouthfeel.
The first Saranac that I didn’t find a joy to drink. S*it happens.
crazyvin (1929) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A reddish amber body with an off white head that had decent retention and nice lace. Aroma had a caramel malt base upfront and a nice blend of hops. Some citrus, floral and pine hops, but there was a mild sense of tropical fruits. Flavor was mildly sweet. The hops seemed to be restrained and seemed to have more of a grapefruit profile than anything else. Pine and floral qualities were too restrained. Light on the palate. A decent beer but lacking a little bit in some areas.
rcasta (832) - EL SALVADOR - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
mas mi tipo de birria, pero mucha malta quemada
Our Red IPA is a twist on a traditional West Coast IPA featuring a deep red color from European dark caramel malts. We brew with generous amounts of American hops including Calypso, Palisade and Chinook to give this IPA a distinctive hop aroma. You’ll notice a strong hoppy flavor with caramel malt undertones and a unique color that gives this IPA a whole new personality.
RxForHealth (152) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased in Ellicottville, NY. Pours an attractive amber red. Some lacing. Mild hoppy aroma. Bitterness on the tongue. Nice long semi-bitter finish. Nice hybrid and well done. I like this brewery.
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Shanebrews (173) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s a nice looking beer, amber with a full off-white head that retains well. The nose is more muted than I expected out of a beer claiming 63 IBU’s and I pick up as much of the malt as the hops. The taste is pleasantly malty and yet hoppy in the West Coast pine nut-citrus manner but a bit light bodied for the style that was attempted. Unremarkable and underwhelming for the style, but not a bad beer.
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Pours clear reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like malty grains, toffee, nutty, roasted. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malty, musky roasted nuts.
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from sampler pack. Pours clear amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is biscuit and cereal malts, floral hops, light apple, light raisin, and faint caramel. Flavor is dry malts, faint berries, light hop bitterness, and faint toffee stickiness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.