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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 178   ABV: 5.95%
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An IPA with a wry twist, Saranac Rye IPA is an aggressively hopped brew, sure to take your taste buds on an adventure. Weíve stepped away from the mold of typical IPAs and selected premium rye malt and a unique mix of spicy hops. Look for a crisp, brazen finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (620) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
It has a light amber body with very good clarity. The head is just off white in color, tall and foamy. It has a good two finger thickness which hangs on well and makes lots of nice lace patters on the glass. The aroma has a mellow hint of dark rye bread and very mild hops. The flavor has a light bready malt base with mild clover honey like sweetness that lets the flavor of the rye come through. Spicy and dry leafy hop flavor comes in close to and into the finish which also has a balanced hop bitterness lingering for a while. Its body has a good medium feel with just enough soft carbonation, Overall the Saranac Rye IPA has very good balance of flavors but I think hop heads will be looking for a little more hop flavor. Still, I feel that this is a wonderful beer and a very drinkable Rye IPA.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
This is one of the least impressive Rye IPAs Iíve had. The rye is nearly invisible. So is the IPA come to think of it.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ADesenberg (561) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle: golden with a small white head. Aroma of slight pine... Taste is slightly spicy and slightly piney... Itís a slight disappointment if you havenít figured that out yet. So many great rye.p.aís out there... This is not in the top ten.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (1911) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
A pale golden body with a white head that has good retention and nice lace. Aroma had a mild resin notes, some peppery rye-like aromatics. Flavor had some nice bitterness and there was a mildly sweet malt note to it. Finish was slightly spicy and dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
12oz bottle. The pour was a clear golden amber with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced to a large puddle and small collar with good streaky lacing. The aroma was kind of mild with a light grain and bread malts, grassy hops and an earthy yeast along with a note of caramel and a slight rye spiciness. The taste was lightly malty with a hint of a caramel sweetness in the beginning, maturing slightly with a mild hoppiness and a light rye presence right at the end. The flavor was average in duration with a light spicy bitterness lingering for only a short while. Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery and mildly dry texture and a lively carbonation. Overall this brew had very little rye flavor and just a light bitterness which pretty much made it an OK brew, but really nothing special... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Leftovers from a party: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is slight rye and a bit of hops. Taste is bland. It is underwhelming in every way. Tasted like a watered down rye IPA. Pointless.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (1828) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Clear medium copper color with a good head that stays as a cover, heavy cobwebs of lace. Taste is un-sweet malt (probably the rye) that blooms and sweetens a little through the palate, yielding in the finish to medium hops. The hops are quite visible, but not dominant. A good-tasting, well-balanced brew, easy to drink. Recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2980) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
9/02/2013: Saranac Rye IPA... Smells grainy with and off soapy/floral hoppiness; dirty pale golden color with a fluffy off-white head; rye bread crust up front with a decent level or rye spiciness and quite a bit of spipcy/herbal/soapy-floral hops and an above average amount of bitterness (for the style); medium-bodied, well-carbonated; meh, itís okay - I didnít really like it at first even though I really like rye, but it grew on me a little, although it isnít that great (pretty much my expectation for most Saranac beers). [12 fl. oz/ bottle from Jungle Jimís in Fairfield, Ohio.]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
12oz bottle 7/27/13 (12 Beers of Summer 12pk)-Pours a hazy light amber with a small white covering. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of hops, rye, and malt. This medium bodied brew does not have a big rye presence but is not too shabby.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
bitter finish this has black good pepper thru out. bottom of bottle has the settle so.... smooth and foamy with airy mouth feel that is not light. citrus grapefruit and some lemony sweetness.


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