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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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. We’ve 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (998) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Golden, with a touch of red and a thin head. A strangely muted nose....where is the Rye? Definitely a presence of hops and nestle crunch milk chocolate but extremely quiet. Aggressively hopped? On first taste I certainly taste the hops but not nearly as potent as I was led to believe. This being said, it works well because its accompanied by the promised spice and a dry but sweet rye that lingers endlessley and so delicate around the back of the palate. There is also the presence of pine and a touch of lime. The aggresive hops finally show their face on the finish as this one just leaves a stingy bitterness that hangs around for as long as you choose. A bold beast that plays possom at first but attacks relentlessly and doesn’t stop!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
12 oz bottle, pours a clear, sudsy amber color. Aroma is not floral like a regular IPA but more spicy and citrusy. Taste is sweet and spicy with very little bitterness. Palate is smooth and agreeable. Nice crisp aftertaste. More like a Pale Ale than an IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
freekyp (1463) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Aroma shows aggressive piney notes, but with a somewhat unpleasant cattty overtone. Pours a gorgeous clear amber with a thick rocky white head. Nice sticky lacing accompanies. Flavor starts off slightly nutty, but quickly amps up the hops with an earthy bitterness that lasts long into the finish. A bit on the thin side, I would have liked a bit stronger malt backbone. The rye plays a role in dry bitter finish.

1.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (3808) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 There is a special palce in my beery heart for saranac. First beer that I can remember that gave me a variety pack. Pours yellow oarnge some brown. Smell is hoppy mettallic indicator. First taste is resin and spruce sap laced with chewed up green grapefruit rinds. Oily soapy palate. Looks nice in glass. On style, tho perhaps average in the hopp ale effect. Long rude bittter linger. Nice looking carbonation in the glass but barely any in the mouth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkBarnes (372) - Waterville, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Dec. 28, 2009; 12 oz. bottle (part of an uneven winter sampler). Gold color; thin head; grapefruit aroma; slightly-sour & tart citrus flavor; palate is surprisingly astringent & dry. Another generally inoffensive, "variation-on-a-played-out-theme" brew from Upstate New York’s masters of it.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fsbw21086 (328) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2010 Nice IPA. Crisp flavors with a generous portion of hops ( it is an IPA of corse). Tastes is refreshing and sharp. Good amount of carbonation and slight citrus flavors. I would drink a few more, but wouldn’t go out of my way. Edit: gave 2 more points a year later picked up on a bit more earthy flavors which was appreciated

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1337) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Pours a deep orange. Aroma is mild citrus and some toffee with the malted rye. Flavor profile is citrus, grapefruit, and a slight rye sharpness. Pleasant

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours gold with a thin head. Lightly sweet malt aroma with some faint notes of spicy hops. The rye malt is much more evident in the flavor, some light piny and floral hop notes combine to make a pretty decent winter IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2009
pours clear pale straw gold with a fluffy off-white head. aroma is light, mostly bitter pine/slight mettallic and fruity notes with a slight spicy hoppiness. flavor is slightly bitter and spicy, rye comes more in the aftertaste, builds with time. finish is dry, bitter, long lasting. not as many ibu’s as i would have hoped, but not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11192) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12oz bottle. Small white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/pine, some apricot, caramel. Light-medium body.


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