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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. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmosetc (12) - - MAY 29, 2013
Bottled. Gold with minimal head. Light hoppy/floral scent. Bitter, but with a nice malt/rye aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LowBrau (74) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
Medium gold, minimal head. Quite bitter, especially the first sip. Floral nose. Medium-bodied, very bubbly, soft mouthfeel. Very hoppy, has a peppery aroma and some malt sweetness with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lightrider (311) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a dark ruby copper with a nice creamy head that laces out slowly. Aroma is all ipa, hops. Taste is a nice bitter hop with a lite malt undertone. Finish is a bitter wash. This is a good ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5743) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Pure amber, relatively still, little head. Drinks with a nice snap up front. As it settles and warms, it mellows. Has an odd lagery component that my weak palate fails to characterize. Overall, an enjoyable quaff. (#4942, 2/14/2013)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (516) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Glassware: Yuengling pint; Occasion: O’s?Yanks four-game seriees opens...Appearance: nicely effervescent copper body holds a generous, cloudy two-finger white head that laces quite nicely...Aroma: bright, punchy fragrance--alluring boquet...Palate: thin for an IPA, and fizzy and oily enough to sully the experience....Taste: mildly present; the taste is fleeting and not the spicy, hoppy mix that the label--or the scent--promised!...Overall: lacing nicely at its end, this beer’s promise of a complex, interesting IPA fizzes into a watered-down, albeit comfortable, brew...would not seek it out for an evening....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Saranac 12 Beers Of Summer variety pack purchased at Sams Club, tasted on August 11, 2012. Medium gold/amber hue, medium white head, moderate bittersweet aroma with rye definitely present with citrus and pine as well, moderate to strong with some peppery taste, rye malt a good foil for the hops. Unlike Saranac’s unwisely named Session IPA, I could see drinking this at a session. Beer drinkers pick their own session brews, Matt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1167) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2012
A pretty run of the mill IPA with a bit of a rye bite. It’s okay, but nothing special. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2609) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2012
27 Oct 2012, bottle. yellow, clear, occasional bubbles. i expected it to be a shade darker. nose is faint lemon rind and red fruit or sweet flowers. med body and mildly fizzy. rye flavor comes out in the flavor. not big rye flavor, just a bit of a bite. otherwise, just an average mild ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tac (120) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Decent white head. Aroma of some citrus and herbs. Taste is some honey, slightly bitter. Quite well balanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (7602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Spicy orange malt. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and moderate bitter herbal/quinine flavor. Light body. Didn’t get any rye out of this - disappointing.

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