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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rotbart (155) - - JUN 2, 2012
Urine colored with clean white head. Hoppy aroma with a bitter taste with a carbonated bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3551) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2012
This is awfully mild for an IPA, but very interesting. Not too hoppy and very easy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (829) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. About a finger of head. Color was golden pale urine. Light layer of frothy white lacing that lasted for about 75 percent of the pour. Decent amount of soaky, suddy film on the sides. Smelled of sharp spicy bitter hops up front. Then got lemon, lime and pine hops. Kind of digging the smell, but I have a bad feeling this isn’t going to end well. It reminded me slightly of a Double Take IPA. The taste surprisingly held up better than I thought it would. Got lemon, lime and pine hops, with a semi-healthy dose of rye hops as well. Reminded me of iced tea as all rye hops do to me. Much more smooth than the smell to start, which gives way to a slightly bitter, but balanced finish. Medium body. Oily texture, but seemed to have be watery as well. Average carbonation. Clean, crisp finish with some slight bitterness. A pretty good beer, really perfect for June or July. I was pleasantly surprised at its drinkability.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle; clear amber with small off-white head; aroma-, hay, citrus, cat pee, herbs, cooked vegetables; taste-light sweetness, moderate bitterness, bitter finish. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2456) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle from Summer Seasonal 12 pack. Pours a light and clear gold with a finger or so of frothy head and very mild aromas for the style. A little bit of soapy citrus and some light honey and apple sweetness is about all I’m finding. Bitterness takes over in the flavor, but it is a directionless bitter quality that doesn’t have much flavor to it... kind of like a bit of washed out pine needles with a little lemon peel. It’s abrasively bitter, but doesn’t seem to have any flavor associated with it. Malt is maybe a little underbalanced and the rye is difficult to detect, maybe just a twang of it mid-palate. Finish is bitter and a little puckering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma of ripe citrus and pine. Flavor much the same, a bit astringent with light tartness, kinda dry, earthy bitter in finish. Medium mouth feel with medium-high carbonation. Sorry, but I am not a fan of this one, just seems a bit all over the place.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(bottle 2/4/11). Light copper color, with light cloudiness. Medium off white head. Moderate bread/biscuit malt, with light spicy hops. Flavor of the same, with moderate rye/earthiness. Long duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (3817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 25, 2011
The rye gives a pretty good spicy edge to it, otherwise this is a rather bland IPA that only stands out because of the rye.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
drjay44 (2615) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle, shared at brew club. Pours a thin white head, over a clear light (SRM 7) amber body....nose is light cereal, light toffee/caramel, light floral honey.....taste is generally bitter, with minimal grapefruit, pine, light floral tones...mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a fairly typical IPA. The rye seems hidden. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Experienced from a 12oz bottle in a stemless wine glass. The beer pours a light copper color, with a moderate white head. The nose shows extensive age, lacking any real hop character, and instead showing medium English crystal malt notes, along with the telltale signs of oxidation. The palate lacks any hop character, whatsoever. However, it does show a nice caramel malt note, and a background fruity ester note that seems to betray the use of an English strain. Carbonation and mouthfeel are fine. The finish is malty and lightly fruity. Overall, it’s likely this example was restrained to begin with, and lost any remnant of hop aroma, bitterness, or flavor with age. Disappointing.

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