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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours a golden color with a white foamy head. Smells of rye. Taste is dry and a bit bitter. I like rye

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Very faint hop aroma. Seemingly clear amber colour. OK stable creamy tan head. Mild flowery hop flavour. Creamy mouthfeel, must be the rye. OK bitter finish, more aroma hop.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10512) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a mild, white head. Some earthy hops and caramel in the aroma. Light sweetness in the flavor, then mostly bitterness. Grassy, piney, earthy bitterness with a somewhat muddled, plastic finish. Light to medium in body with lively carbonation and slight alcohol. Some roastiness in the finish as well. The odd aftertaste seems to diminish as the beer warms a bit. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2010
This stuff isn’t very bold or up front with the hops compared to most IPAs but it is a good balanced ale. Fairly light and satisfying, I think calling it an IPA almost miscategorizes it. It’s more of a mild pale ale, but it’s good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz. bottle from a mixed Winter Saranac pack from A-1 Liquor in Indianapolis. Pours a clear yellow-gold color with a finger-thick eggshell white head. Notes of rye and citrusy hops jump forward, which is nice, and are followed by lemon citrus, straw, and earthy notes. No bitterness, a little light on the hops. Light-bodied, with active carbonation. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (5813) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle thanks to Eugene. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head, lots of lacing. The aroma is sweet rye and citrus hops. A sweet honey and rye flavor, light hops, light bitterness and rye tangy flavors. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastiefan2k (2367) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2010
12oz bottle. Color is burnt golden clear. Aroma is muted hops and they come off as a bit like cleaning product. Flavor has a but sweet and spicy, even a light vanilla. More hops, lightly astringent and some cleaning product. But its got that nice nostalgic Saranac touch.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Clear yellow, whitish cover. Aroma is strange sweet malt, light spicy hops or rye. Taste is some spicy rye, caramel, citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
I’m a hophead, and this one, procured in 4Q 09 from Pat’s in Pottstown, poured dark brown w off tan white head. Nose was rye malt, hopd, earthy peaty fruit. Fairly balanced palate with rye malt, earthy hops, some fruityt flsavors, and a rich finish. Solid, and a beer I’d like to see FX MAtt produce all year round.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow with a nice head. The aroma was sweet malts and hops. The flavor had some peppery spice, nice hops and a hint of those sweet malts. Overall, not over powering, but tasty.


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