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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 178   ABV: 5.95%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (17258) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (14738) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (13533) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours gold with a creamy slight white head. Aroma of must and herb. Med body. Flavor is rye spice with some floral and arguably noble hop. The rye persists into the finish, and frankly is all that saves this ale that was otherwise crafted with less than required ingredients.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (12818) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12570) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of rye, earthiness, spicy hops and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of rye, earthiness, spicy hops and light pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter rye finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2009
12 ounce bottle from the winter sampler. Pours a clear golden color with a moderate sized head. Poor head retention and fair lacing. Aroma is very faint... caramel, spicy rye and leafy hops. All very faint. Taste is fruity hops with rye and a bitter hoppy finish. Fruity throughout. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
shrubber85 (9948) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9245) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
Pale straw colour with a thick sticky white head. The nose is quite fresh and spicy. The rye is really expressive in here, coming through as a really light, zesty spiciness. The palate is a bit light and slightly citrusy. Zesty and lightly citrusy hops that complement the malts pretty nicely. The bittering hops are very underutilized... this feels like 30 IBUs. There is a nice light woodiness as well. I do like it, but it could use about 2X the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu (8970) - 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.

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