Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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, itís likely this example was restrained to begin with, and lost any remnant of hop aroma, bitterness, or flavor with age. Disappointing.
generallee08 (530) - New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a light amber body with very good clarity. The head is just off white in color, tall and foamy. It has a good two finger thickness which hangs on well and makes lots of nice lace patters on the glass. The aroma has a mellow hint of dark rye bread and very mild hops. The flavor has a light bready malt base with mild clover honey like sweetness that lets the flavor of the rye come through. Spicy and dry leafy hop flavor comes in close to and into the finish which also has a balanced hop bitterness lingering for a while. Its body has a good medium feel with just enough soft carbonation, Overall the Saranac Rye IPA has very good balance of flavors but I think hop heads will be looking for a little more hop flavor. Still, I feel that this is a wonderful beer and a very drinkable Rye IPA.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is one of the least impressive Rye IPAs Iíve had. The rye is nearly invisible. So is the IPA come to think of it.
ADesenberg (552) - Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: golden with a small white head. Aroma of slight pine... Taste is slightly spicy and slightly piney... Itís a slight disappointment if you havenít figured that out yet. So many great rye.p.aís out there... This is not in the top ten.
crazyvin (1900) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A pale golden body with a white head that has good retention and nice lace. Aroma had a mild resin notes, some peppery rye-like aromatics. Flavor had some nice bitterness and there was a mildly sweet malt note to it. Finish was slightly spicy and dry.
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KajII (777) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. The pour was a clear golden amber with an average (1-2 finger) white frothy head that reduced to a large puddle and small collar with good streaky lacing.
The aroma was kind of mild with a light grain and bread malts, grassy hops and an earthy yeast along with a note of caramel and a slight rye spiciness.
The taste was lightly malty with a hint of a caramel sweetness in the beginning, maturing slightly with a mild hoppiness and a light rye presence right at the end. The flavor was average in duration with a light spicy bitterness lingering for only a short while.
Mouthfeel was light in body with a watery and mildly dry texture and a lively carbonation.
Overall this brew had very little rye flavor and just a light bitterness which pretty much made it an OK brew, but really nothing special...
mansquito (3255) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leftovers from a party: Pours copper with a white head. Aroma is slight rye and a bit of hops. Taste is bland. It is underwhelming in every way. Tasted like a watered down rye IPA. Pointless.
rondphoto (1782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear medium copper color with a good head that stays as a cover, heavy cobwebs of lace. Taste is un-sweet malt (probably the rye) that blooms and sweetens a little through the palate, yielding in the finish to medium hops. The hops are quite visible, but not dominant. A good-tasting, well-balanced brew, easy to drink. Recommended.
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
9/02/2013: Saranac Rye IPA... Smells grainy with and off soapy/floral hoppiness; dirty pale golden color with a fluffy off-white head; rye bread crust up front with a decent level or rye spiciness and quite a bit of spipcy/herbal/soapy-floral hops and an above average amount of bitterness (for the style); medium-bodied, well-carbonated; meh, itís okay - I didnít really like it at first even though I really like rye, but it grew on me a little, although it isnít that great (pretty much my expectation for most Saranac beers). [12 fl. oz/ bottle from Jungle Jimís in Fairfield, Ohio.]
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 7/27/13 (12 Beers of Summer 12pk)-Pours a hazy light amber with a small white covering. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of hops, rye, and malt. This medium bodied brew does not have a big rye presence but is not too shabby.
BREWMUSKCLES (2192) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bitter finish this has black good pepper thru out. bottom of bottle has the settle so.... smooth and foamy with airy mouth feel that is not light. citrus grapefruit and some lemony sweetness.