TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Super clean, light suspended dust. Nose is super grainy and vegetal. I honestly did not expect it to be this bad. Flavor is similar but you can actually taste a little bit of centennial hop and that signature saranac metallic yeast. Ugh.
collinmb (66) - - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A pretty delicious ipa, and easy to drink. A pretty golden amber color, and good lacing.
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Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Glassware: Yuengling pint...Occasion: still in the afterglow of the Christmas holiday...Appearance: thick, meteor-laden chunks in the pale white head; burnt orange body; head laces thickly as well-promising...Aroma: bright, punchy citrus-orange peel and lemon zest--a bit of soap dish affects the scent...Palate: begins medium-bodied; slightly obtrusive at the throat; foamy and soft at the teeth...Taste: oddly a combination of puckerish hops and troublesome aftertaste--not a beer to enjoy slowl--or often--due to this quirk...Overall: Not a session IPA after all, unless I ended up with a bad batch...not among Saranac’s better offerings...
Drjohnrock (691) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Session IPA? I’ll be the judge of that, Matt. Poured from twelve ounce bottle from Saranac 12 Beers Of Summer variety pack bought at Sams Club. Light amber/gold hue, medium white head, light bittersweet aroma, light bittersweet flavor with sour undercurrent. The only session this would be suitable for would be with a bunch of guys under a bridge holding paper bags of their favorite cheap swill. Otherwise, avoid.
RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Dark. Overly malted. Taste is a slightly bitter amber ale. I guess it’s easy to not sacrifice hop character when there’s none to begin with.
Blairgus (4182) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
23 Oct 2012, bottle. yellow, clear, steady bubbles, foamy head. nose is mild spruce and lemon pith. thin body and fizzy. crisp, mild lemon hops. not much here.
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 20, 2012
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma is of a macrobrew. No hops to speak of. This tastes like a miller high life. I can’t believe this is an ipa. One word: Pathetic
coldbrewky (1704) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Digging about in the cooler during Barry’s shindig yesterday, I fell across this. Yes, a nice session. But fairly lackluster in all aspects of direct from the bottle consumption. No discernible nose. Mouthfeel is meh. Watery and blah body eventually leads to a forgetable finish. Hops must have been in small quantity for they did little to impress. Consumed during all encompassing discussion of the Song of Ice and Fire 5 book series with Anne and Joy.
Tac (157) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours small head, nice cloudy golden body. Aroma of some citrus, herbal and honey notes, taste is slightly sour with decent bitterness.
Bierkrug (2130) - - SEP 23, 2012
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355 ml bottle from The Beer Store in Montichello, NY. Pours a cloudy gold color with a low white head. Aroma is floral hops and some spices, rather nice but the pleasure ends there. Taste is a weak malty, pinesol and floral with dry bitterness. No IPA fan here but this was below average.