BHeart (72) - - JUN 28, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Actually has a decent hop aroma, but relatively bland taste. Not a lot to the body, light hop finish. Golden color, pretty average.
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ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12.
From a 12 ounce bottle into a shaker pint glass.
A: Floral hop notes and some citrus along with grainy malts.
A: Pours a clear lightly carbonated gold with a one-finger puffy white head that sticks around for a few minutes.
T: Follows the nose, with a slightly more pronounced grassy taste.
P: Smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied.
O: Super quaffable ale.
LowBrau (91) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold, thin white head. Subtly hoppy nose. First sip is fresh & bright, more tart than bitter. Light-bodied and easy drinking, it has a slightly creamy texture. Light citrus and nut aromas and a little coriander. Overall, it was pleasant.
Darwenus (593) - Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Cloudy copper color with a brief head and a little lace. There just isn’t any aroma to comment on. It has no smell. At least it doesn’t stink, I guess. The flavor reminds me of a mixture of weak IPA, iced tea, and maybe a little cough syrup. I will avoid this beer from now on.
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - 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 (571) - 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 (519) - 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 (1399) - 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 (2933) - 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 (581) - 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