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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Saranac Wet Hop IPA is a specially brewed beer made with locally grown New York State Heirloom and Cascade hops. These hops were hand picked by friends of Saranac to create this one of a kind, delicious Double IPA. Brewed less than 24 hours after picking, youíll notice the distinct hop freshness and citrusy herbal flavor. Your taste buds will stand up and take notice!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3542) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small white head. Nose is somewhat hoppy with a bit of a malt undertone to it. Taste is somewhat bitter with some floral notes coming through, but well-balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2011
On tap at the Little Pub. Big hop character in the aroma. Taste is also big on the hops, subtle citrus notes as well. Medium-high bitterness, medium bodied, finishes crisp and clean. Itís a solid beer, and I like it better than their High Peaks Series Imperial IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bomber from HalfTime. Pours light golden/orange amber with a transient white head. Aroma of light citrus and some herb/veg. Med body. Flavor is rather herbal with some background citrus. Itís a good hoppy beer, but at 7% I donít think it qualifies as imperial/double. Finishes dry and pretty bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Growler. Pours clear dark coppery red/orange with a small creamy tan head. Aromas of sweet red berry and cocoa, dirt, and grass. Earthy and piney, and somehow reminds me of Christmas. The flavor is pine and citrus, sweet malt and caramel, moving to earthy notes with light bitterness. Medium carbonation. Not bad; pretty sessionable. Iím not sure Iíd categorize this as a dIPA. [867]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/18/12, as High Peaks Wet Hop IPA

Aroma: The nose is fairly clean and hoppy, it is pretty light, with herbal, grass, and citrus hops
Appearance: It pours a clear dark golden color with a clean sheet of white head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste is light as well, it is a little grassy/herbal, lightly sweet and light-medium bitter
Palate: This one does drink pretty decently, with a smooth, clean, creamy feel, and a lightly dry finish
Overall Impression: At 7%, this seems like a Wet Hop IPA to me (not a Wet Hop Double IPA), which may explain why the words "Double IPA" have mysteriously disappeared from the label (my bottle says "...to create a one of a kind, delicious Wet Hop IPA..." instead). As for the beer itself, there are some solid components and it drinks pretty nicely. It has a nice looking pour too. Iím generally not a huge fan of the Matt line of beers, and though they still havenít made anything I really loved, these High Peaks series beers do seem to be a notch above their other offerings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2163) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Missed this 1st time around. Luckily Ron clued me in that Nathanielís corner store had it. Doesnít look like much, gold, clear, little head, minimal lacing. Nose is grassy, light pine. But it picks up finally in the palate. Full bodied, spicy, hoppy, satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2013
Bottle at a tasting at Mattís place. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Sweet caramel and graininess on the nose, soft sweet toast, a bit of dusty hops. Grainy, sweet with some caramel and some light earthy hops. Moves into a long bitterness. As with most Saranac beers, this is not terrible.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2492) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle from Nathaniels. Clear yellow orange color. Good thin white head, leaves some lace. Smooth, good carbonation light body. Aroma of hops and citrus. Mild spicy, light piney hops and citrus. No bitterness in this. Was not able to taste the ABV but felt it a little.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westchesterco (898) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
toast, citrus, earthy, woody, golden, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, lightly bitter, medium body, long finish,

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamhorror (83) - USA - MAR 28, 2013
Pours a medium copper color nice thick and bubbly head. Glass held a great amount of lace. Aroma is fruity, lemon and banana, a bit yeasty (lemon banana bread). Taste is a bit on the malty side, a slight bitterness, lacks typical hoppiness bitter, but very well accepted. Palate is lemon and slight yeast. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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