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Saranac White IPA is a tasty innovative twist on a traditional IPA. We’ve taken a delicious American IPA bursting with Citra hops, and given it a whole new direction by adding the refreshing fruitiness of orange peel & coriander and the softening characters of wheat malt and oats. You’ll notice the complex hop flavor you’ve come to expect in an IPA, balanced with the extraordinary bright flavor of a wheat beer. Cheers to twisting tradition!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinksAllKinds (14) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Good beer, not very heavy for an IPA which is surprising. Good with pizza. Would definitely buy again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (854) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a slight citrus aroma. Taste is mildly bitter mixed with diluted spices. The citrus hops mixed with the spic gives this beer an odd taste. There is a small bitter aftertaste after the swallow, but overall its a refreshing beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2013
16 ounce pint - $6.50 at Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a dim, clouded, golden-orange body with a half-inch of white head. Good lacing.

Smell: Pithy lemon overneath scantly bready wheatiness, low resins, low spices. A bit of a modest aroma overall.

Taste: Soft white wheat, a slight graininess and a nibble of brioche. Lightly sweet. Resins, lemon and a pithy quality. Small pinch of spice. Medium bitterness. Drying, pith-rimmed finish with a hint of lemon juice moistened bread. Some bitterness lingering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It’s okay, like many Saranac beers (the better ones at least) it just falls a bit short.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (444) - - DEC 19, 2013
Served in a 4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. Decent IPA, not too hoppy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hooks82 (90) - ITALY - DEC 6, 2013
Birra di frumento. Torbida. Lieve profumo di luppolo e grano. Medio bassa la carbonazione. Dolce al palato. Corpo leggero. Retro gusto leggermente amaro ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
patxa (179) - MEXICO - NOV 26, 2013
Didnt like this rather experimental brew from Saranac. Lots of spices and citrics in the aroma. Coriander being the most predominant. Some dough in the taste but overly sweet and wheaty for the rest. Corny, earthy palate. Med bodied and very frizzy. Small white head.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydslip (141) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Cloudy straw colored beer with a thick foamy white head. Nice citrus nose with burnt orange, coriander, and lemon pith. Flavor is pretty much what you’d expect for a WIT with a bracing citrus hoppiness followed by a bit of spice with a crisp, dry finish. Decent beer for the style, but not one that differentiates itself.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kassner (1323) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2013
On tap at mojos on Bald Head Island. Light golden color with a nice fluffy head, the hops are crisp and funky, just the wheat makes it seem a little thin.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (213) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Hazy yellow/orange/white, not great to look at. Makes up for it in the aroma, nice orange notes. More orange in the flavor and some grainy tanginess. Not particularly bitter, so avoid if you buy into the whole BRÜTAL PALATE DESTROYER fad of over hopped beer. The palate is one of the best I have ever had. Smooth, thick, and delicious. Lingering citrus notes leave a pleasant aftertaste. Draft pour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of hops, malt and ocean. Cloudy gold, thin white head with some lacing. Floral and citrus hops, some creamy malt, pepper. Aftertaste is off - not sure what it is, but it doesn’t taste right and hurts this beer. Too bad cause this could be a great beer.


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