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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (405) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighlanderOne (1115) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky straw yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thin puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing. The aroma was of a light grain malt, resin and citrus hops and a sweaty Belgian yeast with a note of citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a bit of coriander. The taste was lightly sweet and fruity with just a touch of spice early on, progressing with a nice citrusy hoppy taste, along with a strong grainy yeast presence and a citrus peel bite towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time following the swallow with the bitter citrus peel taste fading ever so slowly off the taste buds. Mouthfeel was a couple steps beyond light in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation. Overall this was a tasty and well balanced brew with a pleasing spicy citrus favor and a nice creamy drinkability... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a creamy white head. Aroma is slight pine... citrus. Tastes citrusy...but not in a really good way... the wonderful yeasty character of the wheat beer is competing with the hops too much I think... Improved a bit as I was drinking it, but not an awesome beer. Nice idea... but I’m not sure the styles were meant to mingle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
neur0 (1058) - GERMANY - SEP 20, 2013
(Flasche) Es hat eine zitronengelbe Farbe; ist sehr trüb mit einer weißen Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist fruchtig, Himbeere und Mandarine mit einer starken Süße. Der Geschmack ist ist süßlich, schlank und fruchtig wie das Aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5036) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2013
(bottle) pours a murky golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of coriander, thyme, wheat, herbal hops, nettles and light peppermint. flavour is mostly wheat, yeast, light coriander and gooseberries, with a hint of bread dough and herbal hops in the light-bitter finish. light-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3604) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2013
On tap @ The Pony NYC. Really cloudy almost hazy orange golden in the glass and it has a small quickly islandy off-white top. Smells OK with a little fruitiness, a good dash of hops and a little buzz of grapefruit and grapefruit zest. Lots of hops here, lots of citrussy flavors. Mild oily on the mouthfeel and the carbonation is just below average. Light grassy and also light dry in the finish. Quite easy to drink, nothing spectacular but still quite good. 19.06.2013

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shigadeyo (3461) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
9/02/2013: Saranac White IPA... Aroma has musty wheat malt with hints of orange; dirty, messy dark golden color with an off-white head; Moderate honey/biscuit maltiness, oat mellowness, citrus-soft melon in the middle, terrible, off-putting, sharp smooth, bitter orange peel/pithe in the finish; average bitterness level overall; semi-creamy mouthfeel, medium-body; yep, definitely no a fan of this one either; IPA and Witbier just don’t work together, in my opinion... [12 fl. oz/ bottle from Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, Ohio.]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Cloudy golden color with a good white head, streaks and stripes of lace. Taste is hard to pin down - wheaty malt with very mild spices, moves easily through the palate to a tart and bitter spice finish. The bitter isn’t a typical hop contribution, but is more an extension of the spices. Not particularly satisfying, not particularly an IPA, not particularly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5369) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle, 200th rating for this beer. Nose orange and lemon zest and coriander explosion. Pours hazy golden, leaning toward brown even, with a soapy white head. Taste scratching spicy, abrasive lemon cleanser with coriander soup and mild-medium hop bitterness. Cleansing soapy feel, definite wheat. Medium-full body with plenty of carbonation and bitterness that outlasts all other flavors. Manages to find a nice middle ground between the two styles, but I don’t think I’d buy either of the pure strains and the mixture isn’t so convincing to wipe away the spice overload.

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