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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Cloudy golden body with a white head that had nice retention and some mild lace. Aroma had a citrus hops upfront a nice mix of floral notes and some coriander. Not much orange peel which I found to be good. Floral notes had a slight talcum note to it. It did not take away from the beer. Flavor was nice and mildly bitter a moderate citrus hop note, a nice floral presence and a balance spice quality to it. Each flavor profile seemed to blend in together nicely and no of them seemed a bit over powering. A slight sense of carbonation in the finish added to the body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nittanyjim (67) - - AUG 10, 2013
Cloudy golden color with a good white head. Nice citrus nose. Citrus and bitter notes combine throughout. Plenty of carbonation, yet smooth and slightly creamy. Easy drinking.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (3297) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
12 fl oz bottle shared by Clinton, cold. Milky golden with a small white head. Tropical fruits, lemons, toasted wheat, kinda pungent, vaguely spicy, alright. Medium body and effervescence. Cardboard, vague spiciness, a bit resinous, lacks the top notes of the nose; dry with moderate bitterness and a pleasant tropical fruits and lightly resinous finish. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Interesting lighter IPA. Not as spicy or fruity as I was afraid it would be. Nice head slow to dissipate, with a slightly opaque but not worrisome appearance. Best served very cold. A bit "wheat like" but a good summer beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
novice101 (308) - - JUL 31, 2013
Pours a light orange color with a small white head. Citrus smells are fairly apparent but not overpowering, in addition there is some spice smell. It taste fairly light for an IPA, low bitterness but very crisp and refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle; a nice looking dull, hazy gold. Aroma of wheat, citrus/coriander and some earthy hops. Flavor was a bit heavier on the ipa than wit component, but it worked fairly well. Some orange/citrus/spice notes gave way to a good dose of earthiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Bottle; the color was a dull, hazy gold. Aroma of wheat, yeast and earth. Flavor was drinkable and balanced, but somewhat lacking.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (4105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Gathering of the Vibes: Pours a copper color with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit, resin, orange, ad some light spiciness. Taste has moderate amount of hops, but balanced against the witbier sweetness. Surprisingly competent for Saranac.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
355ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with lots of floating sediment and a smallish white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. Sweet orange peel combines with more aggressively citric hops, caramel malt and grainy wheat in the aroma. A touch of orange peel sweetness up front is soon overcome by strong grapefruit and resin hops, which are in turn softened by orange and coriander. Caramel malt and witbier softness sit uneasily together in the mid-palate, with coriander and citrus hops creating a slightly medicinal finish. This is an interesting combination of styles. The orange and coriander do blend very well with the IPA hops, but the witbier’s grainy wheat and the more robust malt of the IPA do not mix well, giving it a little bit of a confused feel. On the whole it’s quite good, but could be improved.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (657) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a small white head that subsides to a collar but with good lacing. Aromas of lemon, spice and pine, but it’s all fairly light. Taste is hoppy up front with a decent hit of hop bitterness. That slips away leaving some yeasty characters with orange, melon, banana, lemon and clove coming through. Medium bodied. Refreshing and nicely balanced. Quite a well done IPA.


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