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Saranac White IPA is a tasty innovative twist on a traditional IPA. Weíve 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. Youíll notice the complex hop flavor youíve come to expect in an IPA, balanced with the extraordinary bright flavor of a wheat beer. Cheers to twisting tradition!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3386) - 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 (1028) - 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 witbierís 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 itís quite good, but could be improved.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (527) - 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 itís 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2374) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Decent sized frothy white head of fine bubbles. Reduces to a rocky top with light carbonation. Very light and airy aroma with some lemon, oranges, cereal grains and some cooked vegetable aromas. Color is a cloudy gold. Flavor is bitter up front then mellows out a bit to spicy hops. More lemon, straw, yeast and some herbal hops. Chalky mouthfeel from the yeast and wheat. Finishes bitter and lemony. An ok IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (516) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Date tasted: June 14, 2013... Glassware: Chimay chalice... Occasion: Celebrating Willís second violin recital, a successful "Come Little Children"... Appearance: fuzzy peach body allows a splotchy off-white head-unfiltered... Aroma: crisp, peachy citrus--coriander, grapefruit prevail--a nice overall sentiment.. Palate: light and refreshing with a tingle of substance--so light for an IPA--and little aftertaste... Taste: a mixture of flowers--soft hops really allow for a smooth, pilsner-like crispness... Overall: this beer presents an odd problem--it tastes so little like any other Saranac Iíve had, and that is saying something. The difference is not only noticeable but welcome! A refreshing and palpable spring/summer sipper--more of what I wish the Sam Adams summer/white ale offered....

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bready aroma with only a whisper of hops. Pours a hazy amber, with a thin white head. The orange, coriander, and wheat come through, with just a little bitterness in the finish. This comes across more of an American Wheat then a White IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanscourt (745) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Mix of Belgium spices and hops. Not bad. I like this style a lot. Hop flavor a little too much like strait from the pellet.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1016) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Hmm, pretty much what it seems. Has some nice wheat flavors up front and than finishes fairly dry and IPA like. Somehow it kind of works. Has a wheat look - straw pour with barely a white head and not much lacing. Aroma is an equal balance of hops and orange notes. Interesting if anything!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
6th October 2012
Hazy gold beer, tidy white head. Fine particulate floaters! Light nose of apricot and pineapple. Palate is slightly soft with mild fine carbonation. Dry seltzer minerals. Traces of pineapple cube sweets and citrus. Mild creamy malt underneath. Semi dry finish with a touch of yellow graqpefruit. Itís fine but there are better white IPAs out there!

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
pmosetc (12) - - MAY 31, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Very frothy at first pour, cloudy muted gold. Smells great: citrusy with a little bit of soap. Hoppy, but not too bitter, and lots of lemon and coriander. Light wheat finish. Very drinkable.


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