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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 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 (3385) - 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 (3930) - 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 (1060) - 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 (624) - 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 (2413) - 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 (586) - 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 (1463) - 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.


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