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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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!


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1216) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - OCT 1, 2012
This arrived with a recent shipment of new beers into the base exchange, thank you beer gods! A hazy banana colored brew with a fine bubbled, smallish off-white head. Some hops in the nose, not the aggressive hops I’d expect in a Left Coast IPA but more subtle with notes of fruit cocktail infused with wet hay. Moderately bitter floral hops up front, lively on the tongue, fruity with a bitter follow. Interesting blend of styles, tasty enough and enjoyable to drink even if isn’t really a stand out Wit or IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mister_Li (742) - GERMANY - JUN 1, 2016
Trübes goldgelb mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Fruchtig, Zitrus, Grapefruit, leicht harzig, Gewürze, leicht bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2052) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours cloudy golden, white head. Nice zesty and spicy aroma. Citrus, grapefruit, bitterish finish. Expected bit more from flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Harkyto (85) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 18, 2015
De lata, espuma abundante, turbia por el trigo y con posos. Aroma suave a trigo, citricos, grano fresco... En boca es fresca, poco amarga, carbonatación baja.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SS78 (5) - - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
Beautiful color style, good lather. The nose and mouth too little scented watering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kajser27 (1195) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 12, 2015
Cloudy, yellow colored, floaters, small to medium white head. Aroma is of wheat, spices-coriander, peppery, fruity hops. Taste is low to medium sweet malt, wheat, spices and pepper, fruity, citrus hops and a dry citric-peppery mix finish. Medium- bodied, moderate carbonation. (0,355l can, Pivoteka, Zagreb, CRO)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (7076) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
Canned 355ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb. Murky orange coloured, medium sized white to off-white head, mild coriander in the nose. Watermelon, spices, touch of vegetables (cellery or even carrot maybe) and some yeast with discreet notes of coriander and lots of sediment in the glass. Pretty high carbonation as well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hrabren (721) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2015
0.335 can from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Murky golden with a small off-white head. Red fruits, nice fruity, dry fruits, biscuit. Light body, some earthy bitterness, dusty. Weak finish, could be better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4759) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2015
Can at Pivoteka Zagreb, shared with Hrabren and Jones. Hazy yellow body, creamy head. The aroma is pretty much melon or watermelon, sweet and subdued. Fruity taste, melon, peaches, apricot slightly candyish and mild, but fresh. Good but not great, not worth the price.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (192) - California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
A nice hazy golden color. Aroma and taste is predominantly citrus. A good one, but nothing outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lello4ever (562) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Questo produttore dell’area newyorkese ha una lunga storia alle spalle, nasce infatti nel 1888 e quasi 100 anni più tardi crea il marchio Saranac sotto cui produce le sue birre. La birra si mostra dorato tendente all’arancio, piuttosto torbida e con una schiuma sottile ma di decente persistenza. Gran quantità di lievito sospeso in questa bottiglia. L’aroma vede dominare erbe, spezie e agrumi. Passando al sapore, si rimane subito colpiti dall’assenza dell’amaro intenso tipico delle IPA. Infatti questa birra, che vuole essere un esperimento di fusione tra lo stile IPA e quello delle birre di frumento (da cui il white del nome) ha un buon equilibrio al palato: malto di frumento, erbe, spezie come pepe e coriandolo, arancia, luppolo sono ben amalgamati e bilanciati, nessuno predomina, di qui direi di accostarla più a un ibrido ale-white più che una ipa-white. Risulta molto beverina e non stanca proprio per la mancanza di un gusto marcatamente amaro. Il corpo è medio, come la carbonazione. Un esperimento direi ben riuscito, non eccezionale come risultato forse proprio perché manca un carattere molto deciso, ma è anche un pregio in fondo.


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