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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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1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2012
A cloudy dark hay colored body with a long lasting bright white head. An herbal nose with hints of citrus comes wafting up to my nostrils. There is also that vague soapy hint that I usually get in white ales with the mix of the spice and citrus. The taste is very soapy with grapefruit rinds. There is also a medicinal finish to this one. It tastes more like an amped up wit than a spiced IPA. Bleh. Another failed attempt at marrying a Belgian style with a pale ale. Almost drain pour bad for my tastes as the spicing just blows everything else out of the water and the hopping throws that even more out of balance. Imagine squeezing out a nasty dishrag into some orange juice and you have this beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5061) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Mosto, Matera. Pours very hazy golden with an off white head. Aroma of tropical fruity hops, citrus, grapefruit, biscuity malt and orange peel. Flavor is light to moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique June 2013. Amber colour with a big head. Citrus and fresh floral aroma. Flavour is good with a long resinous aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Hazy yellow, tons of bubbles, with a one-finger foamy white head and ok lacing. Aromas of citrus hops with gentle pale malt and spices. Flavors are similar, with the pale malt making a more substantial contribution, followed quickly by a moderate bitterness that pokes through, accompanied by a light spiciness. Light body, tons of carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours golden yellow, nose is light citrus, taste is light fruit, fizzy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
911lin (22) - - JUL 12, 2014
I was told it is a wheat IPA. What is that? I asked myself. It is really weird to have an IPA appearing a whit haze body in the glass. Anyway, an interesting beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nakedwhendrunk (2113) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass and a mug and wasn’t much difference. The appearance was basically a light hazy white to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had some oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and tangerines woven in between some light spicy hops. The taste was mainly sweet and still had a nice spicy connotation to it. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp and crisp as I liked how it carried itself against my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this was what FX Matt/Saranac wanted to do and I think they did exactly what they wanted to do. I’d have this again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_BaR_ (19) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 2, 2014
Profumo fresco e fruttato, si distinguono nettamente tutte le caratteristiche del luppolo. Resta profumata anche in bocca e dissetante. I 6 gradi alcolici non di avvertono.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - JUN 20, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma is sweet citrus and floral. Taste starts sweet and finishes with a mild bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1268) - - MAY 18, 2014
Transfer from BA rated on 2-1-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a very thick and hazy light orange color. The particulates keep light from penetrating. Has the look of a pulp laden orange juice, but only with a lighter orange-yellow color. When poured it had a billowy white head, which faded over time, to give a fair amount of lacing; leaves a fine film on the top of the brew. Smell – The nose is heavy of lemon and orange up front. A nice citrus hop aroma blended in with a very light wheaty and yeasty like aroma. The smallest amount of pine hoppiness is persistent throughout, but very low in comparison to the others. Taste – The taste is much of a Belgian wit although there is more bitter and sour citrus mixed in with some wheaty maltiness as the backbone. The hoppiness of the aroma is stronger than it is in the taste, leaving some disappointment in “IPA” portion o f the brew. Some pine hoppiness does come in toward the end along with some coriander. Mouthfeel – Creamier then comparable IPA of similar strength, with slightly lower carbonation level. Overall it does have a gives comfortable and soothing feel on the tongue. Overall – An interesting beer, although I think too much Belgian wit and not enough IPA. A bit more spicy and piney hoppiness and a little less lemon would be more for me.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippieFee (63) - - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle - A white IPA with spices but I don't taste the spices I normally would on a Belgium white. Unfiltered beer so there is a lot if sentiment. Can't tell if this is from the yeast or the slices, could be a combination of the two. More of a hops flavor than I was expecting, citrus notes on the pallet.


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