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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Tap at He's Not Here in CH. Pours a fully opaque dark orange/muddy hefeweizen. Webby white head. Nose is potpourri, orange peel. Taste is chemical bitter, perfume oil, dense, glutinous. Spicy, potpourri finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cafgen (154) - 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 (204) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JAN 13, 2015
nothing distinctive except compared to what the Chinese make it was a brief oasis. 5,000 years of civilisation (their estimates) and they know nothing of beer. This IPA was mildly hoppy, clean and held a nice nose even after the Chinese government and the freight forwarders did everything wrong--deliberately--to ruin it. Some beer gets through the gauntlet unscathed. light palate, mild aroma, clear appearance, medium taste, very rounded, a very nice drop--al things considered.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
marcogrind (81) - Milano, ITALY - OCT 17, 2014
Pale golden with big white foam. Light nose. Taste has some ripe fruits, wheat, grains, no bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (6421) - 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 (3997) - 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 (1397) - 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 (5652) - 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
Bulk_Carrier (2537) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, 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.


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