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style
RATINGS: 804   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hop lovers delight! In the India pale ale tradition, this brew is very hoppy in both aroma and flavor from the generous amounts of Cascade hops used in brewing. Look for a medium to full body and golden straw color.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2002
I thought this was a pretty good IPA. Perhaps a little light for the color and the head wasnt the best, but it did have a nice citrucy smell and the flavor was nicely loaded with hops. Of course this is not one of those insanely hopped beers, but one that most people would enjoy.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Not very hoppy, for an IPA. Ive had some pale ales hoppier than this. Aside from that, theres really not much else to the beer, so I dont think its very good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 24, 2002
Pasteurization killing flavor...damn it. Earthy nose, slome wood characteristics, slightly floral. Big white foamy head. Lovely golden hue. Looks good...Flavor is lacking. Malts first, but it just doesnt develop. Light bodied, thin, nothing happens in the finish except for some bitter hints, then the taste of wet socks. Saranac is disappointing me...

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 Nice looking IPA. The nose is woody/earthy. The palate is a prime example of a beer that has been ruined by pasteurization. Astringent bitterness. Watery and weak.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 24, 2002
Simply put Im a hop head and this IPA just does not do it for me. Like most Saranac brews it pours well and retains head with a reddish golden body. Lacks the hoppiness and spiciness I look for in an IPA. More IBUs please.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Panzuriel (2083) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
A good India Pale ale. Strong but not too strong on the hops. Good flavor. Good look in the glass. Nice hoppy aroma. A decent beer and a decent IPA, but not a great one.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4263) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2002
A very mild but pleasant aroma - great head retention - frothy. Beautiful golden honey color with moderate carbonation. Hopped with slightly bitter aftertaste. The taste definitely became more tart and vibrant as it warmed up just a little. Ive had hoppier IPAs but this was pretty good.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Not my kind of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - FEB 26, 2002
working my way through the saranac sample pack. this one has a very slight haze, its the yellow-orange color of dried corn, pantone 138, with a tight cap of off- white suds. peanuts, parchment and prairie grass in the aroma, (if one can imagine that), its really all about cascade hops. flavor is edgy, hoppy, only slightly more captivating than a friends rerun. its not very complex. neither is my dog, but shes just fine.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
Good Ipa, needs a little something


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