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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Saranac Pale Ale is a classic English Pale Ale brewed with six specialty malts and aggressively-hopped with hand-selected English Kent Goldings & Fruggles hops. Look for a rich fruity hop bouquet. A copper amber color and a smooth, full-flavored taste with a crisp finish that only comes from a genuine top fermented ale. Enjoy!

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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Decent in terms of a pale ale, but one of th ehighlights of Saranacs trail mix sampler pack. Crisp beer that drinks pretty well.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 Nose similar to saranac single malt beer. Pasteurized with a bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Racegoer (354) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2002
decent pale ale, nothing special here, not much more to say, standard fare at best.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Copper amber hue. Small whitish head dissipates rather quickly. Grain and floral nose. Hops are definately dominating this brew. A little more maltiness and it would be very nice. Lack of balance loses points. These guys are a bunch of awesome people, but their brews seem to fall short more times than not.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 5, 2002
I enjoyed this Pale Ale more than usual, probably because it wasnt too hoppy and had a full mouthfeel with a complex range of flavors. Balanced fruity and spicy tastes make this a solid beer all around.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rock8899 (3) - Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2002 does not count

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
A bit spicy for my liking, but it was not a bad pale ale at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
A solid american pale ale at an economical price.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1535) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2002
amber color, slight head but with some lacing. excellent balance between the malt and hops in this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2002
Orange copper color with a tan head. Soft floral hop aroma with traces of malt sweetness. A rather wide ranging bitterness with a somewhat salty finish. Slight gritty texture and a tad roasty.


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