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RATINGS: 917   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Amber in color, nutty malt backbone to some hoppiness gives way to an overwhelming cheap beer finish.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rex_Remes (200) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: balance of malt and hops. warm malt nose instead of sweet, dried fruit, berries & cream. APPEARANCE: good head of touch-of-brown foam, lingers and oily, copper/light-amber color but not too dark, very clear. TASTE: malt, corn, a little soft sweetness, some fruit, good stretch of bitterness with underlying flavors of green, grass, lemon peel. PALATE: nice on the mouth, some frizz, medium body, mostly watery feel in the mouth (which wasnt a bad thing), lingering bitter and flavor on the inside of the cheeks. OVERALL: good beer. not great, but would be a solid every day beer (and even on the cusp of being one of those on occasion special beer), I liked the balance and feel, refreshing yet still satisfying. <<<<<<<<<< >>>>>>>>>> The brewer has changed the recipe from English to American Pale Ale. Not sure when this occurred. Saranac Pale Ales foundation was built on the tried and true English varieties, Golding and Fuggles. We brighten Pale Ale with the three Cs; a strong focus on Citra, complimented by Cascade, and Chinook. We then bridge the old world with the new with the two most distinctive hops Bramling Cross and Jester, both descendants of English and North American varieties. << ** Brewers Notes ** >> Style: American Pale Ale Malts: Crystal, Two-Row Original Gravity: 13.5 Plato Hops: Bramling Cross, Jester, Citra, Cascade, Chinook IBU: 32 ABV: 5.5%

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malvrich (315) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2016
6 week old bottle into a pint. A: Deep orange/pink tinted gold with very little head leaving a ring. Great color but looks lifeless. S: Pretty faint smell has some sweet orange, pine and caramel. T: A little malty, a little hoppy. Orange and toast. Sweetness held in check. Just English enough. Nice balance of flavor. M: Light to medium body with Crisp mouthfeel and tart finish. O: Fair attempt to fencewalk between styles. Good taste at a good price.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1577) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Bouteille sans date. Robe ambre claire sans col de mousse. Armes de malt caramlis, sucre dorge, gazon, orange et autres agrumes, un peu de sucre drable. A quelques similitudes avec un barleywine amricain. En bouche, houblons terreux, gazon humide, orange trop mre, zeste de citron. Beaucoup moins sucr quau nez part un soupon de caramel. Texture huileuse et corps mince.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnTheTrail (483) - Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2016
Pours dark copper , head lasts a bit. Grass, hay, some (stone?) fruit in the aroma. Taste is fairly hoppy for a pale ale, I am getting subtle bitterness (though with less fruit than the aroma) more than malt. A slight off taste on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1731) - DENMARK - JUN 4, 2016
En ale der ligger i enden af sdlig ales, med en frugtagtig smag, og ikke ret meget humle. Let sdlig meget lskende l.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Sampled at GABF 2015. in the sample glass was amber; White head. Nose of caramel malts and fruit . Medium body. Flavor is more malts than hops and the is some bitterness in the finish. Decent and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (6184) - GERMANY - OCT 16, 2015
(bottle) hazy amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of honeymelon and pears, with a light touch of pale malts, some alcohol and tobacco. flavour is mostly the same, heavy honeymelon and caramel, with some notes of cherry juice, more pears and a light-bitter herbal-hoppy finish. light- to medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Iphonephan (6823) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
From a bottle in Old Forge NY. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of grass. Bitter finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trapped (2964) - New York, TURKEY - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber orange with off-white foamy head, floral aroma, high carbonation, thin body, slightly metallic hoppy taste, medium bitter finish. The hops bitterness is a bit off.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingofthemtn (55) - - JUL 2, 2015
Crisp and refreshing the hops still outweigh any malt flavor. I dub this beer IPA-light. A little more malt flavor and a little less carbonation and this would be a perfect pale ale for me.


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