generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: The pour produced a tall light tan head over an amber colored body with great clarity and some nice visible carbonation.
Smell: There are nice juicy citrus hops and sweet malty notes jumping right out of the glass.
Taste / Palate: Mild hop notes and sweet bready maltiness mix up front with hop flavor and bitterness building up on the back end. It’s middle has just a touch of caramel and toffee sweetness. The palate is classic Saranac medium body and average easy drinking feel with balances carbonation. Brian50Oshenb1 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
I get sick of the people who write in and criticize any Saranac or Dundee beers. Two NY Brewers that have made good brews for years.
Just about everything they make is Very Good , Easily drinkable product that is reasonably priced. Could they take more chances with what they are making? Of Course, but is what we are drinking from them worthy of the criticizm? I hardly think so. Are all of you that sophisticated?
I HARDLY THINK SO. bropgh (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
A tad bit more malty than I was hoping for, but this is something I could enjoy again. And definitely for a cheap 12 pack, this helps the case for buying it. BREWMUSKCLES (2696) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
brown brew with a banded and foamy head of off white and light brown. mouthfeel of a Scotch ale with a bit of malt and scratchy burnt peat. Some nice hoppy flavor of white and red grape a bit of ivy and a fresh pine finish. stages well through the senses like a good ale should. BeerFanDan17 (1121) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JAN 5, 2013
A unique red IPA from Saranac. Good sweet reddish notes and a good hopfeel. Nice balance!
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HeinzH (26) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Nice dark red/brown beer with a decent sized head. Taste is okay. Need a bit more of hops. Really good quality-price ratio. This cost 1,69 dollars at Good Bear in East Village, NYC. MarkSachon (1028) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
12 oz gift bottle from my neighbor Michelle - thanks! Surprisngly good for a low end sampler case item. Plenty of hops and a nice fresh taste. Not bad at all. Atjeff (20) - - AUG 31, 2013
This tastes like an attempt to blend an IPA with a Guinness. And it works! Smooth caramel taste going down. With a nice hoppy aftertaste and a nice deep red color. Surprisingly good.
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Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice red complexion with a decent looking one finger-ed white foamy head that ends up dieing into the beer within about thirty seconds and left a decent amount of messy lacing.
The aroma smelled like a good cross between an AIPA and a Red Ale as there was just enough bitter piney hops and still had a nice sweet caramel maltiness combining nicely.
The taste was mainly sweet but did allow some nice bitter hops coming in to balance it for the most part. There was no aftertaste but it did have a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat about a light to medium in body, and showed some light sessionable qualities about it. The carbonation was decent for an IPA or a Red Ale as it was somewhat sharp at times but still wasn’t overbearing.
Overall, this was a good example of a cross between an AIPA and a Red Ale. I’d have this again if available. collinmb (66) - - FEB 24, 2013
I really enjoy this brew. Its very malty with caramel tones off setted with a hoppy bite. A gorgeous dark dark red color, white fluffy head.
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