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Saranac "White IPA"
F.X. Matt Brewing Company - Utica, New York USA
Belgian IPA [Hybrid] (ABV 6%) (IBU 50)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a murky straw yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a thin puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was of a light grain malt, resin and citrus hops and a sweaty Belgian yeast with a note of citrus (grapefruit and orange peel) and a bit of coriander.

The taste was lightly sweet and fruity with just a touch of spice early on, progressing with a nice citrusy hoppy taste, along with a strong grainy yeast presence and a citrus peel bite towards the finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time following the swallow with the bitter citrus peel taste fading ever so slowly off the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a couple steps beyond light in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a tasty and well balanced brew with a pleasing spicy citrus favor and a nice creamy drinkability...

Sampled: 7/22/2013
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