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Former editor in chief of an award winning publication, avid outdoorsman, love hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, visiting state parks, published writer, avid drinker, certified bartender, beer rater and I ran a bar tending school, and blogger writing under title of the Man Can Critic 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

1/23/12 Saranac White IPA

So two nights ago I decided to break into the case of "What ales you" by Saranac which I got from Brewer's Outlet in Pottsville. I've read some reviews on Saranac's White IPA and it seemed very promising and if you like IPAs you should like this take on them. I will say I am not a huge fan of IPAs. The temperature was 36.9 degrees with a large 3 1/2" head. The head was fizzy off white in appearance with fair head lacing. The head dissipated slowly with fizzy carbonation. The clarity was opaque with gold color. The aroma and taste had a grapefruit feel to it. The flavor was heavy with average finish length and a creamy mouth feel. The tongue hit was towards the front with fair body lacing. This beer is unfiltered and I would rate it around a B. I thought it was something different but a bit to heavy for my taste but if that is your thing then you should enjoy this beer. Thanks for reading and as always drink responsibly.

Information from Saranac website

White IPA

Availability: What Ales You?, 12 pack, 6 pack, draught

Brewers Notes:

Saranac White IPA is a tasty innovative twist on a traditional IPA.  We've taken a delicious American IPA bursting with Citra hops, and given it a whole new direction by adding the refreshing fruitiness of orange peel & coriander and the softening characters of wheat malt and oats.  You'll notice the complex hop flavor you've come to expect in an IPA, balanced with the extraordinary bright flavor of a wheat beer.  Cheers to twisting tradition! 

Beer Style: Hybrid IPA/Belgian White
Malt Selections: 2 Row Wheat Oats
Hop Selections: Citra
Color: Pale Straw-Hazy
Mouthfeel / Body: Medium
Food Companions: Bleu Cheese, Poultry, Pork
Alcohol By Volume: 6.0%
Original Gravity: 14.8


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