Saranac Legacy IPA

New York
United States
Saranac Legacy IPA Matt brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our founder’s century-old IPA recipe is full flavored, hop forward and blends our breweries past and present. We use lighter malts which allows the hop flavor to shine through. We’re proud to share our legacy of great beers.

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
60
Served at: 
45° F
Hops: 
Cluster, Golding, Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, Chinook
Malts: 
North American Two-Row, Munich
Judges Review 
Tom Cannon's picture
Judges Rating:
93
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

The key to a good American IPA is getting the hops right and making them taste great. This beer gets it right, from a pleasant piney, resiny aroma to a fresh hop flow in the flavor leading to a smooth bitter finish. The beer is as pale as a good IPA should be, dark gold and crystal clear with a bright white head. There’s a great hop punch in the flavor, spicy and earthy with enough malt to provide adequate balance. This is a hop-driven beer, though maybe not quite enough for the professional hop heads. The hops taste great and work well with the malt. A subdued IPA, but it’s a good one.

Popular Reviews

ppritchard's picture

My Score: 
96
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
39/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
20/ 20
Crisp, fresh, clear with pleasurable bitterness. Good for drinking year round