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Saranac Legacy IPA

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.

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