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Saranac Brewing company Utica NY Clouded Dream IPA Alc 55

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Saranac High Peaks Clouded Dream

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Launched in 1985, the Saranac craft beer brand now comprises most of the brewery's volume

Hazy recollection

I began with Shepherd's Warning, a red-labelled (oh I get it now) IPA of 5% ABV. And there's a distinctly reddish tint to the beer ...

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Saranac Brewing from Utica New York

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The brewery did overreach itself a little when it came to Brown Bear Double IPA. For a start this is a risible 6.3% ABV. It looks handsome in the glass: a ...

Talk about working slowly through a beer range. I enjoyed Digital IPA, brewed at BrewDog for New Zealand's Yeastie Boys, in the first half of 2016.

This beer is a Double IPA, which is an imperialized version of an IPA.

In order too balance it out, more malt is added as well, which then translates to more alcohol. Rebel Rouser IPA clocks in at 8.4% ABV.

The third in the series, Solas Session IPA, wasn't available in the tiny local Tesco opposite my house so I had to schlep all the way around the corner to ...

The kellerbier next, and Kloster Naturtrüb is exactly as the name suggests: densely cloudy. The orangey-yellow body topped by a big fluffy head makes it ...

Drinking Blue Moon and want to broaden your horizons? Start looking for (and asking for) witbier, weissbier, or hefeweizen at your local bar or beer store.

*Saranac 1888 Octoberfest is under the supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit*

Back at the beginning of June, Lidl's PR folk sent me a selection of beers from their summer range, as well as a press release with details of the whole lot ...

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Big Moose Winter Ale Saranac Brewing Co. Utica, New York 5.7% ABV 45 IBU

The beer pours clear gold, with bubbly white head. Not much on the aroma, slight yeasty dough, and floral notes. The taste is of light crisp malt, ...

Hop City's HopBot IPA has been around on the local scene for some time now, though only recently has my curiosity graduated beyond the "idle" phase and ...

Appearing in shops around the same time was Perler for Svin, this one badged as a "juicy IPA" in the description though it comes in a 33cl bottle -- how ...

Overall, a classic US-style IPA and definitely one to give to anyone wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to this style of beer.

Its companion on the journey back to Dublin was the India Pale Ale. A hazy pale orange colour, the foam is less busy but there is a similar herbal-mineral ...

Polar Haze is a hazy, juicy, lighter IPA. Look out for that citrus and tropical fruit flavor with a soft bitterness. Brewed with Citra, Centennial, ...

unfortunately for both of these fine brews, we had tried a brilliant ipa beforehand and were so wowed by it, it took us most of a glass to get into the ...

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Click here for more info from the brewery. A close look at the label tells us that indeed Sam Adams New England IPA ...

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Alcohol by Volume: Hop Bitterness (IBUs): 15 Color (SRM): Golden, Cloudy Availability: Year Round Malts: Pilsner, Vienna Wheat: Wheat Hops: German Northern ...

I followed the blue one with the yellow one: Abbaye de Vauclair Blonde, which bears the unsettling legend "blonde beer with caramel flavouring".

My next beer review is of Saranac Brewing's 1888 Octoberfest Lager, part of their German Roots Fall Pack. Saranac is owned by FX Matt Brewing, and brewed in ...

A full 5.9% ABV, this is no radler, and it's actually a little too sticky to drink in quantity, but one was fine; a lot better than I deserved for my ...

from the bottle: "a wee angry scotch ale is part of the russell brewmaster series: a succession of small batch beers that push taste boundaries and explore ...

The IPA, Shannon River, was a bit of a let-down after that. They've gone too sweet in this one, resulting in a dark orange colour and buckets of orange ...

The fatal flaw is the €3.29 price tag: good, but not that good. And now along comes O'Shea's Traditional Irish Stout: €1.99 in Aldi and 4.5% ABV.

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When I think back to last fall, and the dozen taste tests I did of pumpkin-flavored beers, my tongue conjures flashbacks of bad and bewildering brews.

Drinkers of IPA will probably bemoan the lack of hops in this one but I was just happy that it's not completely awful, in contrast to what I was expecting.

I was even more underwhelmed by Bullet Proof IPA, though pleased to find this beer from Galway-based Limerick-brewing Soulwater on tap at The Headline: ...

... and flagged sufficiently well in advance for me to get my act together for it. Our host is Roger's Beers, and German wheat beer is the theme.

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Back out to the yard and at the top of bar 2 there was Black's of Kinsale's inevitable New England-style IPA, Ace of Haze. It's hazy, but far from opaque, ...

Sam Adams Rebel Juiced IPA! This beer is amazing! Very smooth.. Ipa

I've been pretty busy with life stuff so the beer writing took a bit of a backseat. A few weeks ago I went on vacation to the ...

Back to the fruit beer next. YellowBelly's Juice Wayne is a double IPA brewed to a recipe designed by my fellow blogger Irish Beer Snob.

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In the end it's a rather harsh beer, perhaps needing to be served very cold to smooth it out. It's complex, sure, but not in the right ways.

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i recalled having the indica ipa at st. augustine's from a keg, and liking it so figured i'd probably like it in a bottle too and i did!!

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Troegs Perpetual IPA Troegs Independent Brewing Hershey, Pennsylvania 7.5% ABV 85 IBU

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Bronx Brewery: Name This Beer! IPA - A beer, by any other name

Modern IPA - "re-created a contemporary style IPA - basically the taste of

Atwater - Vanilla Java Porter

Bent Paddle is the next brewery up, and Bent Hop, their "golden IPA". So, like a Yorkshire bitter, then? Nope, just a classically constructed US IPA that's ...

It's a difficult beer to drink, unbalanced and unrelenting, and not what any stout -- Irish, French or otherwise -- should be about.

Brand new to the market is Crafty Bear Brewing, working from the Third Barrel brewery. Bear Beer one is Tastes Like Sumt'n: a straight-up IPA at 6% ABV.

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Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA - it was good, but not something I'd choose over any other IPA. And the idea of Samuel Adams (and a couple other companies) ...

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Finally from the house, Open Gate's West Coast IPA. Unlike lager, the brewery's record with IPA has been pretty poor. I blame the yeast: there's a tendency ...

Devil's Backbone Eight Point IPA

A ruby-colored pour, this unfiltered wheat tastes like fresh-picked raspberries without

Also being brave with fruit this winter was James Brown Brews, launching an Orange & Juniper IPA, in collaboration with host brewery Reel Deel.

Matt Brewing Company Location: Utica, N. Barrels Sold in -- percent increase since 2010 Popular Brands: Saranac

Caution Hops Ahead IPA trumps even Hawthorn Fury in the ABV stakes, at 6.5%. It's certainly not as light as the matching pale ale but it does have a lot in ...

Around the corner to Rising Sons, for a go of their Old Town altbier. It's getting to be a long time since I last had a genuine alt, but aren't they ...

... to get details on Whaler's fare, but plan ahead for the launch party for their Stone & Steel Series. The Wakefield crew is concocting one-off brews; ...

I started with Under Dog, a session IPA at a very English 3.5% ABV, and an extremely English ability to brew a beer at that strength with a properly full ...

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And finally Long Arm, either a pilsner or a Dortmunder export, depending on whether you believe the front or the back of the label -- Áine insists that ...

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Green Flash Brewing Company: West Coast IPA - This beer is so hoppy, it

I chased YellowBelly Mortis up and down the country before I eventually caught it. The brewery released a very limited quantity in late August and I hoped ...

On my very first post on The Open Gate Brewery, back in 2015, I reviewed their Milk Stout, which didn't impress me. Some form of the recipe has now found ...

Browsing in Sainsbury's for easy-going trainbeer that would be drinkable at room temperature, I picked this bottle of own-brand London Porter.

Also canned, 12 Dots is a collaboration with DOT's regular host brewery 12 Acres in Laois. It's a rye IPA of 6.7% ABV, pouring a bright and hazy orange ...

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Brewed by Marston's, of whom I'm not a big fan, but at 5.9% ABV it should at least have been interesting. But it wasn't, really.

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Saranac High Peaks Clouded Dream

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Launched in 1985, the Saranac craft beer brand now comprises most of the brewery's volume

Hazy recollection

I began with Shepherd's Warning, a red-labelled (oh I get it now) IPA of 5% ABV. And there's a distinctly reddish tint to the beer ...

Talk about working slowly through a beer range. I enjoyed Digital IPA, brewed at BrewDog for New Zealand's Yeastie Boys, in the first half of 2016.

The kellerbier next, and Kloster Naturtrüb is exactly as the name suggests: densely cloudy. The orangey-yellow body topped by a big fluffy head makes it ...

The third in the series, Solas Session IPA, wasn't available in the tiny local Tesco opposite my house so I had to schlep all the way around the corner to ...

The brewery did overreach itself a little when it came to Brown Bear Double IPA. For a start this is a risible 6.3% ABV. It looks handsome in the glass: a ...

Hop City's HopBot IPA has been around on the local scene for some time now, though only recently has my curiosity graduated beyond the "idle" phase and ...

Lagunitas Brewing - Censored Rich Copper Ale

Its companion on the journey back to Dublin was the India Pale Ale. A hazy pale orange colour, the foam is less busy but there is a similar herbal-mineral ...

This beer is a Double IPA, which is an imperialized version of an IPA.

Appearing in shops around the same time was Perler for Svin, this one badged as a "juicy IPA" in the description though it comes in a 33cl bottle -- how ...

Back at the beginning of June, Lidl's PR folk sent me a selection of beers from their summer range, as well as a press release with details of the whole lot ...

In order too balance it out, more malt is added as well, which then translates to more alcohol. Rebel Rouser IPA clocks in at 8.4% ABV.

The Hophead Chronicles

*Saranac 1888 Octoberfest is under the supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit*

The beer pours clear gold, with bubbly white head. Not much on the aroma, slight yeasty dough, and floral notes. The taste is of light crisp malt, ...

Drinking Blue Moon and want to broaden your horizons? Start looking for (and asking for) witbier, weissbier, or hefeweizen at your local bar or beer store.

20 Pounds of Pumpkin pours a dark amber with an off-white head, that just sits on the beer for awhile, before slowly receding. It has a creamy pumpkin pie ...

Fat Tire Belgian White pours a hazy straw color, with slowly receding huge fluffy white head. The aroma is doughy, like a freshly made yeast bread, ...

Hefeweizen is a German Wheat beer, not usually made with flavoring or spices. However, Sam Adams took the classic Hefe and made it Harvest Hefe by adding ...

Saranac Clouded Dream White IPA

Bent Paddle is the next brewery up, and Bent Hop, their "golden IPA". So, like a Yorkshire bitter, then? Nope, just a classically constructed US IPA that's ...

I was even more underwhelmed by Bullet Proof IPA, though pleased to find this beer from Galway-based Limerick-brewing Soulwater on tap at The Headline: ...

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Polar Haze is a hazy, juicy, lighter IPA. Look out for that citrus and tropical fruit flavor with a soft bitterness. Brewed with Citra, Centennial, ...

unfortunately for both of these fine brews, we had tried a brilliant ipa beforehand and were so wowed by it, it took us most of a glass to get into the ...

I was lucky to come across this unique brew upon my visit to their brewery in Clifton Park, NY. I opened it over Shabbos, hence the bottle by itself with no ...

Click here for more info from the brewery. A close look at the label tells us that indeed Sam Adams New England IPA ...

Finally there is Pale Ale, which classifies a beer brewed with pale malt, and plenty of hops. For Sam Adams description of this unique beer click here.

Beer Review: Samuel Adams Rebel Rouser IPA

It's a difficult beer to drink, unbalanced and unrelenting, and not what any stout -- Irish, French or otherwise -- should be about.

Drinkers of IPA will probably bemoan the lack of hops in this one but I was just happy that it's not completely awful, in contrast to what I was expecting.

Funkier Pumpkin pours a pale orange/light pink (a really cool color), with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma starts off like Pumpkin spice with cloves and ...

I followed the blue one with the yellow one: Abbaye de Vauclair Blonde, which bears the unsettling legend "blonde beer with caramel flavouring".

My next beer review is of Saranac Brewing's 1888 Octoberfest Lager, part of their German Roots Fall Pack. Saranac is owned by FX Matt Brewing, and brewed in ...

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When I think back to last fall, and the dozen taste tests I did of pumpkin-flavored beers, my tongue conjures flashbacks of bad and bewildering brews.

Delicious summer beer - orange flavor Blue Moon Valencia Grove Amber

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First up is Golden IPA, the baby of the bunch at just 55 IBUs and 5.9% ABV. I imagine the true-believers squinting their eyes and reluctantly granting it a ...

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Brand new to the market is Crafty Bear Brewing, working from the Third Barrel brewery. Bear Beer one is Tastes Like Sumt'n: a straight-up IPA at 6% ABV.

Finally from the house, Open Gate's West Coast IPA. Unlike lager, the brewery's record with IPA has been pretty poor. I blame the yeast: there's a tendency ...

I've been pretty busy with life stuff so the beer writing took a bit of a backseat. A few weeks ago I went on vacation to the ...

Also being brave with fruit this winter was James Brown Brews, launching an Orange & Juniper IPA, in collaboration with host brewery Reel Deel.

Back to the fruit beer next. YellowBelly's Juice Wayne is a double IPA brewed to a recipe designed by my fellow blogger Irish Beer Snob.

Caution Hops Ahead IPA trumps even Hawthorn Fury in the ABV stakes, at 6.5%. It's certainly not as light as the matching pale ale but it does have a lot in ...

Around the corner to Rising Sons, for a go of their Old Town altbier. It's getting to be a long time since I last had a genuine alt, but aren't they ...

I started with Under Dog, a session IPA at a very English 3.5% ABV, and an extremely English ability to brew a beer at that strength with a properly full ...

Craft Beer Goals for 2017

I chased YellowBelly Mortis up and down the country before I eventually caught it. The brewery released a very limited quantity in late August and I hoped ...

Also canned, 12 Dots is a collaboration with DOT's regular host brewery 12 Acres in Laois. It's a rye IPA of 6.7% ABV, pouring a bright and hazy orange ...

Modern IPA - "re-created a contemporary style IPA - basically the taste of

Don't mess with a classic. Or maybe do. I'll say this at least: the arrival of a Dry-Hopped version of Anchor Steam Beer did make me go out and ...

Brewed by Marston's, of whom I'm not a big fan, but at 5.9% ABV it should at least have been interesting. But it wasn't, really.

Saranac Pale Ale

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Derry's Northbound Brewery names most of its beers after their International Bittering Unit levels. I've never been a fan of IBUs as a useful measure of ...

Yesterday's post concerned the inescapable ubiquity of Mikkeller on Copenhagen's beer scene. The company gets at you before you're even on the ground, ...

Back from my train trip it was straight to The Brew Dock to try the newest from Galway Bay. It's the second sequel to Goodbye Blue Monday, a collaboration ...

I covered the first pair of Grafters beers, brewed at Rye River for Dunnes Stores, late last year. The range has now doubled in size, rounded out with two ...

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But it was the Romanian beer I was after, beginning with the aforementioned Sikaru. I've no idea where it's brewed.

Bull & Bush Brewery - Colorado Barrel Collective #5 Treacle Porter 16.9oz

It looks like a real IPA all right: an only slightly cloudy medium amber colour.

And Buddelship's core IPA is called Great Escape. It's 6.5% ABV, pale and hazy, with lots of sharp grapefruit in its aroma. This time the bitterness gets ...

Still hankering after IPA? About the best of them, I thought, was Green Monster, from the snigger-worthy Apynys brewery. 6.3% ABV and mixing in Citra, ...

Apprehension, then, going into Wild Bill's IPA, from the same producer. It's a worrying dark brown colour and is once again 5% ABV, with rye and unspecified ...

And finally the totally legit and trademarked Heinoweiser: an IPA of 5.5% ABV. We're staying on the dark side, though this is merely amber coloured.

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In combination with some majorly aromatic and grapefruitish hops it's almost a black IPA. But what's in a style? All you need to know is that it's one to ...

... Photo taken at Saranac Brewery (F.X. Matt Brewing Co.

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Also from the high-expectations file, Hope Oatmeal IPA, the fifth in a series of limited editions that has yielded some absolute stunners so far.

To the pils next, Bawełniane. This has the same sort of roughness as the märzen but is much better drinking. While hazy and far from clean-tasting, ...

Also arriving in a festive 75cl bottle was Arthurstown King's Bay Coffee IPA. It's a foamy beast, an unattractive murky amber colour underneath.

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Much attention was being lavished on Vat 44 which had only just become available. This had been originally released in a limited edition in 2013 and is now ...

And that's pretty much all it does: it's a beer of few moving parts, but no less enjoyable because of that.

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The bar is raised for the last in the set: Viven Imperial IPA. This certainly pushes the right aroma buttons with a pungent citrus buoyed up by the promise ...

Red Hook - Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Porter

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Goose Island – Bourbon County Stout 16.9oz (12 Pack) Bottle Case-(Call For Price And Availability Which Can Vary Year To Year)

It's unsurprisingly boozy with a definite Belgian character: the plum and raisin taste and smell of a dubbel. The finish is quick and, like the red, ...

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... almost Belgian IPA kind of flavour: lots of sweet honeydew fruit and jasmine spice from the hops but also a pillowy texture and a contribution of tasty ...

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The last beer for this week isn't exactly a new one, having been around since the summer. 9 Rubies is that rare bird, a raspberry IPA, brewed by Lacada and ...

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Meanwhile, just 12 weeks from the brewery to my back garden comes Odell's double IPA Myrcenary. Keeping things fruity, I get masses of magic mandarins on ...

An Eight Degrees footnote, which should really have been the prologue, is Enigma Single Hop IPA. I drank this before I published my last big round-up of ...

Back out to the yard and at the top of bar 2 there was Black's of Kinsale's inevitable New England-style IPA, Ace of Haze. It's hazy, but far from opaque, ...

I sneaked some teeny tasters of some other beers on the go around the table. One was Henry Ded Mon, a triple IPA collaboratively brewed by Warpigs, ...

Atak Chmielu ("Hop Attack" - chmielu is about the only word of Polish I learned all trip) is a 6.1% ABV IPA. Quite a sweet one too, despite the name: I got ...

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