From The Brewery:
A hop lover’s delight. In the India Pale Ale tradition this brew is very hoppy in both aroma and flavor from the generous amounts of cascade hops used in brewing. Look for a medium to full body and golden straw color.
Beer Style: American I.P.A.
Malt Selections: North American two-row
Hop Selections: Cascade
Color: Golden straw color
Mouthfeel / Body: Medium
Food Companions: Seafood, pizza, mexican
Original Gravity: 14.50
Appearance: A nice, golden yellow ale, enjoyed in a pint glass. It was topped off by a white lacing head.
Smell:Not too strong smelling. It gives us hops up front; cascade citrus and floral notes. There is a bit of malt in the background.
Taste: Mild tasting; it has a balance between the hops and malts, but there isn’t a ton of either. The hops come out in a citrus lemon fashion, that is backed by lightly toasted sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium; feels good on the palate and it is nicely refreshing
Drinkability: Medium – not too strong and nothing rough.
Notes: I normally enjoy IPAs more than Pale Ales, but Saranac’s Pale Ale is more enjoyable for me. The Imperial Pale Ale has the hops I am looking for from an IPA. A good transition beer for someone new to hoppy brews.