If it were not for Saranac, I would not be the hop lover I am today. HATED hoppy beers, until I had their IPA. Fell in love with it, and now I cannot gt hoppy enough. In fact, as I write, I enjoying Devil Dancer Triple IPA. 112IBU's, and 12%.
I will agree with you on the Saranac Plae Ale, I was not at all impressed with it. But, see if you can find the IPA, and I bet you will write a different review.