Saucy Intruder Rye IPA - Black Acre Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 47
Avg: 4.05
pDev: 27.16%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Black Acre Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: MSandahl23 on 10-03-2013

An American style IPA with large additions of rye malt and Falconer’s Flight hops, creating bold citrus notes and earthy spicyness.

75 IBU
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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 47
Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dirty, earthy, raw and gritty- everything that describes this beer should be a solid turn off. Bitter, bity, grainy and rustic. Why would anyone want to drink it? Why? ...because that's what makes the beer awesome.

Black Acre's Saucy Intruder pours with strong murk that shades a medium amber austere. As a dense and creamy blanket unfolds across the surface, the nose is striken with caramel, apple, citrus, pine and earthen spice. As the malt stretches across the tongue, it grips it with the toasted sweetness of peanut and overcooked caramel.

And as the malt sweetness is firm and is intent to act in supporting fashion, it is quickly overshadowed by the rustic graininess of rye that imparts a peppery, husken grit that's mildly off-putting but also historically charming. Roasted peanut skins, charred hickory and peppercorn complete the husken bite of the beer that accessorizes the citrusy hops in taste and their resinous piney bitterness to close.

Somewhat soiled and gritty, the medium-bodied IPA finishes with a malty-dry texture and extended pine and citrus pith sticky bitterness. Reminding me of one of my favorite beers, Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale, this IPA takes a softer tone but lingers on the palate with a dirty grain bite that we shouldn't like... but we do.

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Photo of cvzigs76
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- Burnt orange, copperish color with a pillowy carbonation atop.

Smell- Overripe peach and mango, sticky sweetness and hop resin.

Taste- Rye comes through to add a little spicy bitterness balancing out the juicy tropical fruit flavors. However, there is a generic soapy bitterness on the finish I find off putting.

Feel- The best part of the beer. Fluffy, slightly undercarbed mouthfeel reminiscent of those NE IPA's we all know and love.

Overall- If not for the off putting bitterness on the finish this would definitely be up a few notches for me.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Copper body. Clear. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Lots of rye. Light grapefruit. Some caramel and bready malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. Caramel sweetness. A little toasty. Rye is very prominent, especially in the finish. Blends with the bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Very nice rye character. Definitely the highlight.

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Photo of W9820
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saucy Intruder has a beautiful red color. It smells earthy and the hops shine through. The initial taste is malty but gives way to hops almost immediately. The mouthfeel starts off coarse but mellows out very quickly. Overall, this is a great beer and my favorite at Black Acre Brewery.

Great Beer!

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Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler filled a few days ago poured into a NB snifter.

A - Pours a slightly pale but glistening golden straw yellow into the glass. A one-finger head of eggnog-white foam with lots of sudsy bubbles in the middle dissipates at a purposeful pace, leaving a thin ring of lace around the glass and large bubbles on the surface. Held to a full-spectrum light, the beer is a sunset orange-red and almost completely clear, with a thick column of bubbles rising to the surface up the center.

S - Luscious, ripe, freshly cut grapefruit served in a pine forest. Hints of orange and lemon zest. Freshly sawed wood with a touch of dried flowers. In the background, medium toasted multi-grain bread fresh from the toaster and a touch of caramel occasionally poke through. It's a decently complex nose and a pleasure to linger over.

T - An exact match of the nose, freshly squeezed grapefruit envelopes the tongue. As it passes, the rye provides a roughened quality to the foundation of the toasted malts, along with a bit of spice. Hints of orange candy sugars and a drop of honey appear in the back-end in an attempt to provide some balance. A noticeable dried herbs and pine hops presence lingers in the finish and rules the tongue.

M - Moderately fizzy with respectable carbonation. Body is a bit on the thin side, but not watery. Structure is tight, with well-integrated components. Finish is almost pucker-dry and takes its time fading away.

O - This is a rather robust IPA, in the sense that the flavors are full and up-front and feature the hops throughout. The rye provides both a roughed-up aspect to the taste as well as a deeper quality to the malt background/foundation. The folks at Black Acre said it's their most popular beer, and that's understandable - this guy is ready to play middle linebacker for the ole alma mater. Looking for an IPA that's just a bit more tuned-up than a bucket full of hops dumped onto a pedestrian grain bill? Check this beer out.

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Saucy Intruder Rye IPA from Black Acre Brewing Co.
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