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Saucy Intruder Rye IPA - Black Acre Brewing Co.

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Saucy Intruder Rye IPA
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Acre Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 5
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saucy indeed. Hops and rye are kicking on this one to create a smooth, yet boisterous brew. Nice spicy character to it. Full bodied. Robust.

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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%

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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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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