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Southern Rye IPA - Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Southern Rye IPASouthern Rye IPA

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 56
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spartanfan on 06-07-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 56
Photo of jzeilinger
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Medium to dark orange in color, quite bright with a few floaties and a bright white lacing ring that's very sticky.

S - Spicy, citrus, light pine, earthiness, and some sweet biscuit malt. Overall, the nose a little weak.

T - A balanced mix mangos, oranges, sweet red grapefruit and pithy spice with a little bit of alcohol and finishes with a bitter pine/citrus bite that knocks down any remaining malt sweetness. The bitterness starts to fade out not long after the bitter finish and leaves some bitter and sweet orange peel on the palate.

M - Heavy and full bodied for the style, perhaps my favorite part of this beer, it's not wimpy and watery. A little greasy, gentle carbonation, and no alcohol warming on the way down.

O - If you are looking for a punch in the face with hops, this isn't your beer as it is more balanced and there's no bottle dating so I have no benchmark to go by. Overall, this is an enjoyable beer, would like another bottle please!

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

on draft

amber in color, clear, off-white head. good flavor profile of the blending of the malt, rye, and hops. didn't realize by the taste of the higher ABV

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a grapefruit hop smell mixed with a moderately potent rye bread aroma. Along with these aromas are some quite nice smells of a tropical fruit nature with some tangerine and mango along with some other hop aromas of a pine nature. Overall the aroma has a nice blend of hop, rye, and fruity smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice smooth and moderately sweet flavor, with it being as a mix of a lighter grapefruit hop, some fruity flavors of tangerine and mango and a nice somewhat doughy and bready flavor. As the taste advances the rye that was detected in the nose starts coming to the tongue, mixing with the fruity-sweet and grapefruit nicely. Some flavors of lemon come to the tongue around the middle of the taste being accompanied by some flavors of herbs and a lighter flavor of pine. The pine grows stronger to the end with it replacing some of the grapefruit hop that was present upfront. Along with the increase in the pine, there is also an increase in the fruity flavors of the brew, and with a slight increase in the rye flavors, one is left with a pleasant sweet tropical fruity rye bread flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. These characteristics are quite nice for blending the sweeter tropical fruits with the blend of hop and the rye to make for a rather smooth and easy drinker.

Overall – A very enjoyable rye IPA with a good balance of fruitiness, rye, and hop. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of spartanfan
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brewed exclusively for Philly Beer Week with Steiner Experimental 0526 hops. Had in a pint at PJs Blue Bell. Pours a clear amber with nice lacing. Lots of grapefruit in the nose. Tastes of rye and grapefruit. Well balanced with a solid medium body. Overall a very enjoyable RyePA. Maybe surpassing Red's Rye as my favorite rye beer.

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Southern Rye IPA from Susquehanna Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.