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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

371 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 371
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-28-2013)
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We crack the top, pouring a brew of dense maple syrup coloring into generic pint glasses. The head stands two fingers tall and is composed of fat and foamy sandpaper bubbles, retaining excellently. Sticky geographical and patterned lacing is left around the glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be active. The aroma boasts sweet floral hops atop a stable, hearty base of caramel, pale, rye, and raw barley graininess, elderberry and cherry fruitiness, medicinal and clovey phenols, candy corn and singed toffee sugars, banana esters, brandy sugars, white flour, bread pudding, raisin, pumpernickel breadiness, buttercream, and fresh ginger. Our first impression is that the flavoring follows the nose nicely, with bitter rye bite that excites and opens up the palate. As we sip, the taste begins with lime flesh, citric and floral hops, earthen grassiness, chlorine echoes, rye and pale malty cleanliness, bitter metallic bite, floury yeastiness, and roasty vanilla bean. The middle comes to a peak with an odd mix of fruity cherry, prune, and apricot with bitter plastics, barks, ethanol, coin, and earthen, floral hoppiness, for a cloying, yet surprisingly burning swallow. The end washes through with a melding bitterness of rye grain, corn meal and white flour, salt lick, toffee sugars, smoky plastics, roasty caramel malts, red grapey sweetness, toasted corn and husk, green and resinous grassiness, and floral and nectary hops. The aftertaste breathes of musk, cherry and plum flesh, dry rye, corny adjuncts, fumy booze, ink, penicillin medicinals and moldiness, coal, stagnant mineral water, chalky chocolate maltiness, malted milk balls, and oily citric rind hoppiness. The body is medium to full, and the carbonation is medium. Each sip gives great slurp and smack, cream, and froth, and vigorous pop and glug. The mouth is left wonderfully cooled and heavily coated, with eventual puck, but only slight dryness across the hard palate. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks very nicely.

Overall, our favorite aspect of this beer is its robust dedication to the rye base through the flavoring. The taste remains flushed with rye at every turn, taking the form of the savory, the bitter, and the sweet. It mixes well at each of these stops with the surrounding fruit, hops, and medicinals, keeping things warm, hearty, and pleasant. This is really a fantastic brew. It is different enough from not only their stock, but of the entire local upstate NY stock, making it a stand out on numerous levels, all while keeping it heavy enough to appeal to people seasonally. It is also kind of a blend between the dark and the light, and with hoppy enough brightness to appeal to the hop heads alike. Their best “2X” to date.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 20:18:21 | More by TheBrewo
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I will tell anyone that listens when I get going on about beer, that I am not an IPA fan for the most part. I don't like beer that is "too hoppy" and when it gets too bitter, and/or medicinal tasting, well it just doesn't agree with me. I am more of a brown ale guy, TBH. So when I was in my local bottle shop looking for something different, all I saw on the ST 2X Rye carton was "3 kinds of hops and 5 kinds of malts" and figured I'd give it a try. It wasn't until I got home that I saw it was a rye IPA. Well, I certainly wasn't gonna waste this beer, so I cracked one and poured it into a glass...

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So, my basic proclamation is this - this is an IPA for people who don't like IPAs! I will be seeking out other rye IPAs to compare!

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2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 371 ratings.