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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 594
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 11
Gots: 63 | FT: 1
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BB1313 on 08-28-2013

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Photo of brentk56
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color capped by a couple of inches of foam; a reasonable amount of splashy lace lingers

Smell: Peppery/spicy/minty rye tones waft above caramel malt

Taste: A bit of caramel lays the foundation and then the rye and the hops take over; tasting a bit like rye whiskey, the peppery/spicy/minty tones assault the palate, with piney hops taking over where the rye leaves off; nicely blended into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is an interesting beer and I wish I liked it more but I am not a fan of the rye flavors being this dominant and clashing with the hops; worth a try as I always tip my hat to a brewer who decides to try something different (727 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Where historically the rye grain has been regarded as useless and having no place in the alcohol producing world. Even the ill faded Rogenbiers of Germany celebrate an earthy and grainy quality that's regarded of lacking the refinement and elegance of modern beer. However, all that changes in the presence of Pacific Northwest hops.

With no hint of rye in the beer's appearance, the ale pours with a bright copper hue and casting golden highlights through its bright clarity. An off-white cap of foam floats the ale with stern, long-lasting retention and with impeccable lacing. Its a very inviting appearance.

And the aromas don't yet show the beer's husky character, instead preferring a bold and juicy hop scent. Grapefruit, freshly zested oranges, pineapple and soft tropical blends give the ale a highly vibrant fruit tone. Backed by a balancing caramel note, the malts seem to give a candied effect to the citrus and tropical medley.

But then to taste, the spicy "zing" of rye springs to life. Just as the caramel sweetness greets the tip of the tongue, an almost peppery grain bite strikes the taste buds simultaneously. Rye gives the sweetness a hearty, husky balance that roughens up the elegant maltiness. The middle palate really hits home as the hop flavors of tropical and citrus fruits add a counterpart to the malts for both added balance and an alluring IPA character. That is, until the beer finishes- where the expected super-charged hop bitterness was expected, the hops ease up and allow the spicy-sweet intertwining malt/rye flavor to finish grainy-sweet.

Medium bodied from head to tail, the beer's malty sweetness has a starchy structure that provides high creaminess with its dissolved carbonation. But as the carbonation subsides and the sweetness lessens up a bit, a drier and warmer finish ensues. All the while, the sharp pang of rye pierces the mouth like fresh cracked black peppercorns.

The marriage of hops and rye seem to elevate both with an effortless taste and spicy bite. Although the ale is dangerously drinkable for its high "2X" potency, I really wish the ale had delivered on its IPA promises and finish with the acidic bitterness that was expected. (2,198 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized rye malts, citrus, some hops and some spice.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. Then some breadiness comes in from a hearty malt character. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. There’s also some spice deep in the background. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while. (775 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson for the share, enjoyed chilled in a pils glass.

The color is honey golden with light haze with visible carbonation and think white head with fine bead. The smell is malty with a slight earthy aroma with malt toasted odor with light herbal hop note, the smell also has a woody essence. The feel is very good with semi-dry texture with modest carbonation and slight sweetness with moderate bitterness and warming alcohol in the finish.

The taste is good with nice maltiness fromthe rye with mild hop flavors backing it up with a slight toasted and woody combo with light citrus in the background and nice level of spice with a gentle alcohol taste in the finish. Overall this is pretty decent, not quite a rye Ipa, but strong and has good rye malt taste, I would drink this again. (808 characters)

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great rye. Nice hearty and rustic tones on it. Consistent flavor. Easy drinker. If you are looking for a regular rye to go to, this would definitely be one to consider. (168 characters)

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 8/21/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, tangerine, pineapple, pine, floral, grass, rye, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, rye, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, grass, pine, rye, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial rye IPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. Not as much rye flavor as I was expecting; but this was still a very enjoyable offering. (1,353 characters)

Photo of chinchill
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. No date found.

Pours clear copper in color with a nice head that has very good duration, Nice sheets of lacing are left on the glass.

M: smooth and full, with excellent, lively carbonation.

Aroma: sweet malts, including caramel, with plenty of multi-grain bread and a little spiciness from the rye.

T: could be adequately described as a malty American PA with an additional spicy rye component.

O: A malty and spicy PA. Well crafted and easy to drink. (477 characters)

Photo of jwc215
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 08/20/13:

Pours deep copper. A thin, lasting head leaves lacing.

The smell is of minty rye, caramel and piney/herbal hops.

The taste is of minty rye, some vanilla. The taste of mint is certainly noticeable, but doesn't overpower the spicy, piney/herbal hops or the caramelish malty backbone. Nicely balanced. Alcohol is well-covered. Finishes satisfyingly dry.

It's smooth. Nice carbonation level.

This is a very nice, robust rye beer! (449 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
4.73/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The advent of the Rye Beer style has finally given me something to look forward to other than a steady diet of AIPAs and even if it comes in a bottle, I will give it a try.

From the bottle: "Double Rye Ale"; "Brewed with 3 varieties of hops and 5 types of malts".

My aggro pour created just better than a finger of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was a button-bright, beautiful coppery-amber (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose had a big black pepper and peppermint bite and my mouth was already beginning to water at the prospect of this one! Mouthfeel was silky smooth and the minty pepperiness was like a celebration on my poor, aching tongue. The finish left me literally breathless, like I had been drinking mouthwash, in terms of its intensity. I was minty fresh and so was this beer. The lacing that began to form in the glass was beautiful and sticky and I found myself not worrying about getting it off. (922 characters)

Photo of Gavage
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls. Moderate lace develops.

Smell: grapefruit, some graininess, and a mild fruitness comes through to the nose.

Taste: spicy rye, orange, mild grapefruit, a bit of pepper spice, and an apple tones shows up late. Moderate bitterenss and a mild alcohol tone rounds it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, a bit less crisp and a touvh dry late.

Overall: a refreshing rye beer that is well balanced and easy to consume. Very enjoyable. (518 characters)

Photo of corby112
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark golden orange color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Good retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down.

Slightly earthy aroma with resinous hops and grassy pine along with a strong malt presence and a decent amount of spicy rye. Soily with wet earth, grass and pine needle followed by caramels malt, toffee, biscuit and subtle dark fruit. Rye begins to stand out as it warms with a peppery spice character. Three different hop varieties but the hop profile in the nose is sort of one dimensional and the malts begin to overpower the rye after a while.

On the fuller end of medium body with a stronger rye presence than the nose hinted at. Spicy and peppery rye dominates the flavor up front but is quickly complimented by dry, earthy hop bitterness that lingers through the finish. Dry, sticky hops are very bitter with grass, pine needle and spruce tip flavor. As it warms, the malts become more prominent with caramel sweetness, toffee, dark fruit, bread and biscuit. The high ABV is well masked making this beer easier to drink than it should be. Complex and well balanced but the hops interfere with rye spiciness a bit too much for my preference. I would have preferred if it was heavier on the rye with a subtle earthy hop presence. Unfortunately it was the other way around. Still, this beer was interesting and an enjoyable drink. I haven't been a big fan of the 2X Series but this one was decent. (1,505 characters)

Photo of biegaman
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2XRye pours with a hazy, iced-tea coloured body and a head that looks like untouched Arctic tundra. It's by all accounts a healthy looking beer, especially considering the strength of its shine. Its deeper tone suggests an emphasis on maltiness (indeed malt outnumbers hops five varieties to three).

Types of ingredients is one thing, quantity is quite another; a strongly bready aroma confirms the abundance of malt but traces of pine resins and grass ensure us that hops haven't merely been reduced to chopped liver (Southern Tier would never do that!). Still, this bouquet is very grain-forward and exudes notes of cookie dough, rye bread, cereal and straw.

When a beer has "2X" followed by an ingredient as its name, it's fair to expect twice as much of that ingredient. Indeed, this beer showcases more rye in its flavour than any other that comes immediately to mind. It has the taste of rye whiskey (minus the burning alcohol presence) and plenty of the grain's distinctive spice (aided, I believe, by some spicy hops).

On that note, despite the tall order of farmhouse pumpernickel, lupulin has certainly not been lost in the shuffle; elements of pine serum and candied citrus can be sensed in the aftertaste. The other grains aren't squeezed entirely out of the picture either; there's lots of biscuity and nutty, caramel sweetness on the finish as well.

Southern Tier does less wrong than the Pope - they are the Bishop of New York state microbreweries and a leader of the nationwide craft beer revolution. They've been a favourite of mine since I first discovered craft beer and, to this day, I find their seasonals so good as to warrant cross-border trips. 2XRye made the last run especially worthwhile. (1,722 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on August 15, 2014.

The pour is fairly attractive with its medium amber color but there was not a lot of head to speak about.

The aroma tends to highlight the hops more than the rye with a forceful floral sensation and a soapy kind of scent that was slightly distracting. Double rye? Feels more like a DIPA.

The body is medium and has a kind of acidic astringency.

The taste does bring out a touch of those rye grains but this is really about the hops in my opinion. Floral, citrus, bitter hops. (541 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle, DOB 08/21/13. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear orange/amber color with about an inch off-white head that sticks around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like rye, pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit) hops, and some bready malt. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also an earthy/herbal flavor noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a solid brew, I liked it. $10.99 a 6-pack. (542 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Well I could now see why this beer has alluded me for so long this was a fall release. Found at Beermuda notorious for having old beer.

A - Pour is decent a clear chestnut brown with just a 1/4 inch of head that pulls back for great lacing. Not bad for a beer with 5 months on it.
S - Mild rye smell is rather sweet and a slight twang of herbal hops. It smells pleasant not very dry or spicy.
T - Not bad the rye taste pretty balanced with the citrus hops its just not wowing me. Guess I just don't love rye beers.
M - Light to medium in body easy to drink.

Overall its a good rye beer check it out if thats your thing. (622 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle DOB 08/21/13
A - deeper amber color with nice clarity, creamy ivory head fades rather quickly
S - toasted grain, caramel, earthy spicy rye, fruity piny hops
T - nice balance and complexity; fruity, spicy, earthy, rye, toasted grain, caramel, toffee, pine, citrus, alcohol very well concealed
M - medium/full body, somewhat resinous, finishes dry and semi-bitter
O - nice strong rye ale with good complexity. Glad to try it. (435 characters)

Photo of barczar
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant copper with a frothy light khaki head that lingers.

Spicy rye, dank and citrusy hops, and toasted nutty malt form the initial aroma. Hops are dominant, but both malt and rye are present in full force. Mango and pineapple become noticeable as it warms.

Nutty, toasted malt forms the base of the flavor profile, with strong underpinnings of muted tropical fruits, citrus, and onion adding complexity. Rye is woven throughout, finishing slightly peppery and dry.

Body is fairly thick and smooth, with moderate carbonation and alcohol warmth.

I'm not a rye fan. I expected to dislike this beer, but the rye bitterness is not as overwhelming as in some rye beers, and there's enough hop flavor complexity and depth of character in the malt to keep my interest. (778 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drinking my second one of these and just looked it up and am stunned to see it is 8.1%

I'd have guessed this to be more of a pale ale at 5-6%...that is how it drinks...

I don't know that I've had a rye beer where I enjoy the rye characteristics more than this one...features a real tasty, malty rye dimension...

Hops lend a little citrus on the aroma..a little spiciness as well on the nose...

The flavor is real rye malt forward....love it....hops and the rye also contribute some spicy characteristics...

Great drinker...like I said drinks like a pale ale to me....no booziness at all....very enjoyable.. (612 characters)

Photo of Brenden
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The head on this beer is frothy and tight with a yellow tint to it, rising to just less than a finger but keeping up that height almost the entire way through. It settles to what looks like a solid pillow and develops craggy edges, while leaving a creamy sheet of lacing at the top and thin patching in its wake. It's sort of copper, maybe a little lighter, but pretty clear.
That earth is on the nose, and it's really pleasant. It's got a light spiciness to it that's not as heavy as some ryes. I think it's just softer from the balance of hops and the generally soft sweetness given off, as floral, citrus and leafy notes complement a sort of fleshy tropical fruits note. Malts add an additional note of caramel.
Floral and fruity (very specifically tropical, but with definite grapefruit notes), the taste mingles delicately with a leafy something. Spiciness is sort of on the back end, persistent but not hard. The earthiness works nicely off the fruits, neither taking away from the other. Alcohol is exceptionally well masked, peeking in at the back of the throat but barely.
This has a really soft feel that doesn't detract from the medium body, and a very nice creaminess that coats the tongue without being slick. It works off a crispness that leads right into the velvety texture. (1,290 characters)

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle purchased and drank at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours a medium brown color, slightly tawny, with a half inch head, and lots of lacing down the glass.

Smells pretty potent, with some great citrus aromas- orange and grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Not really noticing any rye yet.

The rye shows itself in the flavor. The rye hits you first with a peppery, spicy bite up front, that's washed away by juicy hop flavors reminiscent of the fruits mentioned in the aroma. The malt backbone on this one is substantial enough to hold up to the hops, but not substantial enough to overcome, them. There is some dark toasted bread flavors that are really nice, almost like pumpernickel bread.

Medium bodied, crisp, dry mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

This one was awesome, and a worthy entry into the 2X series. (838 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden amber color with a one finger of white foamy head. The head has a great level of retention, fading over ~5 min and leaving a nice level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma has a big dose of rye and citrus hop. Along with these aromas are some pine and a grassy smell giving a more resinous aroma to the brew. Some other smells of a light caramel sweetness and a bit of an oaky/woody smell round out the aroma making for a nicely hopped rye smell overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready flavor and a little bit of caramel sweetness. Rye flavors are present upfront, beginning more mild, but getting quite a bit more potent as the taste moves on. Hop flavors, quickly come to the tongue, being of an earthy and light citrus flavor. As the taste moves on the caramel loses some strength while the rye continues growing more potent. Like the sweetness and rye the hops transition as well with the citrus largely disappearing and the earthy growing stronger and being joined by some other hop flavors of a grassy and pine nature. The rye, grass, pine, and earth take the taste to its end, where a light amount of wood enters the taste with a bit of caramel returning to the tongue as well, leaving a slightly resinous hopped but still rather present and smooth rye flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to slightly below average in terms of its creaminess and has a carbonation that is on the lower side. The thinner body isn’t the best for the combination of rye and hop flavors but the lower carbonation is actually quite nice for the rye flavors of the brew really allowing them to stand out.

Overall – A quite tasty and easy drinking moderately hopped rye. At 8.1 % abv and being so easy drinking and enjoyable, this one is a bit dangerous but regardless is very nice overall. (1,937 characters)

Photo of maximum12
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It is just me, or are ryes suddenly proliferating like unprotected rabbits? I mean, fine by me, but for a while it was hard to find one, & now they're coming outta the woodwork. 12 oz. single that I need to consume, to see if I need to buy more.

Pour is a light, creamy, very clear orange with accelerating carbonation. I need spectacles to find the nose. Faint citrus, spare earthiness, not much going on here. Hopefully saving itself for the taste...

2X Rye punches well above its tepid aroma. The rye leans earthy vs. spicy, & I prefer the latter; this one tastes like a hand full of clean Kansas loam. Hopping arrives timidly after the rye, & lends a mild bitterness & a little pine. Breadish & grainy. Goes down easy enough, though.

After having a couple world-class ryes in the past few weeks, this brew just doesn't stand up. Pretty good, just not my speed. (869 characters)

Photo of tigg924
3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, clear

Smell: spicy hops, earth, and lumber

Taste: spicy rye hops, big citrus hops, a bit of rye seed at the end

Mouthfeel: bitter but not overly so, medium-light body, medium-high carbonation

Overall: Lots of spicy rye hops but I would have loved more rye bread taste. This tastes like a slightly above average imperial ipa with lots of citrus. Not bad, but nothing that distinguishes it from the pack of other hoppy rye beers. (489 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a dark orange amber color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma is quite malty with some sweet bready malt as well as that spicy big rye. The hops are of sweet orange, some grapefruit, and pine. There’s certainly garlic and onion in the back as well.

The flavor follows with some grapefruit, a good amount of garlic, then the bready malt and huge rye spice. The pine bitterness really lingers well with the spicy rye on the finish.

This is a really great take on 2XIPA. For rye lovers, this is a great beer to try. (537 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Southern Tier's 2XRye a couple weeks ago for $1.89 at The Lager Mill. I'm kind of in the mood for a Rye Beer tonight and since I thought most of Southern Tier's 2X beers were nice I thought I would give this one a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label is pretty standard for the 2X series, it looks ok. It poured a fairly clear orange/amber color that took on more of an amber color when held to the light with two fingers worth of fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some nice spotty lacing behind with some nice head retention. This is a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by some nice malty aromas with some grainy and bready aromas coming through with some caramel malt aromas sticking out the most. Up next comes the rye which imparts a nice earthy and spicy rye aroma. Towards the end comes the hops that impart a nice citrus hop aroma with citrus rind aromas seeming to stick out the most. This beer had a pretty good aroma, it had a nice combination of malty, hoppy and rye like aromas.

T- The taste seems to be fairly similar to the aroma, but lighter. It starts off with a medium amount of sweetness followed by a good amount of malts that impart a nice grainy and bready flavor with caramel malts still sticking out the most and they are followed by a medium amount of earthy and spicy rye flavors. Up next comes a lighter citrus hop and earthy hop flavor with a lower amount of medium bitterness and a malty and rye like aftertaste.

M- Smooth, crisp, clean, fairly creamy, medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was pretty good and it worked well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and an above average example of the style, it had just enough rye flavors but it didn't seem like the rye was bold enough to live up to the 2X name. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, crisp clean, not too filing and the taste did a decent job at holding my attention, I think a couple of these would be the right amount for me. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and aroma, they were both pretty good, but I really liked the balance and the hop profile in the aroma. What I liked the least about this beer was the taste, it was still nice, but I thought the rye and especially the hops could have shown up more like they did in the aroma. I don't think I would buy this beer again, for a seasonal Rye Beer I would rather have a Ruthless Rye. I would recommend this to Rye Beer fans, but I don't think it's a stand out in the style. All in all I thought this beer was solid, but if the taste was as good as the aroma then this would be a pretty damn good beer, I think with a little tweaking it could live up to it's potential. This beer doesn't make me like Southern Tier anymore, but it doesn't make me like them any less either, it's kind of right in the middle. (3,127 characters)

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2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.