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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.36%
Wants: 10
Gots: 25 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Kerrie, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gambrinus1184, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

AaronMeda, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

theblub25, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Stobin, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

MRsojourner, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

q262, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of teromous
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A nice medium shade of amber that is perfectly clear. The head is a frothy off-white color and leaves great lacing.

S: Fairly complex hop aroma, a bit of pine, slightly catty, and a hint of grapefruit scent. It's not a really strong or fresh scent, but it has a good aroma to it.

T: First off there's a mellow bitter grapefruit flavor, followed by a light toast flavor. I do pick up a bit of the rye character, but it is so light compared to the hops. The hops really dominate in this beer. The more I drink it, the more the rye comes through...it's like the rye flavor develops layers on the palate over time and it becomes stronger. I don't get any alcohol flavor.

M: The mouthfeel is medium and not completely dry. It has a robustness to it.

O: Overall it wasn't my favorite rye beer or anything, but it was pretty good. I can't really put my finger on it but it just didn't win me over. I wouldn't turn down a pint but I wouldn't go nuts looking for it. It has the added benefit of being over 8% without tasting like alcohol, so that might be something to consider if you're a fan of imperial versions of beer styles. If that is the case, then I would definitely recommend trying it out. If you're just a rye fan, really it just provides your standard rye beer flavors.

teromous, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of mdubzfrumpdubz
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Overall a pretty good rye, not one that is so complex it warrants a full review. The color was not as deep as I would expect from a rye. The mouthfeel was refreshing, but rather ordinary. One thing I need to point out is I cannot believe it is 8%...for a stronger beer, it is very very drinkable. Not boozy at all, and quite refreshing. Heck, I might put down a few of these tonight, cheers!

mdubzfrumpdubz, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mrskunk, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Ankur, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

sneaks2210, Sep 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

jaxon53, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

cpxc, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of mattbk
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper. Slow moving bubbles, not much carbonation. Surprisingly clean for a beer containing rye, much less 2x rye. Looks like it might be fairly sweet, based on the viscosity.
S: Slight grapefruit, some spicyness from the rye. Not extremely aromatic, likely due to the muted carbonation.
T: The taste is very good. Grapefruit, it has some dank to it, rye spiciness, almost some mellow smokiness too. Not much of an alcohol bite, if at all. Only some very slight sweetness. Bitter, but not overwhelming bitter. A very interesting beer, not extremely drinkable, but not overwhelming with complexity either. Enjoyable.
M: Fairly full bodied. Adds to the complexity. Not very carbonated. I don't mind it this way.
O: Not much in the aroma department, but this is a complex and tasty double IPA style beer. The rye adds some thing to flavor profile, possibly to mouthfeel as well. Nice job STBC.

mattbk, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

dar482, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

TheFightfan1, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
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!

jwc215, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

AngusOg, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Greenlabel, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Lordquackingstic
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a mini snifter.

A: Deep amber honey color with a sticky and slightly off-white head. This beer is reeeally clear, you can see all the way to the bottom of the glass with perfect clarity.

S: Spicy rye melded with citrusy hops followed by a slightly herbal note.

T: Rye bread, lemons, slight pine, green tea.

M: Very, very light bodied and masks the 8.1% alcohol content perfectly, making it insanely drinkable. I could see myself knocking these back easily (until the high abv catches up to me, obviously!)

O: This is a great addition to the fall lineup for ST. I'd prefer a slightly heavier body to make it feel more like an autumn seasonal, but otherwise it's really nice. Rye and hops go together like peanut butter and jelly, I just can't get enough of this combination!

Lordquackingstic, Sep 25, 2013
2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.