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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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86
very good

372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
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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Ratings: 372 | Reviews: 68 | Display Reviews Only:
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-19-2013 05:22:31 | More by ryanpj
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schaffer9252

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-19-2013 00:39:46 | More by schaffer9252
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-18-2013 20:40:03 | More by JohnK17
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derekdenim

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-18-2013 20:36:59 | More by derekdenim
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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

09-18-2013 15:52:40 | More by Zone_Fighter
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civicm87

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-18-2013 15:15:57 | More by civicm87
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-18-2013 05:17:18 | More by dsnyder61
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Dcunicelli

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-17-2013 22:51:03 | More by Dcunicelli
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-17-2013 16:35:13 | More by neckbracesub
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-17-2013 01:38:54 | More by Tyrawlings
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-16-2013 23:52:51 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

09-16-2013 20:08:18 | More by ChrisMon02
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LI_PO12

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance- Deep copper, clear, 1 finger head fell fast.

Aroma- Spicy rye snap, pine, herbal ,citurs hops, slightly sweet bready malt, slight booze

Flavor- good amount of rye spicy, and earthy, pine more up front here with some floral notes as well, good malt backbone, much easier drinking than 8% would suggest.

Mouthfeel- a bit more than medium but light for the abv, medium cabonation. slight alcohol warmth

Overall- I was pumped for this being that I love ST and rye beers in general, and this is tasty. Really fits the weather right now and is damn tasty. Maybe not the best rye beer out there but a must try for rye fans.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2013 04:00:50 | More by LI_PO12
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Kayaker

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-15-2013 22:57:38 | More by Kayaker
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-15-2013 19:47:06 | More by Gww1864
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear copper color. There isn't much head - not even a finger's worth of white-shaded head - but what's there tries its best to retain well. Some lacing is left behind.

S: A good amount of rye malt on the nose, with just a kiss of sugar cookie sweetness. An herbal touch of hop bitterness blends beautifully with the rye aroma. Perhaps too well, though: it's a bit one note aromatically.

T: This has a nice rye-forward nature. A pleasant spiciness opens the flavor profile nicely, with the earthier rye tones closing it well. All of this is accentuated by subtle hopping that provides a good flavor with low bitterness. Some of the fruity sweetness in the middle goes away once it warms up. This is exactly what I expected it to be, and that's a good thing.

M: Most rye beers seem to prick the tongue slightly, but this does a good job of retaining a smooth texture, partly thanks to restrained (if not low) carbonation. The finish isn't really that dry, so it's not amazingly drinkable. It's not suffocatingly sweet either, so it's not hard to drink, either. Basically, it's about as drinkable as you'd expect a good 8.1% brew to be.

O: If the whole modus operandi was to showcase the rye flavors first and foremost, I'd definitely say they succeeded. While not the most complex, it's definitely a very good rye ale, and one where I wouldn't have regretted picking up a 6-pack of this.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 18:24:05 | More by ThisWangsChung
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-15-2013 18:11:38 | More by capuchinpilates
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aaronoaks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-15-2013 07:22:56 | More by aaronoaks
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Kendo

New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle - born on 8/30/13, consumed on 9/13/13 - into a Duvel tulip, the body appears reddish in lower light, but when backlit is clear orangey-amber with a half-finger off-white head.

S: Mild nose - touch of bready malt, some spice. Maybe some smoke too?

T: Wow, the rye is pretty strong - I had a session IPA before this (cleansed the palate with water, crackers and Monterey jack cheese), and the difference in the profile is dramatic: hops versus rye. Good malt foundation provides some sweetness, then the rye kicks in, with spice on the back of the palate. Doesn't seem terribly hoppy, though I'm getting some tropical fruit. Higher ABV (8.1%) is noted at the finish.

M: Heavier than expected for some reason - call it a little heftier than medium in weight. Slightly slick in feel.

O: Good. Different.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 02:52:54 | More by Kendo
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nyyfanatic213

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-14-2013 01:27:46 | More by nyyfanatic213
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-13-2013 22:27:46 | More by Segelstrom
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 15:14:55 | More by GreesyFizeek
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Ironcityblackand

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

09-13-2013 05:02:49 | More by Ironcityblackand
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-12-2013 02:55:58 | More by PEIhop
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-11-2013 01:24:56 | More by Lukass
2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.