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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 37 | 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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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +4.7%

dmorgan310, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of rkf1976
4/5  rDev +4.7%

rkf1976, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of SenorHops
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

SenorHops, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Gavage
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Gavage, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +4.7%

kylehay2004, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.24/5  rDev +11%
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.

Brenden, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of pottergator
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

pottergator, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of keithmurray
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - golden amber colour with white head

Smell - spicy rye, citurs on this as well (grapefruit), orange peel

Taste - rye, caramel, grapefruit, hop bitterness

mouthfeel - heavier side of medium bodied, medium carbonation, spiciness and heavyness from the rye

overall - this beer is worth a try

price point - $1.67/12 oz single

keithmurray, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of LostHighway
4/5  rDev +4.7%

LostHighway, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of Kerrie
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Kerrie, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of CaptDavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

CaptDavyJones, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

pathman, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
4/5  rDev +4.7%

bigfnjoe, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of Gambrinus1184
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Gambrinus1184, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Beerlover
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Beerlover, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of AaronMeda
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

AaronMeda, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of theblub25
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

theblub25, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Stobin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Stobin, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of MRsojourner
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

MRsojourner, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of q262
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

q262, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of teromous
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
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 -7.6%
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 28, 2013
Photo of mrskunk
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

mrskunk, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of Ankur
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Ankur, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of sneaks2210
4/5  rDev +4.7%

sneaks2210, Sep 27, 2013
2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.