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2XRye - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
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%

JohnK17, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

derekdenim, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of Zone_Fighter
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Zone_Fighter, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +4.4%

civicm87, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of dsnyder61
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

dsnyder61, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Dcunicelli, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

neckbracesub, Sep 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Tyrawlings, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

JimmyFlatRock, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of ChrisMon02
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ChrisMon02, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of LI_PO12
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

LI_PO12, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Kayaker
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Kayaker, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Gww1864
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Gww1864, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

ThisWangsChung, Sep 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

capuchinpilates, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

aaronoaks, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Kendo
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

Kendo, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

nyyfanatic213, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Segelstrom, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Ironcityblackand, Sep 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

PEIhop, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Lukass, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

rjvanston, Sep 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

cozmo, Sep 08, 2013
2XRye from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.