Saucy Intruder Rye IPA | Black Acre Brewing Co.

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Saucy Intruder Rye IPASaucy Intruder Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Acre Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
blackacrebrewing.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American style IPA with large additions of rye malt and Falconer’s Flight hops, creating bold citrus notes and earthy spicyness.

75 IBU

Added by MSandahl23 on 10-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
13
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dirty, earthy, raw and gritty- everything that describes this beer should be a solid turn off. Bitter, bity, grainy and rustic. Why would anyone want to drink it? Why? ...because that's what makes the beer awesome.

Black Acre's Saucy Intruder pours with strong murk that shades a medium amber austere. As a dense and creamy blanket unfolds across the surface, the nose is striken with caramel, apple, citrus, pine and earthen spice. As the malt stretches across the tongue, it grips it with the toasted sweetness of peanut and overcooked caramel.

And as the malt sweetness is firm and is intent to act in supporting fashion, it is quickly overshadowed by the rustic graininess of rye that imparts a peppery, husken grit that's mildly off-putting but also historically charming. Roasted peanut skins, charred hickory and peppercorn complete the husken bite of the beer that accessorizes the citrusy hops in taste and their resinous piney bitterness to close.

Somewhat soiled and gritty, the medium-bodied IPA finishes with a malty-dry texture and extended pine and citrus pith sticky bitterness. Reminding me of one of my favorite beers, Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale, this IPA takes a softer tone but lingers on the palate with a dirty grain bite that we shouldn't like... but we do.

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3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -5%

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Copper body. Clear. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Lots of rye. Light grapefruit. Some caramel and bready malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. Caramel sweetness. A little toasty. Rye is very prominent, especially in the finish. Blends with the bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Medium body.

Overall - Very nice rye character. Definitely the highlight.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saucy indeed. Hops and rye are kicking on this one to create a smooth, yet boisterous brew. Nice spicy character to it. Full bodied. Robust.

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4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of barczar
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrusy, grapefruit, with sweet mango, caramel malt, and peppery rye hints.

Flavor reveals more rye upfront, with a peppery, lightly bitter earthy hop and rye finish. Grapefruit juice and pith complement well mid palate, along with toasted, nutty malt.

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Photo of maximum12
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to the gkheater for this seriously cool, black-and-white silhouette, 16 oz. can. Somebody went professional with their can design. Consumed in lovely Austin, MN, looking out over a corn field from my window while watching the Twins (not lose for a change – yet).

The pour is orange with a slash of red; I have to take a heaping mouthful to get all of it into my traveling glass (never travel without your own glass; I’ve drunk out of plastic hotel glop, & this hipster says ‘not cool’). Mild rye farmland dirt in the nose, nothing else. Weak.

Saucy Intruder: no fancy dance steps here. Straight peppery rye with a blending of sixteen different years of earthiness, touch of caramel, light citrus & pureed pine, moderate bitterness on the finish. Bit thick, but slipping down like an oily stripper.

Hit buttons, produce rye IPA. No molds were shattered in the making of this beer, just a good, solid brew.

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Saucy Intruder Rye IPA from Black Acre Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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