Southern Rye IPA | Susquehanna Brewing Company

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Southern Rye IPASouthern Rye IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Susquehanna Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
sbcbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by spartanfan on 06-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
7
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
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Susquehanna Brewing Co. "Southern Rye IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, production coded "090115" and sampled on 3 JAN 2017... can it be that this beer is well over a year old?
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: It initially poured fairly clear until a lump of yeast came out and muddled it up. There's just a tiny spot of yeast left in the bottom of the bottle. Cloudy orange-amber body beneath a frothy head of off-white. The head retention is OK and the lacing is better than average. The aroma is citrusy and tropical with some apricot and soft pine over a sweetish caramelish malt base... there's a bit of spiciness but I can't tell if it's from the hops or the rye. The flavor is full and rich with golden caramel and soft rye. It's sweetish and quite malty, almost like a double IPA, but balanced by a solid bitterness that brings it home to a dry finish. Hmmm... the flavor and aroma are really quite similar to each other. There's a little more depth to the flavor with a touch of lemon and herbs added in, but otherwise it's very similar with a clear note of apricot followed by malt and pine. I can taste the yeast, as in "yeast", which isn't bad, but isn't helpful - perhaps it really is quite old, and if that's the case it's held up amazingly well. The alcohol never shows other than a little heat which is welcome in the dry, piney and herbal finish. Medium-full in body with a fine-bubbled, seemingly natural standard carbonation. I don't normally like rye and pine together because it can get a little too spicy, although this works (perhaps the pine has died down, or the rye; or maybe the rye wasn't that spicy to begin with). And I appreciate that it's fuller and richer in malt, more like a double IPA. Would it fit the category? Yes, current standards cut off a regular American IPA at 7.5% ABV whereas this is 8.6%, and Imperial IPAs start at 60 IBUs which I'm sure it at least has. Very nice. I'd love to see them do this again. Of course it just occurred to me that if I judge this as just an IPA it'll be off (too malty, too much body, too much alcohol)... ugh... what to do?

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on draft

amber in color, clear, off-white head. good flavor profile of the blending of the malt, rye, and hops. didn't realize by the taste of the higher ABV

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