Nu Skool
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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From:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
 
New York, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,821
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,313
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 7.63%
Ratings:
448
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 06, 2021
Added:
Aug 06, 2016
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  124
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: After over a year of prototyping R&D batches of Nu Skool IPA, this final version is one special beer. It’s an approachable, well-balanced IPA with slight malty sweetness that’s brimming with tropical, fruity, spicy, piney & citrus character. To contrast our IPA (brewed since 2002), which most closely resembles a traditional English IPA in malt & hop bills, we wanted to brew an IPA in a new way. Like craft brewers, hop farmers have come a long way. This beer showcases just how far we’ve come with alluring aromas & explosive flavors using only new American & experimental hops. There’s no need to add anything else. It’s time to graduate to the next level of hop flavors with Nu Skool IPA.

HOP PROCESS: We used 3.5 lbs. of “new school” varieties of hops per barrel of beer. We load our hopback to the brim with Mosaic hops for a big tropical fruit character. A nice whirlpool dose of experimental hop #07270 gives the beer a flavorful, resinous character. We then dry hop this beer on two separate days with a large amount of Mosaic hops in our hop cannon & Simcoe + Equinox two days later.
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4.29 by Plaz1989 from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2021
 
3.5 by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania on Oct 16, 2020
 
3.99 by EdFed from Illinois on Nov 10, 2019
 
3.85 by ralphyone from New York on Oct 07, 2019
 
3.87 by ItsBeer4Me from Pennsylvania on Aug 18, 2019
 
3.78 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Jun 21, 2019
 
3.85 by RT-Kris from New York on Apr 17, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by kyky from Virginia

Drank from a can poured into a glass. Light color, good flavor. Fairly malty but more or less a straight forward, but perhaps above average IPA

Apr 14, 2019
 
3.75 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Mar 30, 2019
 
3.59 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2019
 
3.83 by ADKbeerguy from New York on Mar 24, 2019
 
3.85 by jak from North Carolina on Mar 24, 2019
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3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by nasharm from New York

It is a decent beer, nothing special. Too hoppy and spicy for my taste.

Mar 23, 2019
 
3.41 by DaveNicholson from Florida on Mar 21, 2019
 
3.73 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Mar 18, 2019
 
3.64 by Bitburger from Vermont on Mar 16, 2019
 
3.71 by StonewallSipper from Pennsylvania on Mar 09, 2019
 
3.72 by norinco from Ohio on Mar 08, 2019
 
4 by Edgewater from New York on Mar 02, 2019
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3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

$ 2.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.125/oz) from Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA. Reviewed 2/25/19.
“DOB 01/11/2018” stamped on bottom of the can. In reefer at distributor. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Yellow, hazy. When held to the light, it becomes translucent.
Head – Large (Maximum 7.3 cm, aggressive center pour, white, low density, good retention, slooowly diminishing to an irregular seven to eleven mm lacy ring and a large, mountainous, foam island. Many islands and archipelagoes of tiny to small bubbles remain after the head retracts. The second pour produces a much smaller, denser head.
Lacing – Good. Broken rings of thick, three-dimensional foam comprised of tiny to medium bubbles.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Aroma – 3.75 – Resin and some powdery citrus.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly bitter with none of the nose resin and only some of the citrus. No alcohol (6% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Considering this can is over a year old, it’s still an above-average IPA.

Feb 25, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by Dogboywonder from New York

“Nu Skool” as a name would seem to suggest that this is supposed to be a contemporary stylec NEIPA. In fact this a little closer to an older Styled NEIPA. It’s a little more malt forward w just a hint of hop juiciness. It’s good, but not great

Feb 24, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Iphilo4life from New York

Great IPA, very refreshing!

Feb 24, 2019
 
3.71 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio on Feb 24, 2019
 
3.82 by tbeer40 from New Jersey on Feb 18, 2019
 
4 by Carmack from Florida on Feb 17, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

Had it on draft at PISA. Have no idea if it was fresh but it was pretty bad

Feb 10, 2019
 
3.97 by glass_house from Ohio on Jan 30, 2019
 
3.58 by srw from Virginia on Jan 28, 2019
 
3.73 by Raleigh97 from Virginia on Jan 18, 2019
 
3.59 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Jan 12, 2019
 
3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2018
 
3.79 by bebg835 from New York on Dec 17, 2018
 
3.78 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Dec 14, 2018
 
3.86 by Loosecannon from New York on Dec 02, 2018
 
3.59 by Paoloboston from Massachusetts on Nov 16, 2018
 
4.51 by Mcmexface from New York on Nov 11, 2018
 
4 by cp45 from New Jersey on Oct 30, 2018
 
3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Oct 24, 2018
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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Chickenhawk9932 from Pennsylvania

Pours a hazy pale orange Amber with an off white head with decent retention.

Citrus and floral notes in the nose with some resinous pine and earthy undertones.

Taste is citrus up front orange, lemon, and lime followed by some sticky pine notes. There is a slight biscuit malt middle leaning towards a earthy dry finish.

Oct 13, 2018
 
4 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Oct 07, 2018
Nu Skool from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 448 ratings