Nu Skool IPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Nu Skool IPANu Skool IPA
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3.95/5
Very Good
356 Ratings
Nu Skool IPANu Skool IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by kell50 on 08-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,258
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
356
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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5
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Photo of doctortobogggan
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Awesome tropical aroma with pineapple standing out most. Taste is similar. Crisp, light body - probably because it's a slightly lower ABV than your average IPA. Would love a DIPA with this hop profile.
Poured from can 3 months post-DOB.

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Photo of Drewvel
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wwoj
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.08/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light amber color. Good balance, slightly malt heavy weighing down the hops and citrus notes.

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Photo of Profundobaso
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Straw yellow in color with a nice three finger head. A lot of lacing left behind. Promising in look.
Smell - hoppy with tropical flavors. mango, passion fruit, peach. not overly sweet though.
Taste - a lot of tropical flavors in taste, with a nice hoppy bite in the finish. very tasty.
Feel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, and appropriate ABV at 6%.
Overall - its an experimental IPA that is fruity and refreshing. I appreciate the strong tropical flavors without being overtly sweet/artificial. Well done.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly pedestrian IPA. A touch bitter. Some fruity hops. Not exactly doing anything for me though. Just a mindless IPA.

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nu Skool - Southern Tier
IPA - 6% abv

L - 1.5 finger head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - citrus, pine, sweet malt.

T - citrus hops at first. Some dankness. Some pine. Medium bitterness and sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and feel.

O - One of Southern Tier’s best ipas.

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Photo of Curt3
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of maxbarto
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewnme
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a pint glass. DOB 10/9/17, so 4 months old here.

clear pale golden yellow body, small white head, leaving little lacing

clean faintly fruity aroma.

all flavors are somewhat muted, but decently balanced, hops, malt, bot citrus and non citrus fruit. nice drink

somewhat below medium on the mouth though, and slightly bitter on the finish.

Overall, sum is greater than the parts. ST does better on other ipas, imho.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, orange-gold body with lace sheath ring down the glass. Aroma is earthy, grainy, has notes of tropical fruit and minimal citrus as well. Fuller, smoother body with minimal bitterness as there's more of a tropical and grapefruit sweetness than citric bitterness. Clean finish w/ good balance and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of SpaethJam
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on draft at Charleston Sports Pub in Charleston SC.

Arrives a straw color, lighter than I expected. I usually prefer the lighter colored IPAs because it typically indicates hop presence instead of caramel flavors and sweetness. This one didn’t disappoint. Clear with a nice topper of foam.

Aroma is wonderfully hoppy. Without even reading the description you can tell this is dry hopped to shit. Love it. Very floral aroma.

Flavor profile is simple but beautiful. The hops are the star here. The crispy cracker malt grain gives a solid flavor profile. Crisp and clean more floral hop flavor with a hint of citrus and pine. Perfectly bitter.

A little on the light side for an IPA but a stellar beer non doubt.

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Photo of Beejay
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A bright yellow color with a light white head.

S: Tangerine, pine, tropical fruit, and a nice bit of malty sweetness.

T: Grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. Solid bitterness with a resinous finish, and balanced malt.

M: Medium body, but the fairly high carbonation makes it feel lighter than it is. Some oily hops in the finish.

O: Overall a pretty solid IPA, not amazing, but solid.

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Photo of Gatch
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Nu Skool IPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 356 ratings