Nu Skool IPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Nu Skool IPANu Skool IPA
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3.94/5
Very Good
408 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:
#10,607
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
408
pDev:
7.61%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
110
Trade:
1
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Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of h4ger
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of secondtooth
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a thick white head of suds and limited lace.

Aroma: Tropical fruity hops, high grade here.

Taste: Tropical fruity hops again, balanced with caramel malts. An absolutely solid modern American IPA.

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Photo of Mandpasbury
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, golden straw color with half a finger of off-white foam. There is a bit of lacing that is very stubborn. It has a big hop nose with floral and citrus accents - all very pleasing. Its taste is is just what I thought it would be... Lots of Pine and citrus with nice fruity overtones. Overall I like this beer a lot and the only thing that I could even remotely say was not completely up my alley was that it had an alcohol - forward finish that stayed with me for a while... and that is being Ultra picky. Highly recommend this beer and will certainly pick up another 6 the next time I see it on the shelves.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazyish orange-yellow body, one finger of foam
Woody, malty, and spicy. Some soft citrus and tropical scents also. Papaya maybe
Honey, mango, oak, spice, grass, raisins
Medium, somewhat syrupy feel
This was a weird twist on the tropical IPA take. It was fine, but not what I expected

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of burnstar
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffSK
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Turbo
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppyhoppy
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.83/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Johncnh
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Unclevince
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pillowy head with plenty of lace leftover. Cloudy light yellow.
S: Rose petals? Slight fruit. Otherwise, first impression. Rose petals.
F: Bitter on the ends, dry finish
T: A "doughnut" IPA. Outside bitter with fruit/raisin hops flavor and a peppery finish, but there's a hold in the middle. Not a full flavor, just one that hits the edges of the tongue. There's a little lemon to the bitter as well.
O: Decent for new IPA drinkers, but didn't have the follow up that I'd want/expect.

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Photo of jbexphys
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierliebhaber3
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaktcc
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scottsbeer
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rubezahl
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An easy drinking IPA; moderately hopped with noticeable maltiness. I would offer this to my non-IPA drinking friends as an introduction into IPAs.

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Photo of Bigskyjim
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nu Skool IPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 408 ratings