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
379 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:
#6,984
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
379
pDev:
7.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of singletary
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It pours a nice golden yellow color with a small white head. The smell is of citrus but not to strong. The taste is very well balanced, a mild bitterness and a good malt sweetness that fits in very well. Again it has a balanced taste nice carbonation and leaves a good lacing to the glass. Overall a pleasnet and enjoyable drink.

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Photo of MikeFischer04
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned late April, enjoyed late June in VA. Didn't expect this one to be anything special.. Extremely good taste with a unique bitterness that creeps instead of hits. This must be due to the "wetness" of the beer. Idfk.. It's excellent.

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

I tried this during my bestie's member guest outing at his country club...the cabarrus country club. It poured a clear golden with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent had faint citrus peel hop. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it was a nice beer.

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Photo of rickyfinn
3.04/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks good, dark golden haze. Floral smell. Head retains good lacing, but way too aldehydic. Finish like a mouthful of fresh cut hay that lasts and lasts. I LIKE IT, but maybe an acquired taste. Very strong and lingering.

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chinaskifan1
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BillRoth
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at Duff’s Rochester. Decent IPA. While I love the Mosaic the experimental hop brought a resinous taste and slightly harsh bitterness I found distracting and slightly discongrous . Nothing wrong with it. Went fine with wings. Just would not have again. Love Southern Tier, but in my case...Keep experimenting!

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a clear medium yellow with moderate head and persistent lacing.
Smell his grapefruit and a hint of spice.
Taste is grapefruit, pine and a moderate bitterness.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisegreensoul
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of izraelc
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The best thing about Southern Tier is their beers are consistent. No matter what you're guaranteed a solid delicious beer. Pours light but packs a lot of flavor. A nice clean taste. A little sweet and citrusy with a heavy hop finish. Very well rounded.

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3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of slhuggy
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Picked-up as part of a mixed fifteen-pack of cans at Kappy's in Norwell for about twenty dollars. Decent IPA, nothing special, would probably not buy again.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bark0707
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lovindahops
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhasler0
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I would describe this as a tame IPA for folks interested in the taste of an IPA less bitter than most. It's a beer I'll happily drink but I rarely crave. It falls into the rare category of IPAs that people that hate IPAs will drink.

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Photo of doctortobogggan
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
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 +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Nu Skool IPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 379 ratings