Nu Skool IPA | Southern Tier Brewing Company

Nu Skool IPANu Skool IPA
BA SCORE
82.9%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 286 ratings
Nu Skool IPANu Skool IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.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:
#5,621
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
286
Liked:
237
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
7.59%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
70
Trade:
1
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Photo of edthehead
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of calebc10410
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very watery and thin (citrus seltzer water?). no discernible aroma. Just not good.

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Photo of Larueminati
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Teku glass. Canned 24 May 2014.
3.75/4/4.25/3.25/4.25
A: Slightly hazy yellow clear with short-lived white head and mild effervescence.
S: Smells floral, bitter, hoppy, and fruity. Very nice.
T: Mmm yes please. All those nouveau hops come through strong, bitter, resinous, and fruity. It's pretty darn bitter without being too dry or lingering too long on the aftertaste. Pretty mild taste power wise, even though there's a lot going on, it never blows up.
M: Somehow comes across as a bit thin, also ultra-crisp.
O: A really solid IPA that is packed with flavor without being overwhelming. All the same, it doesn't put the brakes on the hoppiness. Delightful.

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Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kewharton
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ncampbell
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A real solid beer to throw back with some Rick and Morty after a long day. No complaints and a surprisingly good beer.

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

Photo of scotorum
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

SOUTHERN TIER NU SKOOL IPA 9/4/17

Poured from the 12 oz. can into a Lawson's stemmed tulip. No visible canning date.

a: Translucent gold with an inch thick white head which receded quickly to patchy surface foam and spotty lacing.

s; Citrus and pine.

t; Follows the nose with more pine resin than citrus, over a light to medium malt base of indistinct type. Some bitterness lingers on the dry finish.

m; Light to medium, ok body and good carbonation tingle.

o; A decent IPA but whatever Nu Skool is, this isn't better than many, including their Live and especially 2xLive. I assume they were going for a more "juicy" taste, but it's just an average session IPA with a higher end ABV. Still, it's tasty and refreshing enough not to disappoint.

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

Photo of sonofliberty2
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice IPA!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.02/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a nice looking semi-hazy burnt yellow color with a slight transparency about it. Just a cap of a little white foamy head that swiftly dissipated to leave some sly running lace.
The aroma had had some stiff bitter piney hops up front boldly hitting against the citrus and smoothed out super sweet tropical sticky fruitiness. Cracker/biscuit/slight caramel malts come through quaintly.
The flavor brought everything together somewhat sweetly with a steady bitterness coming about to round out the edges. Slight aftertaste of the citrus, tropical and caramel malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Some cloying sticky sweetness ran across my tongue, but honestly, I was somewhat expecting that.
Overall, well, I honestly don't think it was a subpar AIPA, just one I really don't see myself coming back to.

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cuy50
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Distillery in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a clear light orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells surprisingly spicy and bitter- I expected a lot more tropical fruit here. There's a bit of malty sweetness on the nose.

This is a nice little fruit, but it does fall a bit short. It's very thin, and a bit watery, but the combination of spicy and fruity hop flavors is really nice. There's a lot of candied Mosaic sweetness- it dominates- kind of reminds of fruit cup juice at the bottom of the cup. There's not much malt here- a little bit of sweetness.

The bitterness lingers a bit here. The mouthfeel is quite, quite thin- this just doesn't feel super substantial.

This is an interesting attempt, but it needs a bit of fine tuning.

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

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brauseboof
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Nu Skool IPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.9% out of 100 with 286 ratings
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