Release Southern Tier 2X Rye

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by CloudStrife, May 14, 2013.

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  1. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2008 New York

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  2. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,326) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I do like the beers Southern Tier has put out lately from 2x stout to the new Live pale ale that I worked through an entire case of.

    I for one do not like a lot of rye in my beer so 2x rye might not be for me. Too much rye leaves me with a dry palate but I will still try it since I may like it if it's balanced enough.
  3. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    Yes. I imagine that one has a lot of potential. 2XIPA is easily the driest of their DIPAs, and it's much better for it. DrDemento456, I figure that if their DIPAs tend to be too sweet, then a nice, dry, rye-forward (D)IPA should be a nice addition (dried-out, relative to their other DIPAs, of course).

    Ruthless is decent but not great, and Rye of the Tiger is excellent. Another affordable, promising rye (D)IPA in sixers will be quite welcome in my fridge.
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  4. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2008 New York

    Agreed.... And we have the same birthday.. to the year...
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  5. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    No shit? Well how about that. What part of NY, Mnsr Strife?
  6. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Devotee (482) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    NICE! I am huge Southern Tier fan
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  7. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2008 New York

    Same here!... Got all their 22's on top of my kitchen cupboards (good lord thats a weird word) Was a little disappointed in the Plum Noir but had just drank the Bourbon Backburner and a BCBS... tough competition.

    btw if anyone has a Southern Tier Gemni with the original non "holographic" label .... I'll trade real beer :stuck_out_tongue:
  8. dap325

    dap325 Initiate (151) Apr 2, 2009 New York

    Love rye beers.. Can't wait to try this.
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  9. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (847) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Sounds great!
  10. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (718) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Following the footsteps of SN Ruthless, Founder's Red Rye PA, Boulevard Rye-on-Rye, GLBC Rye of the Tiger, FFF Rye da Tiger and Full Pint Rye Rebellion, im really excited for ST's attempt on a rye beer!!
  11. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (218) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    I just cracked a Gemini I recently found in Syracuse (Galeville Byrne Dairy). It's bottled 2/6/12 but still tastes damn good to me. The label is shiny, but I don't think it's a hologram.

  12. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,446) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    I've personally been underwhelmed by ST's 2X series, besides 2X IPA.. hopefully this breaks the slump..

    Rye is good.. I like the spicy/black pepper aspect..
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  13. CloudStrife

    CloudStrife Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2008 New York

    Thanks for the lead but the old one I am seeking Isnt shiny.... Holographic wasn't really the right phrase I guess.
  14. mattbk

    mattbk Devotee (467) Dec 12, 2011 New York

    2x Everything.
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  15. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Zealot (511) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Definitely looking forward to trying this one. I really like rye beer.
  16. Rob315

    Rob315 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2010 Kentucky

    Can't wait for this one.
  17. Mersh

    Mersh Zealot (531) Mar 10, 2013 Connecticut
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    I think Rye's are highly under appreciated. I myself am a huge rye fan. Brewers should make and bottle more.
  18. nicholasofcusa

    nicholasofcusa Aspirant (223) Jan 14, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Yes. This is awesome. I love Rye IPAs. Rye of the Tiger is one of my favorite beers this year, and I still have 18 or so bottles left. 2XRye should make a nice replacement in a few months.

    Magic Hat's Rye IPA was also pretty good. I only had it once but it was definitely better than anything else I've ever had from them, which isn't saying a lot.
  19. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (218) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    I just grabbed some of the brand new Old Habit by Ithaca Beer. Rye beer aged rye whiskey barrels. It was almost as awesome as I remembered the last batch, which was some time ago.
  20. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Devotee (482) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    I can not wait for some rye from southern tier
  21. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (848) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
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    Sounds tasty!

    Rye IPAs seem to be getting more and more popularity.
  22. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    Im not big on rye, but Southern tiers X2 series has yet to fail, so I doubt it will with the next one.

    I cant wait to give it a try.
  23. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    You guys don't get Founders in NY, do you? I think it has transitioned to season release, but their Red's Rye Pale is baller.
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  24. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I've recently had a few Southern Tier beers (Live and 2X Stout) and have been impressed ... I REALLY liked 2X Stout. I have a 2X IPA in my fridge.

    They make some good stuff.
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  25. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Devotee (482) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

    Drinking 2x IPA right now, with some Alpha King and Dreadnaught chillin in the fridge. Big fan of 2x
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  26. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    We sure do. Red's Rye is pretty good, for sure. I need to give it another go sometime soon.
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  27. Christopper

    Christopper Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 New York

    Founders all over this piece.
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  28. sfsean28

    sfsean28 Disciple (356) Dec 17, 2008 New Jersey

    Looking forward to drinking ST 2x Rye, when I can find it. Blue Point Rastafa Rye was the first rye and I've been hooked since then. Sixpoint Righteous Ale was very good and most recently I had Arcadia's Sky high rye which was a pleasant surprise while searching for GL Rye of the Tiger.
  29. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    This is the one beer from Founders that I must have on draft.
  30. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,019) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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  31. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,528) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Sounds good and I'll definitely try it.
  32. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,287) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    As in, it's better on draft? How different is it between bottle and draft? I've never had it on tap.
  33. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (620) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    I dig the 2xIPA and 2xStout so I bet this is gonna be good
  34. blivingston1985

    blivingston1985 Disciple (326) Jan 7, 2010 North Carolina

    I've just never had a bottle taste anywhere near draft. There is a big aroma on draft that makes the grapefruit notes and there is an almost... floral note that I never get from the bottle. Maybe I've never had a really fresh bottle? Maybe it's just in my head? But I did live 3 hours away from the brewery when I lived in Michigan and feel my experience is the same here in NC.

    Am I alone on this one? Anyone else agree?
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  35. darkenbar

    darkenbar Initiate (126) Jan 15, 2006 New York

    This sounds good, sucks that we have to wait till Fall. I think rye ipa's go great with anything from the grill.
  36. ichorNet

    ichorNet Crusader (708) Mar 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    I'll probably check this out. I also saw sixers of ST 2x Steam Double Uncommon recently which looked interesting... an imperial brown steam beer seems like one of those really weird ideas no one wants to tackle. I'm into the idea of strong rye ales, too, though, so this may be a no-brainer. 2x IPA and Stout are both fine.
  37. bkov33

    bkov33 Initiate (176) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    does southern tier follow the trend where "fall" beers are really released in summer? or do we actually have to wait until september/october to try this one?
  38. 1Sundown2C

    1Sundown2C Devotee (422) Jan 13, 2012 New York
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    You must have not tried the 2XSteam they just came out with. Big letdown.
  39. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Had that last month, worst ST beer I've had.
  40. jucifer1818

    jucifer1818 Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 Florida

    I disagree. I had x2 steam, and for me, its the best steam beer I've ever had, and a good beer on its own. Everyone I've recommended it too has agreed with me so far, and it continues to be a good choice at the bar.

    Hopsun was the big letdown for me, but that was just because it was just not a good idea, in my opinion. Hops and wheat generally do not mix well, and for me, it just felt like a very average beer
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