Nu Skool IPA is an American IPA brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a can.
The IPA pours a mostly-clear golden yellow and is capped by a very tall stack of rocky white foam that shows excellent retention. Be careful when pouring this one. Gobs of lace clutch the sides and loose soapy layer tops the ale.
The aroma is bright with a scent of tropical fruit and pine. Dank resin asserts itself as the beer warms.
The tasting begins with a blend of doughy bread and a light citrus. The bitterness intensifies on the backend, mixing citrus and resin. Sweet tangerine mellows the bite and a light cracker malt ties the palate together.
Its feel is crisp and clean with a medium body and matching carbonation. Dry finish.
The Nu Skool IPA presents well. The dry-hopped aroma is pleasant and its clean palate delivers a nice punch of hops. Feels lighter than it is and that crisp dryness makes this brew an easy crusher. An all-around solid IPA.
The Hopping Process
Southern Tier uses four different hops varietals for this IPA. Mosaic and Experiment Hop #07270 provide fruit and resin flavors. The IPA is then dry-hopped on two separate days with Equinox, Mosaic, and Simcoe.
Southern Tier recommends the following food pairings with their Nu Skool IPA: smoked ribs, spicy foods, and shellfish.