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Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale)Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale)

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517 Ratings

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Ratings: 517
Reviews: 423
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 15
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: shirfan on 04-01-2007)
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

GrindFatherBob, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

DaPan, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

artoolemomo, Apr 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

ejimhof, Mar 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

cfalovo97, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

matjack85, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of MarkJBurch
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Freshness date has worn off of the bottle. Found this one sitting on the back of a shelf with a nice layer of dust. I would guess it is at least a year old. Pouring into a Southern Tier fluted glass. Nice one inch head that fell relatively quickly, left behind a splotchy glimmering white lace. This beer is very light orange, golden, amber color that almost appears to glow.

The smell is terrific. I am picking up a subtle fruitiness, pear maybe, very slight banana, apricot. Delightful. This smells very fresh, although I am quite sure it is not. The smell is almost of a Belgian pale ale, I am curious as to what yeast was used.

First sip, delicious. More to come. Okay, this is very well balanced. A little bitter towards the end. Very delicate. Light biscuit undertone, wheat, and very subtle fruit. The alcohol is almost completely disguised.

This beer tickles the tongue, plays with it, very smooth but every now and then I feel a slight bite from the carbonation.

Very refined, an exercise is minimalism as stated on the bottle. I am extremely pleased with this beer. I wish I could have tried it fresh, but will certainly return to the bottle shop from which I purchased it, in hopes of finding another dust laden gem.

MarkJBurch, Feb 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

DmanGTR, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

RandyKemka, Jan 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Mattias, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Goobastic, Jan 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

RBorsato, Nov 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Kittiwakedave, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of daledeee
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 22 oz bottle.

Poured into my goblet. Got a nice rusty gold color with white head and decent lacing.

Nose is malt and apricot.

Taste is rather mellow compared to what else I have been drinking lately, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. I found this one to be leaning a little toward the tropical with the hints of apricot, grass and plenty of malt.

Mouth feel is quite good with creaminess. Overall, not alcoholic, great fresh tasting beer and quite drinkable.

daledeee, Sep 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

ajs4bd, Aug 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

HEADYdb, Jul 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

brn9000, Jun 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

srw, Jun 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

GennyCreamAle, May 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

twizzbeatz, May 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

avisong, May 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Marko_D, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

deapokid, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of Momar42
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Delirium tulip glass.

A - Cloudy, medium orange color. Very little head, not sure if its due to the age of the bottle or the actual beer itself. What little head that did form disappears rapidly with no lacing.

S - Very faint hops, mild citrus aroma, nice smell but very slight overall. Was looking for something more.

T - Quite sweet up front, midway through the hops kick in, but very subtly. Finishes smooth with a very faint bitterness. Overall taste is sweet, atypical for most IIPAs.

M - Very smooth mouthfeel due to the sweetness. It coats nicely and is pleasant.

O - Overall a pretty decent, easily drinkable (especially for the ABV) IIPA. Far less bitterness than the average IIPA with a much higher sweetness as well. I found myself enjoying it in spite of the slight disappointment in bitterness. Strangely I found myself drawing comparisons to Delirium Tremens as it warmed up. If you can find it, give it a try. If you are looking for bitterness, give it a pass.

Momar42, Apr 11, 2012
Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 517 ratings.