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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

518 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 518
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:
Beer added by: shirfan on 04-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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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.

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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.

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Hoppe (Imperial Extra Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.