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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 4,068
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 128
Gots: 749 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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Ratings: 4,068 | Reviews: 1,015
Photo of pdad329
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Almost TOO smooth for a DIPA. Nice, piney hints in the aroma. Hops not as pronounced as I expected. Enjoyed it, anyway.

Photo of Buzzed1970
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Love the bitter citrus taste!

Photo of Critter1594
2.58/5  rDev -36%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

Look: who cares
Smell: bland
Taste: bland
Feel: appropriate

Double IPAs are supposed to have double the hops. This tastes like a nice clean 1xIPA.

Photo of Jeff_whitman
2.98/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Definitely not a west coast dipa.

Photo of Stutz
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and creamy with good feel bitterness. A little light on the citrus

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy bright gold with a nice white tall head.

Aromas carry hop resin and pine. Some maltiness comes through as well.

Flavor is huge lemon candy and sweetness, along with pine and floral tones. I also get some pepper, cream soda, and more hop dankness.

Mouth is pretty full and nice. Goes down smooth with a good amount of carb. Those intense hops provide that nice bite on the back end.

Lovely beer! Tastes bigger than it may seem. The sweet/bitter balance is great.

Photo of MNJR
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chunky, thick beer with low carbonation. Juicy Fruit gum flavors, hoppy resinous aftertaste. A sipper. This beer would be improved by sharper carbonation and less chalky residue in your yap after drinking it.

Photo of 50marathons
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice. Great hop taste. Could be a bit more balanced but very good.

Photo of DannyP35
4.97/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorite IPA's out there.

Photo of Oldejoe
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks. Soft Amber color, not too heady.
Smell. Peachy, fresh, slightly beery.
Taste. Mild hops front to back. Nice fresh sense.
Mouthfeel. Soft, medium body, slightly puckery, a bit fuzzy, must be the peaches.
Overall. Nice solid beer; didn't do anything special for me, but I admit to being dark beer person.

Photo of CortlandMachine
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good, but not great. I expect more from a good brewery like Southern Tier. I really wanted to like this more, but it was average in my book.

Photo of HoldMyHopsIII
3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Light, golden with decent head that disappeared rather quickly

Smell: Slight citrus smell, but overall not much aroma

Taste: Very smooth beer but tastes slightly watered down and bland. Not quite strong enough for my liking

Feel: Goes down very smooth and well carbonated

Overall: Expected more bursting flavors coming from a beer with an 8.2% ABV. However, it is very easy to drink and I would recommend it as a casual summer IPA

Photo of munnster76
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much better than the Unearthly IPA which is 9.5% alcohol. Still somewhat disapointed by this beer.

Photo of BillyGam
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I didn't care for this very much.

Photo of Roby923
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice hop smell. Doesn't return on the taste. Lack of malt backbone here. Feels light and watered down. On tap at Dees.

Photo of sprat1960
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Look: Light golden color; hazy unfiltered appearance. A small 1/2 finger creamy white head forms when poured that dies down quickly leaving a thin trace of foam on the surface of the beer. Lots of bubbles.

Smell: Mildly aroma of grass, citrus, malt and hops. Inviting.

Taste: Smooth slightly acidic citrus start with a nice mild hoppy finish.

Feel: Rich medium body, velvety feel with a very slight dry finish. Near perfect.

Overall: Very nice IPA. Nice body, not thin and commercial. Nice flavor; just hoppy enough to be very enjoyable without having a overly dry finish. Refreshing. I would gladly drink this beer again!

Photo of mhbach97
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not my ipa. Complete lack of fruit/citrus hints.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An easy drinking big hoppy beer with citrusy hops oozing out of the bottle.
There is some haziness in the beer after my pour. the color is your basic golden amber.
The beige head that sits on top is pretty tall and dense. Very much carbonated so I don't think that head will fade too much.
The aroma is hoppy with some citrus notes even perhaps some floral and herbal.
It's balanced too i can smell the malts and they have an almost pilsner malt smell.
Drinks bitter up front sweet in the middle and bitter at the end.
There is a hoppy and malty balance here but subtle and not as bold as the nose.
A good tasting beer that flows easily over the palate, perhaps some mild gritt.
A good beer, go get one!

Photo of Coolcheech
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle, drank from a tulip.

A: Light amber pour with a lot of bubbles. One finger white head, with legs.

S: Very mild fruity smell, almost undistinguishable 30 seconds after pouring.

T: A very mild beer. You get some hoppy bitterness after drinking for a while. As soon as I sip it the tip of my tongue tingles and I can just notice some spice from the alcohol.

M: Light/Medium body.

D: For such a high alcohol beer and being a DIPA, I’d expect a lot stronger flavors. The hops and alcohol come on very soft. I do like this beer, though. At 8.2% and being this easy to drink this might be my new backyard beer.

Photo of almostjay
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid all around, if not spectacular.

Photo of -Hoptimus_Prime-
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer overall. I have to admit that the aftertaste, or, rather, the "afterbreath" is slightly unpleasant for some reason. After drinking most of a six-pack, the taste on my breath isn't the most enjoyable, and is worse after waking up in the morning. This might be just me, however, and I won't let it effect my rating of this otherwise great beer. If you haven't tried 2XIPA yet, put it on the "to do" list.

Photo of PatrickCT
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a: One finger wispy head over a honey gold body.

s: Hoppy. Grassy.

t: Hops up front but not overwhelming. A nice caramel malty follows. The alcohol is well concealed.

mf: Medium bodied and balanced. Slight hoppy bite.

o: Smooth and easy to drink. An absolute pleasure, actually.

Photo of Tilghman
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had two of these the other night at a local restaurant in Crownsville, MD, Lures. (They have a very nice selection of various beers on tap.) Really nice showing from this DIPA. Nice color, fresh taste and good finish that you’d expect from a very good quality IPA. Still may prefer my favorites, but this was a good one. Definitely recommend.

Photo of Rjjmartin
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For the high amount (my opinion) of alcohol in it is very good. Many other brews with 6% or more seem to have a bitey taste that lingers.

Photo of Steve61
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice beer, was expecting more

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,068 ratings.