2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by AlexanderSelby:
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Fine head. Slightly pee-colored in that it is a dirty-yellow/light orange, yet very clear with little bubbles still climbing up. Smell hit me initially with orange peel or lemon peel. Not just sharp citrus, definately some funk in there, no doubt a twist thrown on by a heavier malt base. Taste is surprisingly light with bitterness throughout yet never overpowering. Hop flavor is more obvious than hop bitterness. There is a perfume-like floral quality to the hop profile. But there is a lingering sweetness that sort of reminds me of an orange tootsie pop. That sweetness keeps the alc off quite nicely, too.
Since the bitterness is manageable, the sweetness cuts the high abv, and body is rather light, this double ipa ends up being a surprisingly drinkable brew, especially considering the stats. I say, "Go for it! Connect four!"
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2011 02:02:17 | More by AlexanderSelby
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2.85/5 rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
While still better than the majority of mass-produces beer, this is a representation of the style I am not fond of. It's all hops with just a bit of malt sweetness before the hops take over.
Pine-y resins of hops comes through on the pour, with a pale wheat-straw colour giving up a decent-sized head that dissipated quickly, leaving very little lacing. The taste was as I described above - you get a malty sweetness on the tongue that quickly gives way to the 4 varieties of hops used in this brew. This BA cannot taste any hidden notes of fruits. Finish is very dry & bitter, and this lingers for quite a while on the palate. Mouthfeel is decent, a little thick & with good carbonation.
Overall, not a favourite of mine.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:51:29 | More by slym
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,371 ratings.