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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,347 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 277 | FT: 6
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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AwYeh

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 4/18/12 poured into pint glass.

A: Just slightly hazy golden-yellow body with a finger or so of fine, white head. Bits of lacing are left behind, and a few small streams of carbonation bubbles move through the beer.

S: Pretty strong, sweet aroma. There's lots of ethanol, a bit of grainy malts (seeming almost like corn given the sweetness), and big quantities of all kinds of hops– herbal, floral and citrus. Grapefruit and pineapple flavors seemed particularly noticeable when the beer was fairly cold, but have been overpowered a bit once it has warmed.

T: Hops really dominate the flavor; heaps of bitter grapefruit and orange are quite noticeable here, and the herbal and floral hops keep doing their thing as well. Alcohol is decidedly less pronounced, which I'm happy about, and there's a solid malt backbone to keep everything together. Bitterness comes through on the finish– nicely balanced.

M: Thin to moderately bodied, a bit thin for the style. Very smooth and moderate carbonation lends a creamy texture, which more than makes up for thinness. Slightly dry on the finish.

O: A solid Double IPA, and I'm glad the ethanol tones from the smell didn't make it into the flavor with the same intensity. Certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 03:03:59 | More by AwYeh
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12 oz. bottle picked up in Port Huron; bottled March 6 2014. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a beautiful, clear golden-blonde colour with nice effervescence. A continuous swarm of bubbles lazily floats its way to the surface, reinforcing the half-inch of lumpy, frothy white head seated there. A nice-looking pale ale, with an enticing aroma that is typical of this style - lots of resiny pine, grapefruit and lemon citrus alongside milder notes of pineapple and caramel malts. Slightly floral; a nice bouquet, overall.

Full-flavoured and reasonably balanced for the style; this is a quality strong IPA if there ever was one. Doughy malts and caramel sweetness provide a backbone, upon which the hops capably strut their stuff. Their flavour is quite resiny and piney, with grapefruit pith, pineapple and a vaguely onion-like note coming through near the finish. Some lingering resiny bitterness in the finish, but not particularly long-lasted. Medium-bodied, perhaps a little on the viscous side of that category, with a smooth feel and restrained carbonation levels. The mouthfeel may just be the highlight of this beer for me; it's just unbelievably easy-drinking for how strong it is.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.