2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerPhan86:
4.2/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Local distributor gave me a few of these to try. I've never been let down by a hoppy Southern Tier offering.
A - Pours a cloudy yellow gold. Minimal head but the little lacing that is present is quite sticky.
S - Grapefruit, grass, earthiness. Smells very sticky and sweet, This one smells heavily hopped and malted. Very floral and aromatic.
T - The hops creep up in this one. Initially very sweet but rides out to a nice slightly bitter and fruity finish. Very dry finish. I think the alcohol is well hidden on this one, something that seems to be hard to master in this style.
M - Sticky and oily with medium carbonation.
D - So hoppy it will ruin your tastebuds for the night. But a couple of these would be a real treat. This is dangerously sessionable for a double IPA.
Overall, very pleased. I would buy a six pack of this in a hot second. Right up my alley.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2010 01:29:34 | More by BeerPhan86
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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 3,379 ratings.