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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,362 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,362
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 286 | 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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CaptCleveland

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not a big fan of Southern Tier and actually can say that I have not tasted a memorable beer from their archives. That being said, there was obvious trepidation do to label: "4 types of hops & 3 types of malts", which recalls unnamed brewery's "triple hops brewed" BS slogan.
12oz bottle from 6-pack poured into SA (Sam Adams) glass, clear gold elixir, white foam head that sustains throughout. Floral fruits and pears predominate. No pines. Smooth hop tingle without cloying bitter bite leaves smooth and satisfying hop resins.
This dipa is smooth with nice hop flavor but not heavy and well concealed abv (8.2% if believed). Could consume a few and then get hit with the alcohol.
Overall an up and comer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 03:15:39 | More by CaptCleveland
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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.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,362 ratings.