2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Could it really be? A Southern Tier big beer whose ABV is significantly less than 10%? Color me intrigued. I grabbed a single at State Line to find out.
Pouring a clear light orange, this beer is capped with a dense off-white head with rather good retention and nice eggshell-like lacing.
Despite being low in alcohol, this does have a noticeable malt presence. Caramel and juicy citrus are quite prominent, with orange, grapefruit and a little stale malt. Surprisingly, alcohol is noticeable too. A touch of cookie dough too? The palate opens with a blend of hops and alcohol, with there being a pronounced piney, moderately grapefruit like bitterness, along with some moderate tangerine flavors. The balance leans towards bittering hops on this one, and that does help balance the simple but noticeable malt character that has sugar and a little dough. However, there still does appear to be a flavor that I can only describe as a stale malt flavor. Drying and bitter on the finish, this beer coats the palate with a resiny character. Medium light in body, the carbonation is a touch high but not outrageously so. All told, a solid beer, albeit one that I might not reach for too often.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2010 01:27:44 | More by DefenCorps
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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
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