2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Gambrinus1184:
4.2/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on-tap at The Cask Republic in New Haven, Conn.
A: Deep, golden amber color under a thin veil of sudsy white foam. Retention is decent and clarity on this brew is fine; slight chilled haze.
S: Floral, citrusy and pine needle hops tingle in the aroma which is a little more rounded and fruity rather than an onslaught of hop resins. That said, still a bit skunky and delightfully hopped out.
T: Well-rounded, buttery biscuit flavor hits the palate first, leading into a juicy malt center showing hints of spiced, tropical fruits and grassy hops. The hops come on strong at first, with bitter tangerine rind and herbal, leafy flavors. Things balance out nicely, though, and the finish is bittersweet, fairly clean and without a trace of high alcohol.
M: Medium-full bodied, smooth and well-balanced. Not too sticky in the hop department which is a plus for a higher ABV DIPA.
O: A nicely balanced imperial IPA topping out just over 8% ABV. There's a lot to like in the malt bill on 2xIPA, especially if you like a bit of buttery diacetyl with your hops. Hops seem a bit stepped on in areas where you'd hope they'd punch your tongue, but there's something to be said for modesty and achieving a balance. Very good stuff, I'd surely pick up a bomber.
Serving type: on-tap
05-06-2011 00:43:00 | More by Gambrinus1184
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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 3,373 ratings.