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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,373 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,373
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 290 | 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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Gambrinus1184

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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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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,373 ratings.