2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,051 | Reviews: 926 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by GoldHorde:
2.89/5 rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Before I wrote this review - I double checked the other reviews to make sure I was rating the same beer. My review here is NOT so much about the performance of this beer as the perceptions of the other reviewers. I am convinced the others who rated this beer do NOT know what a Double IPA is OR perhaps they have not had a good/great one. I am willing to be ravaged here - if you slay me wrong.
After all, it was labeled as a 2X-IPA. Maybe it spoiled in the bottle BUT this beer falls CLEARLY into the Belgian Ale category. It's sour notes have no place in the IPA category - everything about it screams "Belgian Ale!". As I did take a Silver Medal in competition against 400+ others in the Belgian Ale style - I should be allowed a sharp opinion here.
I would give this beer a MUCH HIGHER rating if it were listed as a Belgian Ale. However, I purchased it because I am a hophead - preferring strong snorts of IPA's and 2xIPA's.
POUR/APPEARANCE: Clear gold.
AROMA: Sour musk.
HEAD: One finger fading.
FLAVOR: Sour malt and heavy malty aftertaste
Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer - if you are after a great Belgian Ale.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 06:01:40 | More by GoldHorde
More User Reviews:
4.46/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Great gold and copper color. Good foam when poured. The smell of the hops and the malts are very distinct. Great. The taste is very hoppy at first with that long lasting aftertaste. Very bubbling which quickly dissipates, leaving that good bitter taste on the tongue. Overall is a great IPA. Will be buying this again.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 23:28:23 | More by VanStrokin
4.36/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Wonderful golden/light amber pour with a nice frothy head. Smell is hoppy but not super strong. Taste confused me at first, being an imperial ipa I expected a strong spicy hop taste but it was a very smooth finish almost a malty presence. Southern tier never disappoints and every should give this beer a chance.
Serving type: on-tap
04-10-2014 00:00:46 | More by sorryifyoudont
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,051 ratings.