2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Phelps:
3.63/5 rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Looks: diffusive goldenrod. Silky strands float about in the liquid upon the pour. A frothy head of pure white sits atop but runs away fairly quickly, becoming a chunky top layer that leaves some nice jagged lacing.
Smells: lawn-scented. It's more grassy than citrusy, though there is lemon peel, honey, sweet strawberry and pineapple. Smells very fresh and very sweet.
Tastes: subdued. The hops seems to impart more bitterness than flavor here. A bit of orange peel, some pear, a little sweet pale malt, some lime, and grass again. Maybe I'm spoiled, but this seems more like an IPA than a double IPA. Pretty average.
Feels: medium-light in body, with a prickly medium-high carbonation that causes the beer to fizz up slightly as it moves about the mouth.
Drinks: like unfulfilled expectations. I've been extremely impressed with most of the Southern Tier beers I've been able to try. 2XIPA isn't bad by any means; the flavor just doesn't deliver the check the nose was writing.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2010 00:04:03 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Slightly hazy yellow orange beer with short tight head that fades quickly to a film and extensive lacing.
S - Solid nose of pine, grapefruit citrus, floral notes, with a mild honeyed element, presumably from the malt.
T - Stronger honey couples with a hint of lemon and a certain medicinal element. Another IPA that reminds me of a honey lemon throat lozenge, not that that is a bad thing. This is a pretty delicious brew. Middle comes with some bitterness, and that runs through the close. At the end, the honey comes back, offering a touch of sweetness.
M - Mild carbonation means the bitterness and hop oils hang around. Not a sign of the serious alcohol, though, which is a significant accomplishment.
O - This is a solid double IPA, with bright flavors. An added benefit is this quite drinkable for a DIPA. I will pick this one up again, I suspect.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 17:22:24 | More by Tsar_Riga
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,294 ratings.