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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,347 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,347
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 277 | 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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RustyDiamond

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opaque golden pour with a slight tint of orange. Very nice looking pour into my SA beer glass. 2 fingers of white froth with some active bubbling. Aromas of coconut and citrus that took awhile to come up.

Big citrus on the nose. Pink grapefruit rind, chewy as hell. Big tart citric bitterness in the middle. There also is a very fragrant spice taste in the mid-back palate that I cannot pinpoint. Good underlying maltiness too- cashew, spicy rye bread, dry sourdough pretzel. Tons of chalky citrus tartness going on.

Resiny, dense mouthfeel. Finishes dry and palate coating. Pretty good drinkability although the "chalkiness" would keep me from having another one at the moment. Easily my favorite IPA from ST.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 20:08:32 | More by RustyDiamond
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BirdsongHollapeno


5/5  rDev +23.8%

07-22-2014 23:53:12 | More by BirdsongHollapeno
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-22-2014 22:04:21 | More by tedho21
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle picked up in Port Huron; bottled March 6 2014. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a beautiful, clear golden-blonde colour with nice effervescence. A continuous swarm of bubbles lazily floats its way to the surface, reinforcing the half-inch of lumpy, frothy white head seated there. A nice-looking pale ale, with an enticing aroma that is typical of this style - lots of resiny pine, grapefruit and lemon citrus alongside milder notes of pineapple and caramel malts. Slightly floral; a nice bouquet, overall.

Full-flavoured and reasonably balanced for the style; this is a quality strong IPA if there ever was one. Doughy malts and caramel sweetness provide a backbone, upon which the hops capably strut their stuff. Their flavour is quite resiny and piney, with grapefruit pith, pineapple and a vaguely onion-like note coming through near the finish. Some lingering resiny bitterness in the finish, but not particularly long-lasted. Medium-bodied, perhaps a little on the viscous side of that category, with a smooth feel and restrained carbonation levels. The mouthfeel may just be the highlight of this beer for me; it's just unbelievably easy-drinking for how strong it is.

Final Grade: 4.34, an excellent A grade. Southern Tier's 2XIPA is one of the best 'lighter' examples of this style I have ever had the pleasure of trying. While I could see the hop profile rubbing some people the wrong way (onion/garlic is not something you really expect in a beer), in my eyes it blends quite nicely with the other hop notes and slight alcohol flavour. A fabulous beer that I hope to return to eventually, since it is not available in my home market.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 18:25:40 | More by thehyperduck
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dannymo24

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

07-22-2014 16:33:22 | More by dannymo24
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droomyster

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light copper body with a small white head with excellent retention. Laces the glass beautifully. Aromas are pleasantly floral and resinous with a distant whiff of pineapple. Just a had a KAPOW! This beer fires on all cylinders. So well rounded: initially sweet with caramel and a hint of cotton candy before a big orange peel and piney hops balance them out in the middle. A tangy pineapple and bitter orange zest linger long on the finish. Medium to full bodied, as befits a beer of such potency and strength of flavor. An outstanding double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 12:27:56 | More by droomyster
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-20-2014 20:27:15 | More by TedTopfer
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-19-2014 05:55:24 | More by tipofthetongue
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

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Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-17-2014 16:50:40 | More by thufflife
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GriswoldR3

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-16-2014 23:15:10 | More by Iparedman
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

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New York

4/5  rDev -1%

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,347 ratings.