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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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3,469 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,469
Reviews: 946
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 88
Gots: 336 | 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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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -35.6%

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 3/25/11

Golden amber color; perhaps on the light side for the style. It has nice clarity, though. A fury of swirling, rising bubbles gives way to a slanted cap of foam, hitting the two finger mark. The head dies down, leaving clumpy patches of bubbles and lace.

At first the aroma was heavy on spicy, zesty citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon and orange with some grassy and herbal notions to back it up. As it warms the spicy crackle is tamed and pine takes a more prominent stance. It kind of has that lemon pine-sol thing going on but shies from being harsh with solvency. Solid biscuit-like malt presence with hints of dough. Some hop oils and resins, too.

Wow, the aroma has lead to a total letdown in terms of flavor. The hops are downplayed in spiciness, intensity and resinous goodness. Smoothed-over earthy notions instead with piddly hints of pine and citrus. Lots of bready malt takes up the slack. Fairly low bitterness.

Medium bodied. Alcohol is appreciable and there is a prominent slickness, especially as it warms. The finish is bready, dead-hopped and gritty. The finish is fairly dry and thankfully it doesn't last too long.

I'm not very impressed and become less so as the glass wears on. Perhaps this is an older bottle? I hope so; it would be pretty dismal if this is how the beer is supposed to be. Though not undrinkable, I poured out the last quarter of the glass. I won't be looking for it again.

03-27-2011 19:10:57 | More by Ryan011235
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

One of the few things I miss about living in western NY was a steady supply of ST beers in my fridge.Poured into a nonic a clear full golden with a clingy egg shell colored one finger white head.Aromas seemed to be more malt driven than hop like I expected,caramel and sweetish cooky dough mainly with a noticeable leafy hop presence but its really muted in my opinion.Flavors have a bit mre hop presence but nowhere near what I would have expected,leafy and herbal with a bit of overripe citrus fruit,a full caramel sweetish malt base thruought.Its ok but it lacks some hop character,not quite what I was expecting here.

07-04-2010 00:29:38 | More by oberon
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

01-23-2012 23:15:26 | More by beerhunter13
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

12oz pour into a pint glass

A: Clear golden pour with lots of active carbonation. Leaves a fizzy white 1 finger head which lasts, for the most part, throughout the glass. Got some lacing mid glass

S: Pretty big grapefruit nose along with pine. Seems like this will have a decent malt presence as well

T: Just like the nose. Malt indeed adds a nice balance to this. Just the slightest hint of alcohol in the finish. Bitterness throughout

M: Light to medium bodied. Hops attack the palate incredibly fast. Good carbonation

D: Very good DIPA. Alcohol catches up to me after one though, so not sure how many I'd drink in one sitting. Super hoppy but well balanced.

02-20-2011 20:26:45 | More by ExtraStout
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

05-17-2012 18:41:31 | More by DavyJones
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Rijtjeshuis

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

served in tulip.

look (3.5/5) - a deep gold color, which is a touch lighter than I'd expect for the style. Head was pretty good. It rose to about two fingers, fluffy, and white. Falls a touch fast, but leaves some nice lacing before reducing to a swirling film. Very cloudy, probably unfiltered.

smell (4/5) - obviously the hops dominate. Not hugely complex, you get citrus and pine with some dry hopping in there, but they work together very well. The malts are less sweet, I get some graininess and some breadcrust in there. Yeast has a bit of fruit in it and a little bit of a tart finish that comes out a bit like a BPA.

Flavour (4/5) - The hop flavor is a bit weaker than you'd usually get with an I/DIPA. Hops and malts very similar to those you get on the nose. The fruitiness from the yeast plays really well with the citrus-like hops. Finish is tart and crisp and only medium bitter.

Feel (4/5) - medium-light body, maybe a bit heavier for not being filtered - higher carbonation. Feels 'fluffy'.

Drink (4/5) - I don't think this is a great example of the style, to be honest. Yet the flavors, though not totally complex, play well together and make for an interesting brew that almost seems like an I/DIPA met a BPA.

I liked.

08-08-2011 00:09:49 | More by Rijtjeshuis
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MadScientist

New York

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

a: This pours pale gold in color with excellent clarity along with an off-white head with a good retention.

s: The smell is dominated by moderately-high hops aromas of pine and citrus, lemon and grapefruit. There is some malt toasty aroma and slight sweetness and a hint of alcohol.

t: There is a medium hop flavor that mostly grapefruit, lemon along with pine and a moderately-high bitterness. There is a little support from a malt sweetness that keeps the hops in check giving it a moderately bitter balance. The slight malt flavors coming through are bread and toffee-like. The bitterness lingers past the moderately dry finish.

m: A smooth medium-bodies beer with a moderate level of carbonation. There is a slight alcohol warming, but not enough to remind me that it checks in at 8.2% ABV.

o: This is a great IPA with just enough restraint to let me throw back a few pint in a sitting. The hops aroma is good but a little more aromatic hops would have me moving this from a great beer to and outstanding beer.

07-23-2012 23:42:12 | More by MadScientist
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jono0101

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1%

06-21-2013 16:28:36 | More by jono0101
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

05-30-2013 22:13:29 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4.39/5  rDev +8.7%

Thanks to griffeyb for sending me this one.

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

It pours a hazy almost amber color with a medium head that dissipates quickly leaving a nice amount of splotchy lacing. The bread and malts hit your nose up front and then the hops come through nicely after. It is not quite as hoppy as I expected since it is a IIPA but still damn good. A medium amount of carbonation with this guy. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. If I could get it near me I would definitely pick up more.

04-07-2013 17:19:30 | More by tbryan5
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%

08-18-2014 17:35:39 | More by GameOfBeers
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

05-11-2013 21:53:43 | More by woodchipper
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migwell

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-13-2014 20:06:07 | More by migwell
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ricksrealm

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

01-20-2012 13:11:17 | More by ricksrealm
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ajkiser12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-19-2012 20:38:28 | More by ajkiser12
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

10-09-2012 20:04:23 | More by JacobMutberg
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steelerguy

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

A - Clear golden color, with moderate carbonation, nice head that fades to a sticky covering leaving lacing on the side.

S - Floral and some citrus hops. A bit of sweetness from the hops and malt.

T - Complex hop flavor, some floral hops come though but mostly citrus with a bit of pine. There is a lot of hop flavor going on here, but not overwhelmingly so. Ends with a good deal of bitterness, but almost more like a AIPA rather than AIIPA.

M - Pretty light body considering it is an IIPA, but keep it clean and pretty refreshing for a larger beer.

D - Drinks more like an IPA with lots of hop flavor, this beer will not bowl you over and it is easy to have more than one.

02-14-2011 01:14:30 | More by steelerguy
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

05-31-2014 17:46:52 | More by SuomiHobbit
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-15-2012 23:58:21 | More by sabitu
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fmrl


5/5  rDev +23.8%

04-21-2012 20:01:49 | More by fmrl
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ddodger41

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-26-2014 20:40:11 | More by ddodger41
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-11-2013 18:09:56 | More by danthehopslamman
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fluke42

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-04-2013 00:48:27 | More by fluke42
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.22/5  rDev +4.5%

6pack purchased at Tully's.
In a tulip glass the beer was a golden color with a medium-sized white head. A good deal of lace.
Nice aroma. Citrus, floral, and plenty of sweet malt.
More came through in the taste. Grapefruit and piney hops that kept building. Background of sweet bread.
Nice baalance. Alcohol not noticeable.
Good beer.

12-08-2010 15:25:01 | More by lordofthewiens
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Akabufflaobilly

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-24-2014 19:16:47 | More by Akabufflaobilly
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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,469 ratings.