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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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3,366 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,366
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 286 | 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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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: Bright orange and crisp looking. The eggshell colored head is comprised of a variety of bubble sizes, but most are tiny, including thousands of tiny bubbles streaming up the sides of the glass. The tightly packed, small bubbles give the head an almost creamy look.

SMELL: Pine and grass aromas are strong here with a touch of citrus to round it out. This is all hops on the nose, malt need not apply.

TASTE: Hops still dominate the flavor here especially at the beginning of the sip and in the back side of the palate. The more harsh, grassy tones hit first and then slowly transition to pine, then a big dose of orange and finally into a caramel/honey malt flavor.

MOUTHFEEL: Even towards the end of this glass there are still tons of tiny bubbles darting around this beer and they provide quite a tickle for an otherwise not so carbonated beer. The body is light and basically, the feel here can be described as playful. Very nice.

OVERALL: Southern Tier doesn’t screw around. This is not a terribly complex DIPA, it’s just a good one. Really good. Can’t wait until they get out here to CO.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 05:31:43 | More by StoneTSR
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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.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,366 ratings.