2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,375 | Reviews: 943 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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
More User Reviews:
2.85/5 rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
While still better than the majority of mass-produces beer, this is a representation of the style I am not fond of. It's all hops with just a bit of malt sweetness before the hops take over.
Pine-y resins of hops comes through on the pour, with a pale wheat-straw colour giving up a decent-sized head that dissipated quickly, leaving very little lacing. The taste was as I described above - you get a malty sweetness on the tongue that quickly gives way to the 4 varieties of hops used in this brew. This BA cannot taste any hidden notes of fruits. Finish is very dry & bitter, and this lingers for quite a while on the palate. Mouthfeel is decent, a little thick & with good carbonation.
Overall, not a favourite of mine.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 03:51:29 | More by slym
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,375 ratings.