2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.68/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear, light-straw color with a frothy 1-finger head. Some lacing, but not much.
Smell is of the big-hop variety: Pine needles, orchids, some sweet citrus like blood orange, and a little grapefruit.
Taste is astounding: not the typical heavy brooding double IPA, this one is bright and cheery. It comes alive with some great balsam notes on the front, and it finishes with the taste of citrus (although not too bitter.) This beer has a well-balanced malt to it that gives it a sweeter taste than most IPAs, but it works wonders, lightening the whole beer. It's hoppy, a little bready, but all beer. There's a lot to drinking this one, and it surprises in its construction. There is a touch of alcohol in the aftertaste, but nothing to ruin it.
Mouthfeel is slightly chewy, full-bodied, yet it has an airy quality. A slight dryness on the aftertaste persists, but nothing tanniny.
Drinkability is high. For an Imperial IPA, this beer is refreshing, clean, very very tasty, and while it may be alcoholic, the 8.2% doesn't come through much at all. It's dangerously drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2010 22:37:25 | More by TangTKE402
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