2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by basica:
3.88/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Golden orange color pour into my snifter with a bit of foam that fizzes off quickly leaving no head except for a very thin ring around the glass; bubbling is pretty light as well (3.5)
S - Citrusy with some bready, biscuity notes, mild hop aromas with suggestions of pine and probably a hint of grapefruit; not a lot of aromas from the hops which would be what I would prefer and be expecting as well (3.5)
T - Slightly sweet and citrusy with notes of pine and grapefruits from the hops upfront; mild bitterness shows up in the middle lasting towards a slightly malty and piny finish (4)
M - Body leans towards thin and carbonation was moderate; goes down foamy smooth (4)
D - Very easy drinking DIPA but the flavors do not seem very pronounced; it's not very hoppy and fruitiness is slightly low as well. However, this bottle does not have a "best by" date, so I do not want to rest my case just yet. (4)
A few mentioned this to be like the Pliny or as the Pliny of the east coast; I am a tad skeptical or at least I've had better.
This is the second tasting in a vertical DIPA tasting with the Dogfish Head 90 minute Imperial IPA being before this one. Currently, the DFH IIPA ranks above this one.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2011 16:54:36 | More by basica
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