2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by basica:
3.88/5 rDev -4%
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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4.34/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Full-flavoured and reasonably balanced for the style; this is a quality strong IPA if there ever was one. Doughy malts and caramel sweetness provide a backbone, upon which the hops capably strut their stuff. Their flavour is quite resiny and piney, with grapefruit pith, pineapple and a vaguely onion-like note coming through near the finish. Some lingering resiny bitterness in the finish, but not particularly long-lasted. Medium-bodied, perhaps a little on the viscous side of that category, with a smooth feel and restrained carbonation levels. The mouthfeel may just be the highlight of this beer for me; it's just unbelievably easy-drinking for how strong it is.
Final Grade: 4.34, an excellent A grade. Southern Tier's 2XIPA is one of the best 'lighter' examples of this style I have ever had the pleasure of trying. While I could see the hop profile rubbing some people the wrong way (onion/garlic is not something you really expect in a beer), in my eyes it blends quite nicely with the other hop notes and slight alcohol flavour. A fabulous beer that I hope to return to eventually, since it is not available in my home market.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 18:25:40 | More by thehyperduck
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy light copper body with a small white head with excellent retention. Laces the glass beautifully. Aromas are pleasantly floral and resinous with a distant whiff of pineapple. Just a had a KAPOW! This beer fires on all cylinders. So well rounded: initially sweet with caramel and a hint of cotton candy before a big orange peel and piney hops balance them out in the middle. A tangy pineapple and bitter orange zest linger long on the finish. Medium to full bodied, as befits a beer of such potency and strength of flavor. An outstanding double IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 12:27:56 | More by droomyster
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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