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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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
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