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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,045 Ratings
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Ratings: 3045
Reviews: 926
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%


Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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Reviews by bigfnjoe:
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- pours a beautiful clear gold with a one finger straight white head that laces beautifully. Not at all what I expected from a DIPA, but it looks awesome.

S- lovely scent of fruity hops with a slight tinge of pine in there. Smells absolutely fantastic, and its making me a little too thirsty...

T- this is where the beer somehow shines even more. Mostly the hops you're used to, that grapefruity citrus kind of backbone, and there is a slight kick of piney bitterness at the end...not too much, not too little, but juuust right. Perfect balance of flavors.

M- beer has a really good feel. Its not thick and syrupy like you may expect from something with "imperial" in the name, but its got some good body to it. Not very thin at all...near perfection.

D- really drinkable. The hops don't beat the hell out of your taste buds and make you want to stop drinking. They just keep inviting you for more! This is the best DIPA I've ever had...sure, I haven't had nearly as many as a lot of people, or sampled some of the better ones, but this is AWESOME.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 20:34:48 | More by bigfnjoe
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great gold and copper color. Good foam when poured. The smell of the hops and the malts are very distinct. Great. The taste is very hoppy at first with that long lasting aftertaste. Very bubbling which quickly dissipates, leaving that good bitter taste on the tongue. Overall is a great IPA. Will be buying this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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Wonderful golden/light amber pour with a nice frothy head. Smell is hoppy but not super strong. Taste confused me at first, being an imperial ipa I expected a strong spicy hop taste but it was a very smooth finish almost a malty presence. Southern tier never disappoints and every should give this beer a chance.

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By just looking at this beer poured in a glass it looks more like a light domestic than an DIPA and it definitely doesn't taste like a x2 either. The only real taste that stands out to me is the taste of alcohol... This brew leaves me searching for more depth in flavor and that's for sure where it's lacking. Glad I only have one 12oz. bottle and not a 6 pack to drink.

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04-08-2014 05:06:11 | More by exposd
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, pristine gold... Odd, I thought I was drinking an DIPA? This doesn't even look like a regular IPA... The only thing that sets this apart from fizzy, gold adult soda is the two-finger fluffy head that eventually dissipates to a creamy cap that leaves respectable lacing. Even with the lacing, I can't get over the BMC look of this DIPA.

S: Oh, thank the Heavens this definitely isn't an AAL. Hops galore! Lots of grapefruit and orange zest, with a bit of pineapple around the edges. Some really earthy pine resin and grass add another bitter element. Very weak malt tries to peak through, but is ultimately dominated by the hops as well as a little bit of metallic booze.

T: Hop flavors are extremely fresh. Big bursts of juicy grapefruit, orange peel, there's another flavor going on here that I almost want to identify as passionfruit, but I'm not quite sure. It's very faint. Slightly sweet caramel malt presence is mild and doesn't really offer much, but it's still there. A good hint of balance, I suppose. Finish is mostly a strong pine flavor with a lingering weird alcohol aftertaste—kind of like diluted rubbing alcohol. It's truly a shame. The flavors of 2XIPA are wonderful up until the aftertaste...

M: Not quite as full as most DIPAs. This one drinks more like a regular IPA in that it's crisp, smooth, not too creamy, and it's extremely refreshing. I would have enjoyed a fuller body like those boasted by the maltier DIPAs, but this is too good to honestly complain about.

O: Southern Tier 2XIPA is a very good beer in its own right, but with it being a DIPA, I can't ignore the fact that it tastes and feels more like an extremely good IPA. Like I said, not a bad brew and it will certainly appeal to any hophead, but if you're looking for an outstanding DIPA, look elsewhere. This one's merely just quite good.

Serving type: bottle

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,045 ratings.