2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
3.18/5 rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Poured from bottle dated 8/12/11 into a SA perfect pint glass.
A- Pours a gold hue from bottle and sits a transparent bright brass in glass. A paper white head forms before quickly reducing to a ring with some filmy bubbles.
S= Bright hops (grapefruit) with a slight light caramel behind. Clean and fresh. Simple.
T- Bold crisp hops upfront that leads into a large bitterness citrus rind with spicy hops. Watery pineapple and an odd slightly off note in the mid. Some alc burn? Malt bill is very thin and similar to peppered water crackers. Kinda watery as it warms.
M- Light- Medium bodied for the style. Pretty crisp. Stays wet through taste. Some alc burn detected on palate, perhaps since body so light? Bitterness does linger on palate pretty well.
O- A clean simple DIPA, but nothing special. Pretty light and watery for the style. Easy to drink. Closer to an IPA then a DIPA in every way.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2011 00:39:22 | More by busterthecat
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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
90 out of 100 based on 3,373 ratings.