2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by hoplover82:
4.53/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-Pours a crystal clear deep yellow color with a solid index finger sized white head that has excellant rention and lacing.
S-What interesting is that this is for sure a hop foward beer, but the first thing I notice is the grain bill seems to be very german, like pilsner and grains like this. Yet I digress. On to the hops, they are very bright in every sense of the word. Bright citrus, and floral notes comes along with fruity type hops that reminds me of New Zealand hops. The fruit reminds me of strawberry and blackberries. A very summertime IIPA indeed. I love it! The grains are very heyish and bready and bright grassy in the best sense of the word.
T-The flavor is no let down from the aroma. Very complex and bright with citrus, floral and fruity/berry-like hops and a intensely clean bitterness that lends itself well to the bready, grainy malt bill. When I say grainy it's not gritty, it's just a nice, slightly sweet, freshly crushed grain flavor.
M-The mouthfeel is very smooth and clean. A medium/full body that finishes just slightly on the dry side, but not too dry.
O-This is one of those beers you don't want to end. I wish I had a whole six pack of this beautiful interpretation of a IIPA. PLUS, At first, I had a 4.0 on the smell, taste, and mouthfeel, but as the beer warmed up it became so much more than average. It became one of the best IIPA's I've had. Thank you Southern Tier for holdin' it down!
Serving type: bottle
08-25-2011 02:22:41 | More by hoplover82
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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 3,386 ratings.