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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,358 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,358
Reviews: 942
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 283 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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iwantmorehops

Vermont

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DOB 8/2/11 Hooray for bottling dates!

Pours a pretty clear golden with a decent head leaving some spotty lacing on my tapered pilsner glass as it recedes over a minute or two.

Great citrus, floral, and a touch of tropical fruit aromas. The smell is a little muted compared to some of the great double IPAs out there, but the mix of hops in this one result in a mostly citrus aroma and taste that I just love.

Its not overly bitter, a lot of citrus and malts sweetness balances everything nicely, but it still finishes dry and bitter like a sour fruit rind.

The mouthfeels a bit slick, no where near the syrupy unearthly though, its kind of at the perfect level in 2X, carbonation is moderate.

This beer goes down very easy for its abv. Overall I really like the stuff, also really glad they started dating the bottles, its on the lower rear of the bottle, this batch was super fresh so I got a case. I hope the dating works well for ST, though they already cant seem to keep up with demand for 2X in VT.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 19:20:25 | More by iwantmorehops
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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.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,358 ratings.