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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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3,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,291
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 83
Gots: 252 | 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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a tall snifter.

Put this one in the fridge earlier today as I was looking forward to trying this after a long day of class and job interviews. I decided to crack it now even though I'm quite tired and am hoping the hops will help me sleep!

A - Due to the high alcohol content on this one I decided to go with a pretty aggressive pour. I was rewarded with a dark straw brew that grew about a 2-finger, foamy, white head. It stuck around for a little but for the most part was gone after a few minutes. Pretty great lacing with this one as well. Even after drinking half of the glass, remnants of lace are still clinging on from the head. Crystal clear with a few bubbles rising every now and then.

S - HUGE nose of pine and citrus in this one, which is to be expected for a double IPA, but the upfront-ness about it really surprised me. The hops were like a punch to the face and I'm almost wide awake now. Getting strong hints of orange and grapefruit especially. I feel like I'm in the middle of a forest after a light summer rain. Very refreshing.

T - This one is definitely a sipper. It took a few drinks for my palette to get used to the abusing bitterness from the combined hops and citrus but midway through I was enjoying it quite a bit. One of the most potent IPA's I've had so far. Orange notes interspersed throughout the pine makes this one quite tasty but the bitter aftertaste also detracts a bit.

M - Feels medium-bodied in the mouth and has ample carbonation to give the flavors a bit of a boost.

D - As mentioned before, this one is a bit of sipper. The smell and flavor are spot on, but the bitterness just wrecked my palette 3/4ths of the way through. Due to this and the high ABV, I'm not sure I could or would want to have more than one of these in a night.

Overall a pretty solid representation of the style, but the finish could be a bit smoother. I have 3 bottles left and am looking forward to them!

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2010 02:53:14 | More by nhindian
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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,291 ratings.