2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz bottle received as an extra in a trade with richbrew. Thanks! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
A - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a finger of bright white, foamy head with decent staying power. It slowly falls to a thick layer and leaves some sticky lacing on the sides of the glass.
S - Citrusy grapefruit with some pine up front. Some light sweet malt in the background, and just a touch earthy. Smells quite good, but the aroma is a bit on the low side for intensity. Complexity is also a bit lacking when compared with the best examples of the style, but it is still solid.
T - Grapefruit and pine at the forefront, rounded out with some nice pineapple and some apricot. Bitternes isn't as intense as I'd expect, but it is still strong in the flavor profile. This is a pretty balanced DIPA with near equal parts of hop flavor, bitterness, and balancing sweet malt. Malt component is sugary with a touch of light caramel.
M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Feels a bit sticky and resiny in the mouth. Carbonation is smooth and creamy, not really prickly at all.
D - Pretty easy drinking for a DIPA. Alcohol is not detectable, even at 8.2%. If a DIPA can be sessionable this is the one. Nice flavors but not as intense as many others - balance is such that you can tell its an imperial and not standard IPA, but still remains very quaffable. Nice entry level, first DIPA for the uninitiated.
Serving type: bottle
05-14-2010 22:43:25 | More by portia99
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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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