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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,599 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,599
Reviews: 957
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 94
Gots: 391 | 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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1/5  rDev -75.2%

sourdream, Oct 23, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Monnie, Dec 07, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

mrbak, Dec 22, 2011
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Aclark1993, Aug 15, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Phil_H, Feb 04, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

mattaps, May 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

Timberghost1430, Sep 06, 2014
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

KingMe, Jan 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -75.2%

usery, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Sobered
1.23/5  rDev -69.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

I decided to give this a try even though I haven't cared for other Southern Tier offerings. What a mistake.

My son bought a twelver of Bud Light Platinum and we were drinking side by side. The 2xIPA was maybe half a shade darker in the glass. The smell is pretty much Ruination mixed with water in a 1:20 ratio.

The taste up front isn't awful, but it fades so fast that it's barely recognizable as a DIPA.

With so many other options out there in the DIPA, or even IPA variety's.... this is a beer I will NEVER try again.

Sobered, Mar 24, 2012
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1.36/5  rDev -66.3%

DavidPerry8218, Saturday at 03:43 PM
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1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

mwar, Dec 01, 2012
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1.6/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

If this beer were a glass of wine, it would be a White Zinfandel. It would be ordered by a girl in a leopard skin tight dress from New Jersey. Sorry to offend anyone but this is awful. I'm shocked it's getting high scores from so many people. Maybe since I have had a Real IPA, then this beer is very disappointing.

MacAuthur, Jun 15, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -56.6%

Sailracer, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of IPAGOD
1.88/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Cannot understand how this is a double IPA! On what standard?! It's more like an 8.2% lite beer than a double IPA. Where's the hops?? Light in color with a very light mouth feel. Light frothy head. Clarity indicates it's. Filtered IPA. THIS IS NOT GOOD. I'm stuck with a 5 gallon keg based upon a friends recommendation. Great.

IPAGOD, Jun 17, 2014
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1.95/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

By just looking at this beer poured in a glass it looks more like a light domestic than an DIPA and it definitely doesn't taste like a x2 either. The only real taste that stands out to me is the taste of alcohol... This brew leaves me searching for more depth in flavor and that's for sure where it's lacking. Glad I only have one 12oz. bottle and not a 6 pack to drink.

exposd, Apr 08, 2014
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

eorwar, Jan 21, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

Caudalie, May 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -50.4%

rpetroni, Mar 19, 2014
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, Dec 26, 2012
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2.2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Golden body topped with a bright white frothy head. Patches of soapy lacing.

No dating on the bottle, so conceivably it's older than ideal, but the hops in the nose certainly seem to be of the muted variety. Citric and earth notes are certainly there, but aren't particularly lively. Plenty of light sweet maltiness. Taste is disappointing. It's a smoothish and thickish beer with plenty of sweet pale malt, but a shortage of hop character. An odd hint of savory is almost as prominent as the muted earthy and citric hops. I might give this a try again sometime on tap, but no more undated bottles.

PDXHops, Jul 15, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -44.2%

Newenglandcraftbrew, Jul 31, 2013
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2.35/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I'm clueless as to why this beer has an average BA score of 90+. As someone who solely drinks IPAs, I'm confident in saying it was the worst DIPA I have ever tasted. I don't really know how to explain my experience besides summarizing it: there is absolutely nothing special or intriguing about this beer. It's balanced to the point where it doesn't even taste like an IPA. Not hoppy. Not malty. Just bland. Watered down and underwhelming in every sense of the word.

I'm someone who believes it's blasphemous to pour out a "good" beer without finishing it. But this beer merited a pouring-down-the-drain. I made it halfway though the bottle before giving up (forgive me, beer gods).

OVERALL: There is nothing redeeming about this beer. Utter disappointment in my opinion.

Dost0ybrewski, Nov 04, 2013
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2.36/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

12oz bottle from six-pack, DOB 3-27-13

Coming from California, I feel fortunate to be enjoying great local TX brews as well as favorites from back home and others less available in the West from the East. For example, Firestone Walker & Ballast Point just arrived in TX ,and just yesterday I enjoyed a fresh Double Jack & some Pale 31, both bottled in March 2013. So you'd think, this newcomer would be comparable, but...

A: As others have noted, this beer looks like like a bad lager. Unfortunately, this is the best part of this bottling. Average.

S: I'm getting nothing here - aromas are comparable to Session Lager or Edison, ie diplomatically low key and certainly not DIPA caliber. Corn?

T: Bitter does not a DIPA maketh. There are hops in there somewhere - "4 varieties of hops & 3 types of malts" per the box, but which ones? - A mess...

M: Nothing wrong here, but the lack of balance nearly makes it a drain pour.

O: I hope I'm reviewing a badly kept or sub-par batch of this beer. I've enjoyed other Southern Tier ales - inc Unearthly & Pumking while based in DC - but this is just not a good tasting brew.

The un-icing on the cake is the fact that Firestone's Pale 31 (opened for comparison) was not only tastier but hoppier. StArnoldFan (another TX BA who review this bottling) offers a second, equally unfavorable opinion. Southern Tier, please advise.

johnnieoz, Apr 21, 2013
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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,599 ratings.