2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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1.23/5 rDev -69.6%
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.
03-24-2012 00:44:53 | More by Sobered
1.6/5 rDev -60.4%
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.
06-15-2014 03:18:44 | More by MacAuthur
1.88/5 rDev -53.5%
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.
06-17-2014 04:22:00 | More by IPAGOD
1.95/5 rDev -51.7%
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.
04-08-2014 05:06:11 | More by exposd
2.2/5 rDev -45.5%
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.
07-15-2011 15:26:22 | More by PDXHops
2.35/5 rDev -41.8%
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.
11-04-2013 04:11:03 | More by Dost0ybrewski
2.36/5 rDev -41.6%
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.
04-21-2013 01:39:15 | More by johnnieoz
2.4/5 rDev -40.6%
12 oz. bottle, 11/21/11 DOB. Poured into a pint glass, it's quite a nice looking beer. Rich amber color, with plenty of bubbles. A finger of bubbly, white head leaves some nice, patchy lacing
The smell is very resiny and thick. There's just the slightest hint of an odd stale bread and metal odor. I want to like it, but the smell is a bit off in my opinion.
Surprisingly balanced flavor between piney hops and light biscuity malt. The mouthfeel is quite light and crisp. Not nearly as thick or smooth as I may have expected. The metalic, herbal, and honestly kind've stale smell finds its way into the front of the taste, and quite prevalently, I might add. The alcohol is well hidden -- nearly undetectable.
I'm not so sure I like this one... maybe this particular mix of hops just isn't my cup of tea. And yeah, it's somewhere between a regular IPA and an Imperial IPA, just as promised. Sadly, it just leaves me wanting something more. Not my favorite Southern Tier offering.
12-17-2011 02:50:57 | More by troysoy2
2.42/5 rDev -40.1%
12 oz bottle at 42* into a Stone IRS Tulip.
A: This pours an absolutely transluscent, glowing, orange color with some red tint and an inch of foamy but rather thin head that doesn't last long.
S: It has heavy floral and piney hop notes and some mild citrus as well.
T: It's overbearingly floral. It tastes as if rose petals were steeped in it for a month.
M: It feels soapy, oily, and is just atrocious.
D: This is really badly done. Drain pour.
11-14-2010 07:07:30 | More by bucklemyshoe
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,492 ratings.