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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,303 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,303
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 83
Gots: 259 | 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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Premiere Gourmet, good value price for a DIPA. More like a double pale- the bitterness is there but smooth and tame. Orange citrus aroma,and taste of orange citrus and tropical fruit, smooth mouthfeel, a bit creamy. Tangerine orange colour with lots of white lace.Carbonation right there.Had it again 10 months later and it is very nice bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 20:37:41 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-09-2013 22:31:53 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jmpizzo for sending me this one!

Pours a clear light orange with a 1 inch puffy white head. Smell is of herbal and pine hops, some subdued malt, and a slight cooked vegetable aroma. Taste is of herbal/floral hops, muted malt flavors, and a cooked vegetable aftertaste. There is a slight hop astringency on the palate after each sip. This beer has a pretty good carbonation level with a smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good DIPA but nothing great. The cooked vegetable aromas and flavors seem to fade as the beer warms which is odd but the beer gets better in this regard.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 03:08:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

12-12-2011 20:08:05 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's last Saturday.

Pours a light gold bordering on yellow. Nice white head in the tulip and large amounts of lacing as it makes its way down. Promising start but the nose is a big letdown. With a name like 2XIPA, I'm expecting something big and bold. This brings a bit of citrus and grass, but nothing over the top. Taste is the same, although the bitterness levels are pretty high. Not much malt and very little actual hop flavor apart from the bitterness; not sire what they were going for here. Mouthfeel is dry and slightly alcoholic. Good drinkability as I like me some resin with my lunch, but nothig spectacular.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2010 12:18:35 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are moderate aromas of grapefruit and pine resin hops in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has citrusy and piney tastes along with a moderate amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste so it isn't that difficult to drink considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 02:21:04 | More by metter98
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

another one i was thrilled to be able to get ahold of as a nice extra. served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 08/20/2010.

really a pretty nice pour here, light golden amber, with loads of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass, very well done with tons of head that came up and over the top forming the nice lacing down the side of the glass.

light citrus starts it off, lots of pineapple and grapefruit coming off here. light though with hints of grass, nice touches of light malt mid palate. as you take the sip the first thing you notice is the light, crisp body and the clean, easy drinking nature, especially for the abv. it just drank soo clean. nice touches of grapefruit an crisp, dry hops bit the tongue and dry the palate out oerfectly. smooth, long finish ends it just where it needed to.

overall as solid as they get and just really very well done. would have no issue with doing this one again any day.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 03:42:41 | More by mikesgroove
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-24-2011 19:30:33 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pungent blend of citrus fruits and herbal elements create the hop complexity that give the beer it's both raw and refined identity.

This IPA pours with a brilliantly clear lightly golden color that's very unusual for any IPA- likely filtered. A creamy-froathy head forms a blanket of foam and reduces to an even coat before holding firm and leaving rings of lace behind.

A plethera of hop aromas rise from the rim of the glass- most notably are obvious sharp citrusy grapefruit and orange zest, but are also pine resins and grassy/oniony/garlic-like notes that give a pungent but clean scent. Still, a rich floral or perfumy note reminds me of honeysuckle. Very subtle malty-sweet notes play in the peripheries but never really compete with the hop profile.

A short-lived malty sweet taste with citrusy balance quickly develops into a sharp flavor of citrus rinds, mild tropical fruits, fresh cut grasses and herbal flavors of garlic, onion, and resiny bitterness. All is supported by a caramel malt base that gives structure to the beer but without interfeering with the hop dominance. Alcohols are minty, and give an acetone-like taste can be a slight deterant.

Medium (not full) up front, the beer is not as robust as most maltier Impeial IPA's. Instead, the beer is crisper, cleaner, and more hop dominant than most because of the dry malt sweetness and high attenuation. There's no attempt for balance here, just a display of hop dominance across the board. This is generally what ordinary IPA's do, but at 7%abv. This one does it at 8.2%abv and does so very nicely.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 08:41:31 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-10-2014 22:44:22 | More by acurtis
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle - 1.79 at Hop City in Atlanta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed body hued halfway between yellow and gold and topped with a medium-sized, near white head.

Smell: Hops primarily on display with tropical fruits, extracted resins, and featuring lemon and tangerine, heavy on the pith, giving a dusting of finely-ground aspirin. Some understated biscuity malts underneath.

Taste: Pale malts, a bit biscuity and with a touch of waterlogged soda crackers. Minute sweetness. Floral, resinous hops, a dash of pineapple juice and with a snap of citric medicinal tones. Moderate bitterness. Unassuming taste of store-bought pie shells. Bitter, near dry, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: It's decent, though not as personally rousing as some of their other hop-centric offerings.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2010 17:46:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-28-2012 23:29:02 | More by kjkinsey
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-15-2013 03:34:22 | More by jaydoc
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-09-2013 23:22:11 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

07-07-2012 02:18:00 | More by Texasfan549
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-29-2012 02:53:37 | More by ygtbsm94
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oberon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the few things I miss about living in western NY was a steady supply of ST beers in my fridge.Poured into a nonic a clear full golden with a clingy egg shell colored one finger white head.Aromas seemed to be more malt driven than hop like I expected,caramel and sweetish cooky dough mainly with a noticeable leafy hop presence but its really muted in my opinion.Flavors have a bit mre hop presence but nowhere near what I would have expected,leafy and herbal with a bit of overripe citrus fruit,a full caramel sweetish malt base thruought.Its ok but it lacks some hop character,not quite what I was expecting here.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 00:29:38 | More by oberon
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: On the yellow side of golden. Clear with a single finger head. not too much lacing.

S: Grapefruit, some hops and earthy notes.

T: A nice amount of grapefruit in this one. The hops are weak but this one is very easy to drink because of it.

M: Smooth. Moderate carbonation and medium body.

D: Very drinkable DIPA but lacks any complexity in the taste or hop flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 01:39:59 | More by kylehay2004
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This IPA pours out a bit lighter than expected. It's got a bright yellow color with a very slight haze. The head is fluffy and white. The smell is very citrusy, specifically lemon comes to mind. The taste is very hoppy with a damn good pine flavor in there. The mouthfeel is lighter than the Unearthly. It's a very drinkable but highly flavorful IPA. Very good and worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 03:48:38 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

A dual recommendation from VDubb and my man Jeff, another entry in the ongoing Leaving Falls Church uber-bender. It pours a clear orange-ish golden straw topped by a half-finger of quickly-dying white foam. The nose comprises onion, celery, pine resin, ruby red grapefruit juice, a hint of straight alcohol, and a smattering of sweet caramel. Honestly, I'm not too big a fan of this smell. The taste is more about the pine and caramel, though a small hint o' leek makes its way in there too. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly smooth feel. Overall, a decent DIPA, but the smell is a negative; beyond that, it's not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 00:08:08 | More by TMoney2591
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-30-2014 03:41:11 | More by GRG1313
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-27-2011 21:54:03 | More by JAHMUR
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zeff80

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Crystal clear and orange, this IPA had a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky patches of lace all over the glass.

S - Simcoe!!! A pungent aroma with notes of grapefruit, tropical fruits and bubblegum. There is a mild burnt toast maltiness.

T - It tasted of grapefruit, bubblegum, burnt toast maltiness and had a sharp bitterness.

M - It was very crisp and sharp. A medium bodied ale with a snappy, dry finish

D - This is a great DIPA. It reminds me of of Bell's HopSlam - but it's not THAT great.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2010 03:51:04 | More by zeff80
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a very nice blend of floral hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong hops bitterness eases in and asserts itself. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a very good 2IPA that is worth drinking for a whole evening.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2010 03:54:09 | More by TheManiacalOne
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nickfl

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a clear, gold-copper body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves decent lace.

S - A pungent aroma of pine and citrus hops with some bready malt in the background. Lots of grapefruit with a little bit of oak and dill.

T - Bready malt with notes of toffee and honey up front along with fruity hops. Hop flavors of grapefruit, orange, and pine dominate in the middle and transition to a more woody character towards the finish. The beer ends on a bitter note of pine and grapefruit with some aspirin harshness to the bitterness. Light malt sticks around to balance, but it is no match for the hops. The hops stick around for a lingering aftertaste where the malt dries out and the toast comes out, combining with the hops to create a light note of tobacco.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a well balanced finish for a beer of this strength.

D - This is a very good DIPA; the malt is present in sufficient strength to keep things balanced, but it knows its place and does not stray beyond that role. The hops are bright and pungent and manage to shine throughout the beer, but especially in the aroma. A nice blend of citrus and pine that works well as it becomes somewhat fruitier in the flavor. This is an unusually well made DIPA with a beautiful hop character; the bitterness could be a bit smoother, but that is really the only area that I can find significant room for improvement.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 07:39:21 | More by nickfl
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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,303 ratings.