2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,847
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 104
Gots: 526 | FT: 5
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of Thorpe429
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%
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.

Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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.

Photo of Knapp85
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a sweet ipa, in the waynes world sense, not the sugary sense. pour is real light for the style, clearish and golden to bronze in color. a medium one inch head, pure white, sits on top and slowly mellows. the nose is citrus all the way, grapefruit and lemon, but i am missing the malt id like to see. flavor thought just rocks, malt balances out intense bitter hops, mean and brutal and chewy, but also somehow light and pleasant. i like the finish, its bitter, but more fruit than hop essence, which i think is nice this time of year. really robust hop flavor, but it fades to fruit in that slow drama way. feel is good, enough bubbles and a lazy sort of medium body, its not so interesting on the tongue, but it holds its own. the alcohol is also oddly absent, it doesnt even come out when the beer warms up, just sort of stays away, which is scary and brilliant at the same time. one of southern tiers most drinkable big beers, i really support this, especially on tap in marcellus, new york. who woulda thought?

Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
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.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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