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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 1,002
Hads: 4,203
Avg: 4
pDev: 23.5%
Wants: 134
Gots: 893 | FT: 4
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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
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
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?

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out clear and golden; the head lays on an inch or so of foam and leaves a few strands behind

Smell: Caramel malt tones offset the bitter hops; an oniony/grassy edge to the hop profile

Taste: The hops kick in at the outset and are buttressed by the caramel malt flavors; through the middle both the sweetness of the malts and the oniony/grassy profile of the hops build; ultimately the bitterness dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad DIPA but a bit too sweet and I can't really get excited by the hop profile

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of zeff80
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of oberon
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of nickfl
4.44/5  rDev +11%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
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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Photo of Kegatron
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a crystal clear golden copper, with a rigid finger of bright-white foamy head. This sticks around with a rich 1/2 finger of rich froth, which just coats the sides of the glass with some creamy spotty lacing. The aroma is floral and piney up front and is just dripping with rich sweet tropical fruit notes. Mango and pineapple are fairly prominent here but some more bitter smelling grapefruit character is also coming out as well. The malts add some extra grainy sweetness to the nose but do a good job of giving this some added flavor while also taking a backseat and allowing those hops to shine. Man, this is just so bright and fresh in the nose. Awesome.

The taste is just full of rich hop flavor but never gets too bitter and aggressive. Resins, bitter grapefruit, citrus peel, and some spice all make an appearance here but are just beautifully balanced by that aforementioned sweet juicy fruit presence and the malts, which play more of a part here and add an almost honeyed biscuit character to this. Hops lash the finish of this (but not too severely) with spice and leftover sticky pine, while the overall profile is fairly dry throughout. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and is equal parts soft creaminess and oily slickness. That 8% ABV is nearly nonexistant (although some warmth does emerge but only after this has been sitting out at room temp for a good while) and coupled with that smooth feel really ramps the drinkibility of this up bigtime. This is one of the few DIPAs out there that I would actually call "refreshing".

You know, lately I had been growing weary of Southern Tier and their constant string of "big beer" releases but this really reaffirmed my belief that when these guys keep it simple and apply themselves to a style, they can really knock it out of the park. This is just an expertly crafted Double IPA and an absolute steal at only $9 for a six-pack. This is definitely the surprise of the summer so far for me.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not usually a fan of Southern Tier as their beers are usually too sweet for me. But this one is a little different, much better IMO.

A large 2 finger fluffy and super white colored head rises up and fades slowly actually, leaving a slight lacing on the sides as it does. The beer is a crystal clear yellow golden nectar color.

The nose brings lots of hops, musty fresh wet hops, hop oils and resin, plenty of pine and some citrus, a little floral aroma as well. With all that is just a hint of sweet malts.

The taste is more of the same, with lots of fresh hops bombarding the taste buds. This time it starts with lots of herbal grassy hops, then transfers to some pine and just a little citrus, and some fresh musty wet resinous hops. The bitterness is nice and strong but not overbearing. It adds some light malts and sweetness, and just a touch of booze to balance the huge hop bitterness.

The mouth is medium bodied with decent carbonation.

It finishes pretty bitter, very bitter, with some astringency, and plenty of juicy hop remnants. More pine, citrus, herbal grass, and fresh musty hop resin help. There is a slight sweetness remaining from the malts, but it dries quite a bit with help from the bitterness.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A double IPA from a good brewery that's only $8.99 a six pack? No way I'm not giving this a try.

Pours a light orange/amber, smallish head to it. Aroma is of citrusy hops. Medium bodied, tons of flavor here. Nice hoppiness but it's not overbearing, balanced VERY well. Compared to most imperial/double IPA's this is a smooth drinker. Way too drinkable for its 8.2% ABV. Highly recommended, won't let you down.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I appreciated the chance to try this, thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing. Poured chilled from the 12oz into a tulip

A - A very clear golden with amber accented liquied and a thin white cap which drops to a ring w/ good clinging lace that holds

S - An arom of hops that has a strong piney aspect and mild acidic citrus note that lingers w/ slight grassy aroma accented by herbal notes and mild sweet odor w/ a pungent fruit ester

M - Well carbonated brew w/ a mild acidic and slight resinous hoppy feel w/ a dry spicy finish

T - The flavor has an apparent simcoe taste immediately w/ spicy pepper and herbs from the hops and funky cat piss-like acid in the hops. the flavor of simcoe gives the beer an acidity and spiciness w/ mild citrus afternote and mildly sweet malty flavor w/ light alcohol influence in the warming finish

D - A tasty brew, not the best in the style by any means, but flavorful and drinkable. Kind of one dimensional in the grand scheme so just above average form me - it could use more hop flavor other than spice to win me over

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with elegantly simple label art and branded pressure cap acquired at a local bottle shop and served into a Uinta pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I've had very good beers from this brewery in the past and my good friend schlimenhaumer recommended this beer. 8.2% ABV confirmed. Identifies as a Double IPA; I'm reviewing it as such. "Brewed with 4 varieties of hops and 3 types of malts." I believe the cost was somewhere around $5-6.

Looking closely at the bottle, I find a bottle date I never saw before - 02/15/13; this is about 3.5 months old. According to Southern Tier's website, "The majority of our products, especially the hoppy styles, are intended to be consumed within six months for peak hop flavor and freshness." So per Southern Tier, this should be fine.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of beige to light khaki colour. Nice creaminess. Nice soft frothy complexion. Good thickness. No bubble show. Thin light lacing as the head recedes; unimpressive in this respect. Retention is pretty good - about four minutes. Not too shabby for 8.20%.

Body colour is a clear translucent vibrant yellow. No yeast particles are visible. Not as coppery as most Imperial IPAs I've seen.

Good appearance for the style overall. Looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Fresh clean malts balance the fragrant floral hops quite well. Lightly oily and nectary. The pale malts are evocative and crisp, reminiscent of a good pilsner actually. A bit of straw lends it a more refreshing aroma. Some sweeter caramalts enter in but don't come across as too sweet [insert obligatory Southern Tier sweetness joke here]. An even keeled aroma of above average strength. I love that no naked hop bitterness is detectable; it gives me hope the flavour profile will actually be balanced. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: It's got a nice caramel and lightly candied sweetness to it up front, but this grows problematic when the mouthfeel goes from smooth and wet up front to fizzy and coarse after the midpoint, drawing out the sweetness in an undesirable fashion. Hop character is varied, yet primarily floral. Light oily hops help lend needed multi-dimensional character on the climax, offering up something a bit different than the preceding flavours. The finish leaves you with a sweetness that lingers, which reduces the drinkability and my desire to take the next sip. Good carbonation. I'd prefer that it got coarse and dry on the finish to make the sweetness of the next sip more welcoming; that's a missed opportunity and one that would greatly improve the overall balance.

Speaking of balance, it's well executed in that regard. No naked hop bitterness comes through; it's pleasantly hoppy but not biting or rough on the palate. Fairly soft texture throughout keeps it approachable.

Not getting any alcohol heat here. Not at all boozy or hot. ABV isn't entirely unnoticeable, but it's quite well concealed.

What it lacks in complexity and subtlety it makes up for in drinkability and a pretty good balance. I like it, but there's definite room for improvement.

Good thickness. Good body.

Dr: A pretty drinkable imperial IPA for the ABV. I'd get it again, but the lack of complexity and the problematic sweetness do bring it down. A(nother) good but not great beer from Southern Tier. I wouldn't want more than a couple in any given night. It's more balanced than most of the imperial IPAs offered here on the West Coast, and that's a big plus for me.


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Photo of russpowell
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was happy to find this sixers at MaaDoodles in Joplin, MO!

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average lacing & okay
head retention

S: Lemony notes, slight breadyness

T: Grapefruit, breadyness, lemons up front. Grapefruit lemons & slight pear notes as this warms, along with a whisper of pineapple, plus some dryness & leafy hops. Finishes with a touch of honey, plus grapefruit & lemons in abundance, & a touch of peppery & piney hops as well

MF: Medium bodied, soft carbonation, gets a bit chewier & warming as this warms

Drinks too easy, abv is well hidden & this could just as easily pass for a ballsy IPA. Very nice, will buy more in the future if still around. This would go great with some green chile or Thai red curry

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Wow, 2XIPA I think Rogue went with ISquared symbol PA early in the concept of DIPAs, I guess a simple 2XIPA is hoppy but not compared to the exponential version that Rogue claimed. I'm kidding this beer pours a pale golden crystal clear hue, what's going on here. big white head forms thick in my bulbous chalice. Fine even lacing is laced around the edges of the glass. Aroma is a bit onion/garlic inspired for me, a spicy vegetable green character. Yes sugar wraps around that hop character but what does that do for me. Again a nice sweetness but the hop flavors are onion/garlic vegetable tones what the hell is up with this hop fad. This is no OG Unearthly IPA, but it's a beer they're going to put out in 12 ounce bottles. Mouhtfeel is soft carbonated medium bodied sugary estered hops it makes hops taste like dessert too unbalanced especially when you're hops taste like garlic/green onions. WTF, I want a real DIPA from one of the east coast brewers let's see who is willing to deliver.

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Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good three-finger head which settles slowly and leaves nice ring lace. After five minutes, there's a foam dome. Light gold color with a mild haze

Strong, appealing grapefruit hop aroma.

Pleasant malt start to the sip, but it quickly gives way to a strong, nearly extreme bitter hop bite. Peppery swallow and a long lasting finish. Rich body.

Overall, borderline excessive and somewhat two-dimensional but it is still quite tasty for a hop head.

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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled 12/15/2011. Finally picked one up because they date bottles now. Pours a nice crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of huge grapefruit orange, pine, herbal spiciness, floral, lemon zest, caramel, and light breadiness. Fantastic aromas here, plenty of citrus. Taste of big pine, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, orange, biscuit, caramel, and floral notes. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, orange, and caramel. Fantastic malt balance in this, bitterness is not overwhelming at all like some DIPAs. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking, but it is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is nicely hidden with only a warming after the finish. Overall this is an exceptional DIPA. Great citrus flavor, malt balance, and smooth drinking.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,002 ratings.