2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -6.2%
Southern Tier 2XIPA
12oz bottle poured into a snifter
A: Pours a translucent light amber, with an almost yellow hue, and 1/2 fingers of sea foam white colored head, which very quickly dissipates down to only a slight outer ring, and leaves some very slight lacing.
S: Some citrusy hops, grapefruit and lemon zest, a pretty big alcohol presence, and you're all going to think I'm crazy but I swear there is an aroma of raw hamburger. I'm trying to run through my mind what other aroma it could be, but I can't get past it. It smells like a hamburger right before you put it on the grill (and no I'm not eating). Maybe I need to see a psychiatrist. Needless to say the aroma doesn't do much for me.
T: A unique flavor profile. Flavors of mango, a hint of banana, some piney bitterness on the backed. There is an earthy/floral presence as well. Leaves a nice lingering aftertaste, again of banana, but not like the Belgium yeast banana aftertaste, this is different. Pretty good, but I'm not blown away.
M/D: Incredibly smooth, with a moderate to heavy body, coats the palate nicely, then quickly finishes dry, urging you to take the next sip. Appropriately low carbonation, no hint of the ABV, and very easy to drink. Perfect.
O: This was an interesting brew for me. I think Southern Tier is a great brewery, and DIPAs are my favorite style, but this one doesn't really do it for me. I wouldn't turn it down if it were handed to be, don't I don't plan on buying this one again.
03-09-2012 02:01:11 | More by zac16125
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours out quite bright with a frothy, soap bubbly white head. Clear and pale gold, looks like an American Pale Wheat rather than a DIPA but it still works for me.
Biscuity sweet with touches of ripe pineapple, melon and even a bit of pine.
Taste is much like the smell, not tongue bracingly bitter but solidly fruity with the same kind of bready/biscuity sweetness mixing in with everything else.
I think this beer meets someone in between a regular IPA and a double, sort of like Torpedo. It feels much like a normal IPA without the sticky bittersweetness of its larger brothers, which is why I believe it is such a pleasure to drink. Definitely worth picking up a six pack of this if you see it.
10-15-2010 05:06:37 | More by bluemoonswoon
4.53/5 rDev +12.4%
Pours a golden yellow with a half inch of fluffy white head. Plenty of visable carbonation.
The nose is quite aromatic. Pine and grapefruit come through huge with some tart granny smith apple.
The first sip is bigger bodied than I anticipated with a smooth mellow mouthfeel. A bold amount of hops tingle the tongue with just the right amount of bitterness. Lots of pine and more citrus on the palate. There is a bready note and character but this comes through just slightly. I pick up a touch of sweetness in the finish but otherwise if ends quite dry.
This is obviously a hop driven beer and I love the finish. It doesn't drink like a 9% beer at all. Another delicious beer from Southern tier.
05-02-2010 02:05:04 | More by stewart124
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
Drank before a Spartan football game. Thanks to my friend D.K. for introducing me to this fine IPA. I probably would have not purchase this one on my own based on the label but now I find myself looking for it.
Pours hazy yellow-golden with a small white head. The head fades slowly. The nose has big aromas of lemon and citrus, along with a pale malts, honey and a touch of herbs. Slightly bitter. The finish is long and hoppy, with citrus, a hint of pine and a touch of herbs. Nice medium body, very drinkable.
09-30-2011 00:26:44 | More by Giggy
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,507 ratings.