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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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3,507 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,507
Reviews: 948
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 89
Gots: 355 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-15-2011 19:45:46 | More by richbrew
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JohnQVD

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-02-2012 15:02:41 | More by JohnQVD
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

09-02-2012 02:12:49 | More by OldhouseRecs
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-26-2012 00:46:15 | More by mikepcarney
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%

Southern Tier 2XIPA
12oz bottle poured into a snifter
DOB 1/13/12

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
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mwar

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -62.8%

12-01-2012 22:17:11 | More by mwar
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

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
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-26-2013 01:37:05 | More by Kenai4
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-26-2014 18:44:45 | More by huntermop
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illini4x4


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-20-2012 00:42:24 | More by illini4x4
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udubdawg

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-20-2014 15:02:45 | More by udubdawg
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mattparsons

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-05-2012 03:29:23 | More by mattparsons
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lakersfan16

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

07-09-2014 20:34:27 | More by lakersfan16
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stewart124

Ohio

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
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-18-2013 15:46:57 | More by aorloski
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-28-2014 00:05:40 | More by Slay40
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2013 09:00:40 | More by GuttaMane138
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

07-01-2013 10:19:24 | More by ridgeline23
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Bwagner1122

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-15-2014 22:53:32 | More by Bwagner1122
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Giggy

Michigan

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
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2013 08:15:50 | More by Casey3236
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

06-15-2014 23:23:51 | More by MNBeer1017
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-27-2014 02:36:31 | More by xdefeatsy
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-15-2012 02:39:26 | More by johnyb
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-18-2014 15:54:51 | More by DerrickW
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,507 ratings.