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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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3,291 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,291
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 83
Gots: 252 | 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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Ratings: 3,291 | Reviews: 938 | Display Reviews Only:
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-18-2013 17:05:01 | More by billybob
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ColSanders123

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

11-15-2011 16:37:17 | More by ColSanders123
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

12-22-2011 04:55:52 | More by vicsju1991
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-20-2012 23:04:47 | More by ltdantheman
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fthegiants

California

4/5  rDev -1%

05-13-2014 04:25:37 | More by fthegiants
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fmccormi

New York

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from 12oz pry-off bottle to a 25cl Duvel Single tulip; bottling date of November 9, 2012 printed in yellow ink just below the label (“DOB 11/09/12”), making this beer two days under four weeks old on the date of consumption. I know it’s been a while, but I’m still just so happy that Southern Tier dates their bottles now.

Appearance (4.0): Two fingers of bone-white foam come off of the pour, which shows a warm golden color with orange hues and a perfectly clear body. Head dies slowly, showing good retention and some moderate lacing—mostly spotty suds and a few splotchy arcs here and there.

Smell (4.0): Nice mix of fragrant, tropical fruits—sweet citrus like pineapple and mango—with some resinous undertones that turn into mild pine and mint. There’s some light, sweet bready character (kind of like king bread) underneath which fleshes out the sweetness of those tropical fruit tones, but doesn’t smell candy- or caramel-sweet at all.

Taste (4.0): Very nice—some more resin than in the nose, but the fruit character is mostly citrus pith and some overripe pineapple, which blends smoothly into that same kind of sweet bread character evidenced in the nose. There’s some moderate bitterness throughout which carries into the finish, which in turn is mostly citrus pith with a mildly vegetal undertone. It’s good though, well-balanced and delivering a decent hopload without being too heavy in any regard—any malt sweetness kind of blurs into the fruity hop sweetness.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Very drinkable. Maybe just on the full side of medium-bodied, with a slightly syrupy and slightly oily feel—the hop oils help dry it out in the finish, which is solid but not bone-dry by any means.

Overall (4.0): Generally speaking, this is a nicely balanced, small-ish DIPA (8.2% ABV is not small, but it’s not one of those gargantuan DIPA by any means). The hop profile opens up a bit as it warms, and in the end this is a very agreeable, not over the top, solid DIPA. Considering it’s typically about $11/ sixer (at least in upstate NY), this is a pretty good value that delivers the hops without clobbering you over the head with either malt or blinding bitterness. Good beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 23:52:12 | More by fmccormi
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HoppyBastard2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-19-2014 06:18:44 | More by HoppyBastard2
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker: Very light yellow-gold, crystal clear, reminds me a pilsner, actually. Two fingers of white, beady souffle head that drops to a thick coating & leaves gauzy lacing.

Nice lemon & grapefruit nose, fresh but subdued, not too strong.

Nice citrus bitterness up front that soon yields to a kind of fruity, sorbet-like sweetness, almost creamy. Some tea dryness toward the end, leaves a sort of fruit yogurt aftertaste. A slightly mineral or earthy taste develops in the finish & aftertaste after a while. Sweet without the heavy, cakey malt character so common in DIPAs.

Medium-bodied, nice interplay of sweet & dry, with the sweetness just lingering without getting sticky. Smooth.

Really nicely done here, a mellow DIPA that would be as good on a summer afternoon as it is on a winter evening.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 01:41:11 | More by OneDropSoup
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polopaul20

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

03-01-2012 13:31:40 | More by polopaul20
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johnyb

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

11-21-2011 19:57:29 | More by mmcnaughton
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-24-2012 21:00:36 | More by jrfehon33
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

01-09-2013 21:39:33 | More by Goldfishman
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-08-2013 04:45:32 | More by Adkins1203
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

08-11-2013 13:26:12 | More by ChipMurray
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

07-29-2013 01:38:59 | More by mwbrady12
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dmamiano

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on my porch in a rain storm last evening.
Poured a slight hazy copper with a very nice head and sticky lacing.
DIPA's usually seem a bit hazy so no surprise there.
Big citrus hop nose that attacks immediately. Lemon/peppery perhaps with a malt backing that is pretty strong.
Taste was big...hoppy and malty balancing with a nice slick mouthfeel.
Very good beer

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 12:22:00 | More by dmamiano
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AOShabaz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-04-2013 00:30:09 | More by AOShabaz
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Slay40

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1%

04-13-2013 16:00:20 | More by Mersh
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huntermop

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours vivid gold with sparkling clarity and an inch of foam that fell to some downright chunky lacing. Not a big nose on this beer. Light citrus, faint grass and pale malt. Taste is crisp and so easy to drink. The hops come forward nicely with touches of lemon and grapefruit. The pale malt stands up just sweet, sturdy and strong. Hops and malt both sweeten up as the beer warms. Finishes with a long bitter aftertaste, and a dry malt presence that makes this a dapper DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 16:51:25 | More by utopiajane
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1%

12-29-2013 02:33:45 | More by OnryAndMean
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chcfan

California

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I heard some good things about this one, so I figured I'd give it a shot. I believe it's a summer seasonal, but could be wrong on that. Either way, I'm fairly confident it's fresh because of where I bought it and the crisp, clean hop flavors.

2XIPA is a very good DIPA, but it's just a step or two below great. It has an aroma that's mostly grapefruit and a skosh of pine. I like it when you can smell a DIPA from the other side of the room, and this doesn't quite have enough of that punch for me. That's the only knock I have for it. It has just the right amount of bitterness and the overall flavor of a "west coast IPA" if such a thing exists.

Definitely a strong effort from Southern Tier. I will gladly finish off the sixer and give it a try if I see it on draft.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 01:39:05 | More by chcfan
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Beezee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-21-2012 05:21:47 | More by Beezee
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,291 ratings.