2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
3.83/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On rate beer its a 97. @ 8.2%etoh it you will fill it. I found IBU listed @ 55 or unknown. Its a pretty good hoppy beer. Compared to the green flash palate wrecker...it did wreck my palate making me find this beer just good. @ pizza paridisio @ dupont circle it goes for $7 a glass.
Serving type: on-tap
05-15-2012 19:43:12 | More by TheHopHeadGirl
3.3/5 rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - An almost transparent pale yellow. Thin white head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Honestly, this looks kind of like a Bud Light.
S - All very soft aromas: grapefruit, clove, tea and some hops.
T - Tart grapefruit, again some tea and concludes with a bitter finish. There are some hops present here, but for a DIPA, I expect much more.
M - Wow this is a malty DIPA, perhaps the most malty one I have encountered. I feel this hurts the beer by taking away from the hop driven bitterness by smoothing it out too much. It drinks smooth, with a medium body and relatively low carbonation.
O - This is definitely a unique DIPA. I simply cannot be an advocate for so many malts in a beer of this type. Simply average.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2012 02:30:24 | More by mscudder
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Hazy, light gold with decent stark white head and a touch of lacing.
Smell: Tart grapefruit, floral/spicy hops, tea and doughy bread. A little mild, and very English, other than the grapefruit.
Taste: Nice, grapefruity hops over a ramped up malt body of bread, tea and caramel. Finish is just somewhat bitter, and actually more floral and spicy than truly bitter.
Feel: Fairly light body for the style, but pretty oily as well. Carbonation is subdued. Finish is dry, as expected regardless of whether I am treating this as a Double IPA or some kind of ramped up English Ale. Crisp and refreshing. Odd for an over 8% beer.
Overall: This is not really what I think of as DIPA. This is simply too English and malty, but with some grapefruity American hops thrown in for good measure. So I would consider this more of a American-style Double ESB, which isn't a style. The name 2XIPA is simply misleading. That's a lot of blathering just to say that this was not what I expected. However, it's very tasty and unique, which is more important than style distinctions.
Serving type: bottle
05-09-2012 22:55:09 | More by bsp77
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,298 ratings.