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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,945
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 118
Gots: 613 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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So far my pick for a double IPA, Piney, and delicious. The smell is wonderful and the taste does not disappoint. This will stay with you long after that sip is gone. Great take on a great style. I would say yes to this one always, also amazing if you can find on tap.

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Review taken from notes(mid January 2013)

12 oz brown bottle with typical Southern Tier logo design. Poured this into a standard American pint glass.

A - darkish golden/amber color. Yellow tint to the overall color. Perfect clarity and you can see virtually everything while gazing through the glass. Frothy head that held up good and left decent stick to the walls of my pint glass.

S - Floral hop aroma with some grassiness. Pine whiffs layout the background with small amounts of caramel malt creeping up in the nose.

T - Hoppy both floral and fruity neither taking charge but both just mingling together. Bitterness finally shows itself midway through, but it's a semi bitter flavor. Malt finish provides a tasty caramel character.

M - Fairly creamy feel. Enjoyable but nothing overly gushing with hops. Fairly easy to drink and nicely balanced.

O - classified as not quite a DIPA but bigger than an ipa. Hmm.. When I think of 'American ipa, DIPA' I think of something flowing with hops. This is more of an English double ipa if anything. Still very good, but lately with a few certain APA's I've reviewed it has nowhere near the hop profiles those particular pales had. I was a bit disappointed at first due to the lack of gushing hops, but quickly reminded myself that a beer doesn't have to be overdone with hops to be top shelf, so why does every ipa have to be hopped up? The fact is, this isn't your traditional American double ipa, but just a dang good blue collar beer thats well crafted and has its bright spots. I'll have this again one day for certain.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,945 ratings.