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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,558 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,558
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 91
Gots: 374 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

shigg85, Aug 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Sturmthis, Aug 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

nwatson, Aug 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

JJStorm, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of godlessape
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one pours a clear light amber with plenty of visible carbonation, and a half finger head that settles down within a few minutes to a bare skim.
The aroma comes with subtle herbal, floral and citrus notes, mixed with a slight brown sugary, caramel base accompanied with a hint of alcohol.
The taste follows the nose in every way. Nothing too sweet and nothing too bitter. This contains a subdued balance that I wasn't expecting from a DIPA.
The mouthfeel is thin to medium in carbonation.
Overall this is a decent brew that I hope to try out on tap some day.

godlessape, Aug 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mrosenfeld32, Aug 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jscogggins, Aug 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Cnorrisl, Aug 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

pjmarkert, Aug 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 21, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a case of this to try and was so impressed that I got a sixtol of it for my kegerator when I was done with the case. After the sixtol was done, I grabbed another case so I would have some on hand while I moved on to some other brews.

Clean, crisp, strong.

BulletToothJake, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

pault, Aug 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

bicyclesnbeer, Aug 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

MisledTitan, Aug 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

SFC21, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

thinwhiteduke, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

briandaube, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear pale golden orange with lots of rising bubbles. Big four finger creamy white head with very good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Very hoppy and lively. Big burst of citrus hops upfront with hints of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Solid hints of spicy pine resin and grassy hops. Solid malt background with good hints of bready biscuit, caramel, and toffee. Really solid aroma.

Taste: Like the smell, a very hop forward taste with a nice malt backbone. Big citrus hop esters with notes of grapefruit, mango, oranges, pineapple, and lemon. Some pine resin adds a nice spice. Hops are also grassy and floral. Solid malt presence in the background with good notes of biscuit, toffee, and caramel. Pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and slightly oily. Goes down pretty smooth for the style and the alcohol heat is minimized.

Overall: A really good Double IPA. Big hops with good esters and a nice malt balance. Great to have this year round when the hard to get Double IPA's are out of season.

MattyG85, Aug 18, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is dynamite and all together excellent IPA. The smell is just right with notes of grapefruit,pine, and a whole host of hoppy goodness. Super crisp taste great long lasting after taste. I have been experimenting with other Double IPA and this one so far in definitely the winner. Even at $10.99 a 6pk this beer is a bargain.

lemonlime311, Aug 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Berg0804, Aug 17, 2012
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DerekCarruth, Aug 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

buffcityx, Aug 17, 2012
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,558 ratings.