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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,907
Reviews: 981
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 106
Gots: 579 | 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

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Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear, dark golden/amber color...not a ton of bubble action...pretty minimal off white head formed and really has no interest in sticking around...certainly filtered, it's as clear as an IPA as i've seen...(3/5)

Smell: Tons of earthy/piney/damp forest hops mixed in with some citrus (orange, tangerine, grapefruit) and light floral hops aroma...some sweet, paler malt background, but this is a hoppy happening...it even smells kinda watery...as it warms, a strong floral hops bitterness begins to develop...(3.5/5)

Taste: Grapefruit citrus hops, some earthy/piney hops and pale malts...pretty straight forward hops on hops on hops creation that brings a rounded hops flavor...floral hops really come out towards the end and tag-a-long with the citrus hops into the after taste...tons of grapefruit/orange resin all the way to the end...it's good, but not unique...(4/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body...carbonation is also on the light to medium side...it does fluff up a little bringing some nice floral citrus hops (citra i presume) to the palate...it's maybe the nicest part of this brew...citrus/pine resin remains on the tongue and subsequently my lips...even with it's light body, the 2X hops infusion is very apparent and saves this brew from mediocrity and takes it to pretty good...(4/5)

Overall: This is another good offering from southern tier...2X IPA is certainly flavorful, hop heavy and carries a mighty wallop...though the flavor isn't unique, the paler malt variety used here brings a sweeter side that does it's best to balance out the overall...the higher ABV becomes pretty apparent after about half the bottle...it's a good beer and worthy of selection, i could drink 2 or 3 of these in a night and be very happy, but this isn't something that would come to mind when naming my favorite hop heavy brews out there...(4/5)

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Again, an uneducated beer lingo guy...however I love my IPAs and my WeeHeavys. 2X is by far my favorite IPA. At first taste it has the floral, citrus, pine taste i love....however there is a nice bite that comes with that first sip that screams OMG THAT'S AWESOME.

The color pours a copper/amber, i could care less about lacing and head, as it is the taste that blows me away. The smell of this beer when uncapped is that of of a floral arrangement, and says bottoms up....the ABV content of this beer is great if your the 2 or 3 beer per sitting guys such as myself. 2X by far is the best IPA i have ever had the pleasure of pouring in my face....no matter how much I love 2X though, it still remains my second most favorite adult beverage.

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4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a variety 6 pack at Wegmans, surprised to see it as an option, as I've been looking to try this and Unearthly for quite a while.

Poured into a beer mug, this is unbelievably clearly golden which I wasn't expecting!
I thought it would have a little haziness to it, but it's bold gold.
1 finger head with straight line lacing.
Scent of citrus and dry grass almost like a mowed lawn.

The hop kick is evident immediately, with slight lemon/citrus blends, maybe additional malt covering the ABV which is high but untraceable.
Strong mouthfeel with pretty good carbonation.

I could see myself sitting on the deck on a hot summer day and pouring several of these back, it's so smooth and enjoyable.

Haven't had a bad beer yet from Southern Tier.

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4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a room-temp pint glass.

A- A clean and clear deep true gold color. One-finger off-white head, mega rings of lace. Nice and bubbly.

S- Citrus hops right up, then a mix of maltiness and cut grass. Pleasatly pungent.

T-Bitterness is not a flavor but this beer is full of bitter citrus flavors. I can't always discern the citrus flavors, but lemon and grapefruit easily stand out here. There are malts, some sweets and some breadiness, too.

M- Medium body and good carbonation. Fresh and bitter at once. Resins.

O-Insanely drinkable at 8.2% abv. It almost misses the DIPA mark - in a good way

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,907 ratings.