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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,688 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,688
Reviews: 960
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 97
Gots: 435 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Aleforme, Sep 13, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -38%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

heizerbjj, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

raukerman, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of StJamesGate
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber-tinged sunshine with a creamy white head that fades to clumps and eagerly rimming crust that leaves big sheets. Nose is lots of pale citrus and melon with angel food cake underneath.
Saltines, peach melba and maybe some peanut, then hops hit with big grapefruit, both white and pink, and some nettle.
Saltwater taffy finish and intense waves of lingering bitterness. Light to medium, soft, creamy but crisp.

Another odd case (Victory and Speakeasy also come to mind) of the DIPA in a range being paler and lighter than the IPA. IBUs are pronounced but there's a lightness of touch that makes this far more drinkable than its "little" brother. Top shelf everyday DIPA that justifies 3T's reputation.

StJamesGate, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

pigSTI04, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

ystazi, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jivex5k, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a pretty honey amber, with a decent head. Minimal retention and no lacing.

The nose is somewhat citric, but with a floral backdrop. Somewhat weak.

The beer transitions from a primary hop infusion mellowing to a golden honey as it warms.

Good carbonation level and compliments itself extremely well. Approaching one of my favourites in the style.

kemoarps, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

crownrl28, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- deep gold in color, high clarity. Medium head that quickly went down. Medium heavy lacing

S- lime, citrus, floral aroma with some malt

T- a nicely rounded malt and hop balance. Not overwhelming

M- low carbonation. Smooth

Overall, a decent ipa.

gcamparone, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MrBoh, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the nose I get some nice citrus lime, orange, papaya, and a touch of pine sap.

Golden yellow in color and perfectly clear with a nice crisp white head that unfortunately falls into the beer rather quickly, but leave some pretty lacing in it's wake.

2xIPA is biscuity with layers of juicy hop profiles on top of it. Lime, tangerine, and tamarind are all flavors I pick up here. It has body on the lighter side of medium and medium carbonation to match. Bitterness is firm, but not overbearing and long lasting as well. Quite tasty, this is a nice staple year-round to have.

tlazaroff, Sep 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

mtbdonn, Sep 09, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The only thing I can say about this beer is that it definitely did not seem like a Double IPA.The hop flavors and aromas were not nearly potent enough.It possessed a sweetness that let you know it is not a single IPA,yet did not taste overly malty nor was body too heavy.It's flavors were pleasant,hop character quite restrained for a double IPA though.Would like to give it another shot in the future,worth trying again.

BudWizeMan, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

LCannon4, Sep 09, 2012
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mdagnew, Sep 06, 2012
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CSQ1111, Sep 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

muchos, Sep 04, 2012
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,688 ratings.