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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,955 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,955
Reviews: 989
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 118
Gots: 624 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at whole foodscolumbus circle. Pours a clear golden orange color with 1.5 fingers head, mild retention very nice lacing.

Smell is typical for an IPA- floral and pine hops dominate, with a hint of lemon. No malt to be detected. Nice, but nothing amazing.

Taste is very nice- light grain flavor up front, closely followed by hop bitterness,floral then earthy pine hops, finishes dry. Good bitterness- not a malt bomb like other DIPAs.

Mouthfeel is very nice- medium light body, moderate to full carbonation, a decent dose of resin. This is a very nice beer for the style and the price. Nothing crazy but very solid and drinkable.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a sweet ipa, in the waynes world sense, not the sugary sense. pour is real light for the style, clearish and golden to bronze in color. a medium one inch head, pure white, sits on top and slowly mellows. the nose is citrus all the way, grapefruit and lemon, but i am missing the malt id like to see. flavor thought just rocks, malt balances out intense bitter hops, mean and brutal and chewy, but also somehow light and pleasant. i like the finish, its bitter, but more fruit than hop essence, which i think is nice this time of year. really robust hop flavor, but it fades to fruit in that slow drama way. feel is good, enough bubbles and a lazy sort of medium body, its not so interesting on the tongue, but it holds its own. the alcohol is also oddly absent, it doesnt even come out when the beer warms up, just sort of stays away, which is scary and brilliant at the same time. one of southern tiers most drinkable big beers, i really support this, especially on tap in marcellus, new york. who woulda thought?

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle

A: Poured gold with a short, white head. Retains thin, lacey head throughout. Very clear.
S: Citrus and grass. Even a little hay. Kinda earthy. Assertive, but not overpowering.
T: The aromas carry directly over into the taste. Good balance between them. Bitterness is moderate despite the strength. Tasted a hint of breadiiness on the finish that I liked.
M: Moderately full thanks to carbonation. Nice and clean. Dry but easy drinking. Warmed me up a bit after a couple sips.
O: Great beer. Not as overwhelming as it could have been. Nicely balanced and plenty enjoyable.

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3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from a bottle into a Mason jar. Pours a clear gold with a foamy head that dissipates after about a minute. Citrusy, slightly maltier aroma than some IPAs. Full, balanced flavor; bright and hoppy with a subtle malt sweetness and a sharp, noticeably alcoholic aftertaste. The taste gets thicker and less alcoholic as it warms. I just finished the bottle, and my head is starting to feel a little fuzzy.

Overall: This is a very good double IPA that tastes like a thick, balanced single IPA. I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. Recommended.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,955 ratings.