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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,382 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,382
Reviews: 943
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 85
Gots: 296 | 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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Mauidan

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2012 23:46:22 | More by Mauidan
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Jeffani

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-17-2012 05:40:34 | More by Jeffani
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden amber pour into a tall pint. Beautiful creamy head with solid retention. Sticks well.

Citrus burst and pine aromas. Bitter in the nose with a very pale malt presence. Crisp and clean. Leafy green and wily.

Dry hop bitterness with a tartness. Pine Sol and Orange Crush. Okay, not that extreme, but you get the picture. No resinous characters, a nice dose of dry-hopping making for a leafy, fresh hop profile. Biscuity and hinting at some candi sugar, but that could be the crystal malts. Impressively big dry finish. Very well done.

Some noticeable alcohol heat knocks this down a half of a point, but the spritz is exceptional and the body appropriate.

Very impressed with this crisp DIPA. I'm more a fan of the 'stinky' mega-hop aroma and resinous/sappy character in the flavor, but this beer is a delicious drink. Passed up a Hopslam to revisit this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 01:34:48 | More by thecheapies
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usery

Washington

1/5  rDev -75.2%

02-16-2012 20:37:51 | More by usery
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

a: orangey yellow, minimal white head on a gentle pour.  Minimal lacing.

s: piney earthy hops. Bitter, citrus. Pretty typical IPA.

t: a bit sweet initially, then bitter hops, zesty, very hoppy but also reasonably balanced for an IPA.

m: good carbonation, nicely dry, refreshing.

O: great ipa, well balanced, not difficult to drink. Even my wife liked it.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 14:35:39 | More by beerbiatchMD
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mcallister

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-16-2012 09:57:16 | More by mcallister
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev -1%

02-16-2012 02:08:08 | More by Cramerican
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Hophed102

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

02-16-2012 01:19:48 | More by Hophed102
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-15-2012 22:44:39 | More by sharpski
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden with medium head. Smells very citrusy, lemons, orange peel, and some pale malt sweetness. Light bodied for a DIPA, with high carbonation, a bit of resin and a flavor that includes nice citrus notes, a little lemon peel, and some excellent lightly sweet malt backing to boot. A very good beer that is easy to find and won't break the bank. Southern Tier impresses often.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:09:18 | More by BMMillsy
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-15-2012 18:42:38 | More by PeteRiz
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beerzulllbub

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp & clean really well filtered... a glowing orange brew that leaves a light lacing on the glass... super hoppy a stinking fruity assault on the senses... tropical and bubble gummy, intensely aromatic with notes of pineapple, mango and lemon verbena there's also a savory element... onion juice! A Great Double... It must be fresh as there is a really big underlying malt character that gives the impression that it would overwhelm this beer if past a couple of months old... The taste is very similar to the nose and the finish is astringent and dry and lingers offering layer after layer of tropical sweetness, nutty and dense this is an extremely enjoyable quaff!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 05:26:54 | More by beerzulllbub
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

02-15-2012 01:11:22 | More by Fitzmke
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phantomwyse

Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours out a soft caramel body with a white head that rises to just above a finger.

S: The sun shines. A curtain gently blows. There is a soft breeze of pine, perhaps a touch of oranges from the grove.

T: The soft breeze gives way to a gentle rain shower, it tastes like the breeze. Then the breze pushes it along and afterwards there is the taste of crackers with no cheese. The sunny day has returned.

M: That gently shower was really light bodied, don’t you think?

O: For some reason, I really want to like Southern Tier beers. Maybe because my first experience was Gemini, which was spectacular. Everything since has let me down. This IPA feels like it has training wheels on it. Gemini was like a triathlete.

I also just looked at the bottle for reassurance when I went to review, this is a DIPA? Am I missing something?

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 00:26:01 | More by phantomwyse
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-13-2012 23:25:13 | More by AndyTaylor
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capeannbass36

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a brilliant clear golden color, topped with a one finger, off white head that vanished almost immediately. Only a hint of any lacing whatsoever.

S- Pine, hops, grapefruit.

T- More or less follows the nose. Semi-sweet up front. Finishes slightly bitter.

M- Medium light carbonation. Somewhat dry finish.

O- Nice double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 00:39:00 | More by capeannbass36
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smokejr

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-12-2012 13:19:09 | More by smokejr
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xHopHeadx

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-12-2012 02:44:30 | More by xHopHeadx
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katan

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a light golden, very clear and bright color. Head formation is slight white, breaks down with a light film.

S - Lightly piney nose, a little bit of sugary sweetness sneaks through. Even more resinous while it warms.

T - Starts off sweet, malty, and a little bit of citrus sweetness from the hops. Mid-stream gets more resinous, piney - a bit earthy. Finishes clean with a little bit of alcohol warmth and retained sweetness.

M - Full bodied beer with a relatively ligth amount of carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable as well is some bitteriness finish.

O/D = A solid and relatively very drinkable DIPA. As with most southern tier beers, I find them to be on the sweeter side- not so great with the DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 19:04:28 | More by katan
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

02-11-2012 01:36:28 | More by Tyrawlings
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

02-11-2012 01:10:58 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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andyschaps

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-11-2012 00:17:11 | More by andyschaps
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dwduncan2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

02-10-2012 22:25:49 | More by dwduncan2
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

02-10-2012 21:35:46 | More by timwardjr
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-10-2012 19:33:40 | More by spark3148857
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,382 ratings.