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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,309 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,309
Reviews: 938
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 83
Gots: 262 | 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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SkinnyPigeon

Florida

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-20-2012 02:16:16 | More by SkinnyPigeon
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mblowge964

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-20-2012 00:47:09 | More by mblowge964
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jriggins6

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1%

01-19-2012 17:56:50 | More by jriggins6
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sixer for under ten bucks. First try, poured into tulip. Clear orange/gold, small white head. Lots of hops on the nose, pungent almost musky scent, with lots of tangerine and clementine. Very light crisp feel, bitter hops and booziness resembling champagne. A solid brew but not so distinct

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 17:21:57 | More by J23hc
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-19-2012 04:31:37 | More by RandyBoBandy
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superspak

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled 12/15/2011. Finally picked one up because they date bottles now. Pours a nice crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of huge grapefruit orange, pine, herbal spiciness, floral, lemon zest, caramel, and light breadiness. Fantastic aromas here, plenty of citrus. Taste of big pine, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, orange, biscuit, caramel, and floral notes. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, orange, and caramel. Fantastic malt balance in this, bitterness is not overwhelming at all like some DIPAs. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking, but it is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is nicely hidden with only a warming after the finish. Overall this is an exceptional DIPA. Great citrus flavor, malt balance, and smooth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2012 03:35:32 | More by superspak
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Supergenious

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-18-2012 23:40:42 | More by Supergenious
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-18-2012 23:35:11 | More by PrimScrewhead
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

01-18-2012 13:22:11 | More by DSlim71
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renveron

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

01-18-2012 02:00:56 | More by renveron
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coronajm

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

01-17-2012 04:01:39 | More by coronajm
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FunkyFibes

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-17-2012 01:54:29 | More by FunkyFibes
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athenmonk

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

01-16-2012 20:48:54 | More by athenmonk
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BeerFiend2002

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into draft glass.

A- Slightly dark gold body with a frothy one and a half finger, egshell-colored head. Left some, but not a whole lot of lacing.

S- Smells great. Juicy citrusy and grapefruit notes, piney notes, with some of the sweet malt noticeable.

T- Piney with some grapefruit in there. There is a toasty malt in there as well. It finishes bitter. Not bad, but wasnt blown away.

M- Has a wet, juicy kind of feel to it. To me, its a medium-bodied brew with a thinner mouthfeel than I expected.

O- A little disappointed in this one after the nose this beer had on it. This is the only Southern Tier beer I've had that let me down. Im still a huge fan of their work, but this one could use some tinkering. As long as they are still brewing Pumking, Choklat, and Oat...I will be a customer of their's for the forseeable future.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 17:32:00 | More by BeerFiend2002
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

01-16-2012 13:40:48 | More by Rekrule
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pdxbeerdrinker

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-16-2012 00:17:38 | More by pdxbeerdrinker
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btesta

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

01-14-2012 22:06:21 | More by btesta
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. 1/12/12.
On cask at Wild Wing's (Marietta, GA) Southern Tier beer dinner. Served in a Souther Tier snifter. 

Thick pale gold w/ 1.5 finger pale head. Nice lacing. 

Muted sweet hop aroma. Citris. Mild onion. 

Great "dank" and citrisy hop explosion with a sweet malt backing. The cask gives it a long smooth sweet finish. 

Medium thick and mildly sticky. Gives a nice coating on the tongue. The cask conditioning makes it less carbonated than bottles I've had. 

I've enjoyed the bottles before but the cask takes this to a whole new level. Much smoother, thicker and sweeter. I could drink this all night. 

Serving type: cask

01-14-2012 21:48:07 | More by ThickNStout
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whartontallboy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2012 21:41:09 | More by whartontallboy
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swimbikerundrink

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

01-14-2012 20:34:27 | More by swimbikerundrink
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mcorwin

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

01-14-2012 06:42:09 | More by mcorwin
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rjlCO

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2012 05:31:11 | More by rjlCO
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kruthy

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2012 01:12:45 | More by kruthy
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-14-2012 00:43:37 | More by foureyedgeek
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tatums1984

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

01-13-2012 08:03:58 | More by tatums1984
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,309 ratings.