2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: light, hazeless golden hue with plenty of effervescence and a nice 1-finger head of frothy white foam. Less orange than I normally expect from the style, but really quite nice.
Smell: sweet malt with a pretty strong citrusy, resiny aroma. Dank but nice.
Taste: big malt flavor with even bigger funky, dank, resiny and citrusy hops atop. Bitterness is pretty strong but surprisingly smooth. I really like this beer!
Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Very nice.
Overall: I really like this beer. The flavor is outstanding, although for a DIPA that's not all that surprising.
01-28-2012 22:33:41 | More by flagmantho
3.73/5 rDev -7.7%
12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane. “DOB 10/05/11” is stamped on the bottle.
Pours a golden color, with about a half inch or so of sudsy white foam at the top that left a surprising amount of lace on the sides of my glass.
Big citrusy hop nose to this beer.
Grapefruit-like bitterness at first, followed by a toasted malt flavor that is WAY in the background. Very dry, and not just at the finish.
Medium bodied, with a less resiny mouthfeel than most IPAs.
This is easily the least malty DIPA I’ve ever had. If in need of a hop fix, this will work well. Personally, I wouldn't mind a little more maltiness to give it more variation. Nevertheless, it’s a good antidote to something like Hopjuice where the malts practically overwhelm the hops.
01-28-2012 20:08:07 | More by woemad
4.05/5 rDev +0.2%
Poured into a shaker: Very light yellow-gold, crystal clear, reminds me a pilsner, actually. Two fingers of white, beady souffle head that drops to a thick coating & leaves gauzy lacing.
Nice lemon & grapefruit nose, fresh but subdued, not too strong.
Nice citrus bitterness up front that soon yields to a kind of fruity, sorbet-like sweetness, almost creamy. Some tea dryness toward the end, leaves a sort of fruit yogurt aftertaste. A slightly mineral or earthy taste develops in the finish & aftertaste after a while. Sweet without the heavy, cakey malt character so common in DIPAs.
Medium-bodied, nice interplay of sweet & dry, with the sweetness just lingering without getting sticky. Smooth.
Really nicely done here, a mellow DIPA that would be as good on a summer afternoon as it is on a winter evening.
01-25-2012 01:41:11 | More by OneDropSoup
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,492 ratings.