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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,903
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 106
Gots: 575 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a one month old bottle, chilled but not cold. Poured a rich, complex brown. Nice, deep tan head with good retention and moderate lacing.

Smell is very nice. Hoppy, grainy, malty, and a hint of alcohol.

Exceptiotional taste. Earthy, malt, smoke, and woody flavors up front. Excellent hoppy overtones throughout. Faintly sharp alcohol presence. Ends in a smoked rye flavor.

Very good mouthfeel. Thick, rich and lightly carbonated leaving a light coating on the mouth.

The consumate IPA. For anyone who is a fan of IPA as I am, it will be very tough to match. The flavors, boldness, and look are definition for the genre.

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A: This poured a hazy light gold with moderate white head.
S: It smelled like orange and citrus hops, with some sweet light caramel and a little bready yeast.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus hops with sweet honey and light caramel, and a bit of bread yeast. It had a clean and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a nice IPA with a good scent and taste and body. It had a smooth finish, so it was easy to drink. But nothing really made this beer unique or special. Enjoyable but forgettable.

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12oz bottle served in a snifter.

pours a clear, bright golden yellow with a short-lived finger of white head that does yield some nice lacing.

nose is not as aromatic as i remember but dominated by citric hoppiness with some floral/grassy qualities to it, bready malts. something else, too, that i can't quite put my finger on, like... cardboard...? i don't know, weird. no bottled date so i can't be sure how fresh this one is - obviously a key component in an IPA/DIPA. taste is good, with most of the hop characters pulling through with an added note of pine. definite malty presence. again though, not quite as flavorful and enjoyable as i recall when last i had it (last summer).

medium bodied, medium carbed mouthfeel with high drinkability. a very solid DIPA and a lot of bang for the buck, though i'm questioning the age here. will be on the lookout to obtain a certified fresh serving and compare - as previously mentioned i definitely remember this being better.

originally reviewed: 01-10-2011

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,903 ratings.