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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,835 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,835
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 103
Gots: 511 | FT: 5
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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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at mellow mushroom in Lexington, KY.

A - brought to me in a 10 oz goblet with almost no head so I can't really judge that. Color is a clear light golden hue. Lacing is superb.

S - Citrusy hops. The nose is all hops. A portly piney as well.

T - As with the nose, the hops do all the talking. Very juicy up front with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It continues with a nice piney resin flavor that finishes bitter but not dry.

M - medium bodied with light carbonation.

O - A great regularly available DIPA. I will search for this one more. You know its a good beer when you relish the butler afterward.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally getting around to reviewing this one. Review is from notes taken on 4/30/2012 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a light, straw color with just a hint of a golden hue, definitely lighter in color than most other DIPAs that I've had; starts with a decent 1 and 1/2 finger head that is rocky and white; body holds amazing clarity, and shows strong carbonation bubbling up throughout;

Smell: Lots of lemon zest, some grapefruit; touch of a grainy malt backing. Not a ton to say about it -- it smells really good and I'm ready to drink it!

Taste: A well-crafted beer from a brewery that does good things with their larger format beers; plenty of the bitter hoppiness and it has a strong lemony flavor to it, with a touch of grapefruit as well; not a palate wrecker, but really fits the style well; there's actually a pretty solid malt backing that has just a touch of sweetness that finds its way through the hops; bit of an alcoholic vapor on the back end.

Mouthfeel: For some reason, I thought that it would be a tad lighter on the palate, but its body holds up -- just shy of what I would consider medium weight, the body is sticky and leaves a thick coating over the whole mouth; carbonation is plenty strong and allows the body to come across as lively without being sharp; belly is left a little warm from the alcohol.

Overall: Glad I picked up a six pack instead of just getting a single. With the warmer days of the the tail end of spring and summer approaching, it's going to be a great thirst quencher in the coming days.

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Southern Tier Brewing Company
Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 8.20 %

Had at a special firkin tapping for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.

LOOK: Golden color, little head or lace. Perfect clarity and some carbonation bubbles rising lazily to the surface.

SMELL: Solid nose of orange and grapefruit, pine, earthy herb, honey baked bread, citrus oil.

TASTE: Balanced strong IPA with more citrus rind flavor, red ripe grapefruit and pine. The bitterness is restrained and there is a balance of the sweet malts and alcohol. Still, quite hoppy which is the best feature of this brew.

FEEL: The firkin really lended a softness to the feel, with a mild to low carbonation, and more or less clean finish.

OVERALL: A real treat of a beer, and I was happy to try it at the special tapping. It is almost as good on tap and in the bottle, but I must say this cask was the best 2XIPA that I have ever tasted.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- clear golden with a foamy light head

S- juniper, pine, some sweet malt, floral

T- piney hop, light bitterness rough out that builds, clean malt, slightly dry on the finish, good

M- medium carbonation, light body, crisp

O- nothing super special or different from the norm about this one, but a well done ipa for sure and that's always nice to find

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a light golden amber color with impressive clarity and vibrance. The head is a two finger off white color with mediocre retention and good lacing.

S: A smell of piny/floral hops, some onion, a little malt...but there's something off here. It smells slightly stale, though it's nothing horrible.

T: I knew this had hints of onion and garlic! Is my mind playing tricks on me, or does this feature Summit hops? I can definitely taste them here, along with the opening crisp floral/piny/citric bite. There's solid bitterness throughout, but it's kept in check by its doughy malt notes. As it warms up, a slight touch of alcohol enters the palate. Not much complexity, but balanced and shockingly easy to drink. Tastes much better than it smells, too.

M: Somewhat heavy on the tongue with high carbonation - a strange combination in an IPA that actually works for what this is trying to accomplish. The astringent bitterness also gives the tongue a nice tingling sensation.

O: I really can't complain about getting a solid DIPA for $10 a 6 pack. Even though this might be an older bottle, it still ended up being really good. This one will be on my radar in the future.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,835 ratings.