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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,994
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 119
Gots: 661 | 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

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Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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

Poured in a 16oz pint, draft. Taken from notes. Golden orange in color with a tall head of bone colored foam that leaves decent lacing on the glass. Very citrusy on the nose with some grassiness. Tastes big of grapefruit oil and orange peel. Malt is very subdued. Mouthfeel is that of lots of carbonation and a slightly harsh bitter finish. Overall a fair example of a DIPA. It lacks somewhat on the malt balance, but I'd drink it again.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewing this back-to-back with Southern Tier's traditional IPA. Poured into a Jackie O's pint. Come on, only THREE types of malt in this one?! (Joking, of course.)

Appearance - Definitely thicker than its slightly less alcoholic brother. More of a particle-ized head that throbs like a human heart. Craters of air holes open up rapidly in the milky-like head. Appears well-carbonated with fresh bubbles rushing to the surface. Clings heavily to the glass. Appears paler and more transparent than the S.T IPA.

Smell - Much more of a robust smell than the traditional IPA. I expect this one to grip my taste-buds a bit tighter. Succulent chords of orange, tangerine, grapefruit, and lemon peel. Smells divine.

Taste - Not as flavorful as anticipated. Much sweeter than their IPA, with more of a focus on the flavors of tangerine and nectarine. The sweetness of agave nectar meets the bitterness of the hops politely. Again, near all of the flavor is in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - My biggest complaint is the water used in the brewing process. There is something off about it; whether it it too filtered or not filtered thoroughly enough. Light to medium bodied with a bit more of a focus on sweetness this time around. The hops are fresh and delicious, thought I think I would prefer angrier doubles over this one.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle dated 4/18/12 poured into pint glass.

A: Just slightly hazy golden-yellow body with a finger or so of fine, white head. Bits of lacing are left behind, and a few small streams of carbonation bubbles move through the beer.

S: Pretty strong, sweet aroma. There's lots of ethanol, a bit of grainy malts (seeming almost like corn given the sweetness), and big quantities of all kinds of hops– herbal, floral and citrus. Grapefruit and pineapple flavors seemed particularly noticeable when the beer was fairly cold, but have been overpowered a bit once it has warmed.

T: Hops really dominate the flavor; heaps of bitter grapefruit and orange are quite noticeable here, and the herbal and floral hops keep doing their thing as well. Alcohol is decidedly less pronounced, which I'm happy about, and there's a solid malt backbone to keep everything together. Bitterness comes through on the finish– nicely balanced.

M: Thin to moderately bodied, a bit thin for the style. Very smooth and moderate carbonation lends a creamy texture, which more than makes up for thinness. Slightly dry on the finish.

O: A solid Double IPA, and I'm glad the ethanol tones from the smell didn't make it into the flavor with the same intensity. Certainly worth a try.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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