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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,657 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,657
Reviews: 959
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 97
Gots: 413 | 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

On tap at Akkurat in Stockholm.

Dark clear honey colored ambery gold. Two finger head rising over the edge of the glass with good retention and some spotty lacing. Looks amazing.

Flowery, fruity hop nose. Apples and honey. Didn't get that much out of it but I'm a tad congested.

Follows the nose, but lots more complexity going on here. Very floral, some apple/pear/plum fruitiness, then some citrus and pine like hop resin. Clean bitterness in the back, doesn't slam you right away. Malts are negligent. Dry and even backdrop for the complex hop flavors.

Slick, creamy and near perfect mouthfeel. Not heavy on the carbonation, I could down this but I'm forcing myself to savor it. Very dangerously drinkable. Coats the mouth and really allows the complexity of the hops to shine.

Tried this across the pond, so it can't be too fresh but it's still great. A very sweet, floral and fruity DIPA. Not as bitter as most, but that's ok. Definitely hop dominated with lots of flavor. ABV is totally hidden. Fantastic IPA, right up my alley with the flavor profile.

dirtyskunk, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

flagmantho, Jan 28, 2012
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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.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,657 ratings.