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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,562 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,562
Reviews: 952
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 91
Gots: 374 | FT: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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Photo of Samoht126
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. Wonderful double IPA. I appreciate many things that Southern Tier takes on, and this is a great beer to get regularly.

This beer just below room temperature, so I let it sit out for a bit before I enjoy. I feel it brings out some of the flavors that the cold can sometimes mask.

Samoht126, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of chickenflea
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in a tulip glass very cold. Pours deep gold like the fruit of a juice orange. Almost no head at all. The aroma is pink grapefruit. with earthy spices. Malty undercurrents as should be expected for the style. Like it so far. The taste is pretty smooth with growing grapefruit, tangelo, orange peel and hop spiciness. It has a pleasing under current of sweet smooth malts. One of the smoothest 2x IPAs I have had. I like the subtle spiciness. Hops seem a nice blend of American and continental. Well done, balanced with no annoying distractions. Solid.

chickenflea, Jan 05, 2012
Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of hotmanflab666
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

hotmanflab666, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of HopDr
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A- VERY clear orange tinted amber. Not even a hint of haze in there, perhaps the clearest ale I have seen. I gave this a 3 for appearance, although that is just because I found this extreme clarity a bit disconcerting, some may love this about it. Very small head.

S- Interesting. Resin and pine, a bit of citrus but not the typical bright citrus aroma typical of American IPA/IIPAs. Perhaps some Northern Brewer in there.

T- Nicely balanced, a touch of sweet and crisp maltiness, moderate bitterness for a IIPA, and noticeable but minor alcohol. Similar resin/pine with a bit more citrus coming through in the taste than the nose.

M- Fine. Smooth, very drinkable. Average carbonation and body.

O- I really love most of Southern Tier's beer and I want to love this one too since it is quite a bit cheaper than their other DIPAs, but these particular flavors are just not my favorite. The beer is very well made and very interesting, a nice departure from what has become the cookie-cutter citrusy West Coast IPAs, but I just can't quite get into the flavors from this blend of hops as a beer I would drink frequently.

HopDr, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of wkndrnkr
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

wkndrnkr, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of bigorange
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

bigorange, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of khunter311
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

khunter311, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of ws8996
5/5  rDev +24.1%

ws8996, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of devilben02
4/5  rDev -0.7%

devilben02, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of peaisland3
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

peaisland3, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of jennaski01
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

jennaski01, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of muletrane
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 12/15/11

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Bruery Tulip.

A: Pours a crystal clear pale copper colour. 2 fingers of fluffy white head that dissapates quickly leaving some lacing behind.

S: Some nice citrus and pine notes.

T: Citrus comes out up front and then the piney notes followed buy some toasty bread notes. Finishes slightly bitter.

M: Moderate body and carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable.

Overall this a solid DIPA. Good value and good flavor. Very drinkable at 8% abv. A repeat purchase for sure.

muletrane, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

imbuckeye, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Rob315
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Rob315, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of wafers
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: very clear, copper colored pour with some moderate head that quickly dissipates
S: piney aroma, some citrus
T: again very piney, significant amounts of orange, lemon, moderately bitter, somewhat grassy with a tinge of alcohol towards the end
M: crisp, not too resiny or thick
O: Definitely enjoy this DIPA, although a few can get to your head quickly...excellent flavor and good for those who want a beer with a strong, hoppy character

wafers, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
4/5  rDev -0.7%

GrabMeAnAbbey, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 0z bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer pouerd a nice two finger head that lasted for a while. When the head finally reduced, the foam has left some nice and clumpy lacing on the side of the glass. A yellow-orange color with great clarity and carbonation coming up through the center of the glass.

Smell: grapefruit and tangerine come to mind. Sweet caramel and bready malts too. Some pine in there too.

Taste: Everything above blended nicely. Some booziness in the sip too. A nice blend between the bitterness of the hops and the sweet and bready malts.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation, a little chewy, smooth, and some nice booziness.

Overall: I have had this on draft and bottle many times. Such an easy drinking and good DIPA. The alcohol is not even that bad at given the 8%. Looking forward to more of this in the future.

Flounder57, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of MikeDATL
5/5  rDev +24.1%

MikeDATL, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of mjw06
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I agree with others that this seems much more like a double pale ale, than a double IPA, if there is even technically such a thing. Not very hoppy at all, but extremely fruity. Some rose and tropical melon, pineapple and strawberry in the nose that mostly carries over to the taste. Even a little vanilla/orange cream. The hop is citrusy orange zest with little bitterness, slightly grassy. Malt presence is light with limited aftertaste.

This may be the most sessionable Double IPA I've experienced. I appreciated the unique hop character and the reasonable price. Straight across the board all-around good beer.

mjw06, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of thewho
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

thewho, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of mondegreen
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a Stone shaker pint. Bottled on 12/8/11, consumed 12/30/11.

Pours a clear golden with orange highlights. Big fluffy head receds into a thin film with ample lacing.

Aroma is lovely. Sweet citrus hops rise happily from the glass, beckoning for the next sip. Smells like hop candy.

Taste is crisp and sharp. A very pleasant bitterness carries bright citrus flavors. The bitterness is long-lingering. Finishes dry, nice body for the style.

This beer is a really good DIPA in a 12oz. format at a respectable price. Now that Southern Tier dates their bottles, I'll pick this one up more regularly.

mondegreen, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of jordanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

jordanmiller, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of harmoniousplinth
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

harmoniousplinth, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of montauk7
4/5  rDev -0.7%

montauk7, Dec 30, 2011
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,562 ratings.