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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4,005 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,005
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 119
Gots: 668 | 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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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Ratings: 4,005 | Reviews: 1,004
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Fawn or earth yellow. Very clear with a navajo, or off white colored head that lingers only for a few minutes.

S: Very distinct hop aroma( apricot, peach and pineapple). Fleeting alcohol esters. Roasted malt as well.

T: Floral notes out front, with hints of citrus, white peach, cherry and mango. Secondary flavor is an assertive malt flavor, somewhat a mix between pale, and munich malts. Other notes of honey, lemon, pineapple and grapefruit. Dry finish with hints of vanilla.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very bitter and slightly sweet at times. Little alcohol taste noticed.

O: This was a great DIPA, one of the best ive tried in a while. Balance is what makes this beer great. Its not overwhelming in any one sense besides bitterness. Great floral mix with intense grapefruit and vanilla as well.

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Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a DFH snifter:

A-Transparent orange, a half finger of orange that is quickly gone and leaves some lace

S-Good citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin all here, pretty tart too

T-Very good, just the right bitterness, I would say this is much superior to other DIPA's recently, the 8.2 is beautifully masked

M-Creamy, sticky and awesome

O-Really great double, will do again...

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Appearance: My first thought is that this is way too light for a DIPA. The clear straw color is more commonly associated with Pilsners and Lagers. This is not consistant with what a DIPA (or IPA) should look like. The head is a very nice white that rises up close to three fingers and leaves sticky lacing throughout.

Smell: Well, all I get is hops. Strictly Cali here with grapefruit dominating and a slight pine in the background. Big citrusy floral smell that has me excited.

Taste: This thing is a total mess. Maybe the most unbalanced IPA I've ever had. The hops dominate with citrus playing a major role. There is absolutely no malt to speak of which leaves the feeling that one is drinking a hop tea. This reminds me of some IPA's that I've tried at local homebrew competitions, not an offering from a well respected brewery. Also I don't detect any of that ABV which leads me to think that this may not be the 8% it claims.

Mouthfeel: Light, light and light. The mouthfeel is pretty consistant with the color and the taste. There just isn't anything to it.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,005 ratings.