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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,952
Reviews: 989
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 118
Gots: 623 | FT: 4
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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Photo of superspak
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled 12/15/2011. Finally picked one up because they date bottles now. Pours a nice crystal clear golden orange color with a nice 2 finger dense white head with great retention that reduces to a thick cap that lingers. Some nice soapy lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of huge grapefruit orange, pine, herbal spiciness, floral, lemon zest, caramel, and light breadiness. Fantastic aromas here, plenty of citrus. Taste of big pine, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, orange, biscuit, caramel, and floral notes. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pine, grapefruit, herbal spiciness, orange, and caramel. Fantastic malt balance in this, bitterness is not overwhelming at all like some DIPAs. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth drinking, but it is still a bit of a sipper. Alcohol is nicely hidden with only a warming after the finish. Overall this is an exceptional DIPA. Great citrus flavor, malt balance, and smooth drinking.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BeerFiend2002
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into draft glass.

A- Slightly dark gold body with a frothy one and a half finger, egshell-colored head. Left some, but not a whole lot of lacing.

S- Smells great. Juicy citrusy and grapefruit notes, piney notes, with some of the sweet malt noticeable.

T- Piney with some grapefruit in there. There is a toasty malt in there as well. It finishes bitter. Not bad, but wasnt blown away.

M- Has a wet, juicy kind of feel to it. To me, its a medium-bodied brew with a thinner mouthfeel than I expected.

O- A little disappointed in this one after the nose this beer had on it. This is the only Southern Tier beer I've had that let me down. Im still a huge fan of their work, but this one could use some tinkering. As long as they are still brewing Pumking, Choklat, and Oat...I will be a customer of their's for the forseeable future.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. 1/12/12.
On cask at Wild Wing's (Marietta, GA) Southern Tier beer dinner. Served in a Souther Tier snifter. 

Thick pale gold w/ 1.5 finger pale head. Nice lacing. 

Muted sweet hop aroma. Citris. Mild onion. 

Great "dank" and citrisy hop explosion with a sweet malt backing. The cask gives it a long smooth sweet finish. 

Medium thick and mildly sticky. Gives a nice coating on the tongue. The cask conditioning makes it less carbonated than bottles I've had. 

I've enjoyed the bottles before but the cask takes this to a whole new level. Much smoother, thicker and sweeter. I could drink this all night. 

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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Photo of IPAguy2009
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle of this for $1.99, I had bought a 6er of this about a year ago and remember it not being anything too grand, but for a buck 99 I was willing to give it another go.

A- nice pale straw color, with good haze. Decent amount of lacing as well.

S- sweet malts, not too much hops. Reminds me of laughing dogs brews. Smells like a DIPA, yum

T- just good solid malt. Its very similar to laughing dogs ales, which is a good thing. That very sort of "dusty" malty taste. Which I like, I don't know exactly what it is, maybe a certain type of malt strain?? Anyways its really hittin the spot after a long day at work. As for hops, just some generic bitterness at the end of the taste to balance the maltiness. Slight piney, fruity like, but its not really there too much and its hard to put a finger on it.

M- pretty thick with that touch of carbonation on the tongue right at the end. Good

O- better than I remember, but I think this one could of had a little bit more hop character. But then again, this is just a malty DIPA and not so much in the hop area so maybe it just falls into the malty DIPA catergory instead of the hoppy fruity piney. DIPA catergory. I recommend it and as I recall it was one of the cheaper DIPA 6 packs. Thumbs up from me. Prost!

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,952 ratings.