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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,990 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,990
Reviews: 1,000
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 119
Gots: 660 | 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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Ratings: 3,990 | Reviews: 1,000
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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker: Very light yellow-gold, crystal clear, reminds me a pilsner, actually. Two fingers of white, beady souffle head that drops to a thick coating & leaves gauzy lacing.

Nice lemon & grapefruit nose, fresh but subdued, not too strong.

Nice citrus bitterness up front that soon yields to a kind of fruity, sorbet-like sweetness, almost creamy. Some tea dryness toward the end, leaves a sort of fruit yogurt aftertaste. A slightly mineral or earthy taste develops in the finish & aftertaste after a while. Sweet without the heavy, cakey malt character so common in DIPAs.

Medium-bodied, nice interplay of sweet & dry, with the sweetness just lingering without getting sticky. Smooth.

Really nicely done here, a mellow DIPA that would be as good on a summer afternoon as it is on a winter evening.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,990 ratings.