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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,838 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,838
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 103
Gots: 514 | 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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Photo of troysoy2
2.4/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, 11/21/11 DOB. Poured into a pint glass, it's quite a nice looking beer. Rich amber color, with plenty of bubbles. A finger of bubbly, white head leaves some nice, patchy lacing

The smell is very resiny and thick. There's just the slightest hint of an odd stale bread and metal odor. I want to like it, but the smell is a bit off in my opinion.

Surprisingly balanced flavor between piney hops and light biscuity malt. The mouthfeel is quite light and crisp. Not nearly as thick or smooth as I may have expected. The metalic, herbal, and honestly kind've stale smell finds its way into the front of the taste, and quite prevalently, I might add. The alcohol is well hidden -- nearly undetectable.

I'm not so sure I like this one... maybe this particular mix of hops just isn't my cup of tea. And yeah, it's somewhere between a regular IPA and an Imperial IPA, just as promised. Sadly, it just leaves me wanting something more. Not my favorite Southern Tier offering.

Photo of DanOquendo
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of GoSabres87
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of redliner8
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Treebs
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Yardhouse in Glenview. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden straw color with light peach hues in the body. A one finger, bone colored head forms on the pour a slowly subsides to a thin sheet and a thicker collar leaving cascades of lace down the glass.

S: Bright, sweet fruits with a very subtle oatmeal malt body. There is a touch of vine and grass as well.

T: Vibrant citrus fruits, mainly oranges and grapefruit with sweet berry notes as well. This is balanced by a very minimal malt body that really lets the hops shine through. There is a little herbal note on the backend.

M: Very clean and light bodied with a semi-sweet and mild bitterness on the finish. Lively carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I was expecting an extremely hop forward DIPA leaning towards the bitter side, and what I got was a very balanced and light drinking beer. I will revist this beer again.

Photo of sailorastro
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of TTAmod
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Clear and gold liquid with a thick, rocky, well-sustained white head. Nice lacing. Looks good.

S: Smells...well...really hoppy. Mostly grapefruit.

T: Well balanced. Nice smack of grapefruit hops with a strong malt backbone. Bit of juniper, marijuana, and pine spiciness on the way out.

M: Medium, slick, pretty much good for an IPA

O: Bit of step-down overall from the Unearthly. It's a great beer, but the DIPA field is quite competitive. There are definitely better, more assertive DIPAs out there, but this one nails the balance quite well, if that's what you're into.

Photo of SteelCityHops89
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Discordian
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jheezee
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Jesse14
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of happy4hoppybeer
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

'Tis the season for great beer, and for here in my area of PA, a better selection of beer!! Beer distributor got this in, along with a bunch of other reputable brands never saw there before. Hooray!!

Bottling date is 10/31/11, so it's still pretty fresh.

Pours a deep golden yellow, instead of the usual dark orange/amber. Decent half-finger white head, but fizzles out rather quickly. Moderate bubbly white lacing.

Beautiful notes of citrus, grapefruit, and chewy caramel. Lovely hops are here, as expected. Very promising on the nose here. Very pleasant yet everything a hophead like me wants. The sweetness of caramel shows sign of a good balancing act of malted barley.

All the flavors and characters from the nose migrate very well into the mouth, with a surprisingly smooth body. Very medium body, with the to-be-expected heavy dose of carbonation. Not really as hoppy as a DIPA should be, this is more of an excellent standard American IPA, than a DIPA.

Overall, a very well-balanced and impressive IPA. This more of a regular American IPA, a little too underwhelming for a DIPA. Note: the brewery says this is not an Imperial, but a double. Now, Imperial and double are supposed to be synonymous, but Southern Tier likes to interpret them differently,apparently. Either way, hopheads should really pleased with this. Count me in. Just look at it as more of a standard American IPA, which this is closer to.

Photo of Rundad4two
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of jvalentini
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Bwbkicks
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of seanthornton152
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of mendonjoebeer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mylar
5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of UNCCTDawg
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Elfastball7
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of zachary37
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers on the market. Delicious double IPA pours a golden yellow. Smells of hops and citrus. Tastes pop, hoppy citrus caramel flavor. Very smooth to the mouth. Overall a really good beer that I would tell anyone to drink. I would also try southern tiers 422 pale ale. Very good beer from a good brewery.

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,838 ratings.