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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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90
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3,898 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,898
Reviews: 979
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 106
Gots: 572 | 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

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Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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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.

Photo of imbuckeye
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Rob315
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of wafers
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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

Photo of GrabMeAnAbbey
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Photo of MikeDATL
5/5  rDev +24.1%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

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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  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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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  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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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  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,898 ratings.