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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,992
Reviews: 1,001
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 119
Gots: 661 | 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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Bottled on 12/15/11

A: Golden honey in color, a little lighter than normal for the style maybe..nothing wrong with that, I guess. Has terrific clarity. Two fingers of very frothy head, lots of larger bubbles. The head leaves behind a good bit of lacing and foamy cap. Very attractive beer.

S: Orange, lemony citrus with bready, caramel malts. Pleasant and balanced.

T: A little more hop forward in the taste maybe. Lemon, orange, grassy hops. Bready, caramel malts. Tasty for sure.

M: Pretty full mouthful for the style. Leaves a thick film of aftertaste, dry and slightly bitter.

O: 2XIPA is a very nice beer. If I come by this again, I won't hesitate to pick it up.

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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.

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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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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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