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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,836 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,836
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 103
Gots: 512 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'll start this by saying I've always been a fan of this beer. If only the alcohol content was toned down a bit, I'd session this a lot.

Poured from draft into a 13oz tulip.

Pours a brilliantly-clear tangerine with an excellent white head that leaves really great lacing on the glass. It's definitely fresh and the glasswear is clean. Me likey.

The nose has lots of grapefruit, pine, mango, tangerines. A super nice hoppy, yet balanced, bouquet.

The taste follows suit with a great range of hop profiles. Initially I get a lot of the citrus and tropical fruits which then meld into a really fresh pine flavor. A really "west coasty" IPA from NY. The end finishes with a malty sweetness which adds a bit of depth to the brew.

The beer is medium bodied with active carbonation. Not super creamy but just what I would want from this beer.

I'll usually order this when I see it on draft because it is consistently good. It doesn't claim to be anything it's not. Hat's off to Southern Tier for this brew. Probably my favorite they have produced.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - fully cloudy golden orange, one thumb of head left a fully consistent ring of lacing
S - aromas of earthiness and toasty malt, light fruitiness, but generally very subtle
T - this is very interesting an almost confusing... hop notes are earthy, light resin and citrus, big biscuity malt presence, a sweet & sour mandarin flavour, hard to put my finger on this but it definitely tastes like another
M - medium body, starts juicy and just a hint of hop bitterness
O - such an enigma of flavour, it's all over the map, very easy drinking with no trace of the high octane, its almost a style of its own, I would drink this on the regular if it was available

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lightly hazed golden, amber, and light copper collor with a pillowy, thick, and dense off-white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace all the way down the glass. Gorgeous.

Well balanced but strong aroma: citrus hop aromas, sticky pine resin, sweet caramel, and some muted bready, biscuit malt character as well.

Flavor follows the aroma, and for the most part is very well balanced. The tropical fruit and pine flavors play nicely with the sweet, caramel malts. There's a a touch of alcohol harshness near the end of the swallow, though this beer does a fairly good job of hiding it's ABV.

Medium to full bodied with ample carbonation.

A really good Midwest IPA. I won't be trading my Sculpin or Pliny for this anytime soon, but while visiting the region, this is a fine substitute.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A solid if unexceptional example of the DIPA style. A light orange/golden colored beer that’s a bit hazy. Lacing and retention are good. Aroma is very much citrus-forward; bitterness is detected in the nose but only just-so; light sweetness.

Flavor packs a good deal of grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple punch, with strong bitterness and a very modest amount of sweetness and malt underneath, particularly for the style. Faintly herbal and grassy. Not super-nuanced but still fresh-tasting. Lightly creamy, medium body and carbonation, slight lingering bitter aftertaste.

Not bad but probably not one I will be running back to anytime soon. In a crowded DIPA field I’ll remember this beer as good but not a standout.

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 3,836 ratings.