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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,946
Reviews: 988
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 118
Gots: 617 | 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 budgood1
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours out a light copperish colour with some slow moving bubbles supporting a moderate off white head. ample and festive lace. it has a meekly sweet, malty, honeyish nose with a spicy dose of hop goodness. flavour wise, it closely follows suit of the preceding smell factor, throwing down a honey buttered biscuit malt character...slightly on the timid side. hopping provides a mix of floral tones, slight citrus and pine notes, with a stronger dose of spiciness of the onion, garlic and hay variety. although it certainly has a boozy feel, it sure hides the ABV well. the subsequent bitterness is a bit raw and somewhat abrasive, but not quite tongue blistering. despite the seemingly lack of malt flavour and character, it has a full, well rounded body and surprisingly agreeable mouthfeel despite the aggressive hopping. drinkability is decent...double IPA's aren't my favourite style to imbibe, so please take that into consideration.

overall, this is just ok. i think a more interesting malt bill would compliment the hop profile. see surly abrasive for inspiration.

Photo of HopNelius
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served out of bottle and into a pint glass.
Appearance-amber color, two finger head not overly carbonated.
Smell-notes of grapefruit, malt, and pine coming through.
Taste-notes of grapefruit followed by pine and then feels like grapefruit again all along having a malt taste in there as well, incredibly balanced but with all the ingreidents of a great double ipa.
Overall-This is a great beer. It has a wide appeal. This is an everyday beer for me, affordable, tastes great and you can drink more a few of them without feeling like your tastebuds are ruined.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: clear golden orange, diminishing white head.
S: tropical fruit and citrus with some grassy/resiny notes. Honeyed doughy malts.
T: medium sweet and spicy full hop bitterness. Solid.
M: just over medium body. Decent carbonation.
O: reminds me of hopslam, but just a little less across the board.

Photo of monriverrat
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of GardenWaters
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of CoriMonster
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of schoun
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of rdb4942
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of hyoung41
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of deesfrank
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of XanderCruz
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of Samoht126
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious. Wonderful double IPA. I appreciate many things that Southern Tier takes on, and this is a great beer to get regularly.

This beer just below room temperature, so I let it sit out for a bit before I enjoy. I feel it brings out some of the flavors that the cold can sometimes mask.

Photo of chickenflea
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in a tulip glass very cold. Pours deep gold like the fruit of a juice orange. Almost no head at all. The aroma is pink grapefruit. with earthy spices. Malty undercurrents as should be expected for the style. Like it so far. The taste is pretty smooth with growing grapefruit, tangelo, orange peel and hop spiciness. It has a pleasing under current of sweet smooth malts. One of the smoothest 2x IPAs I have had. I like the subtle spiciness. Hops seem a nice blend of American and continental. Well done, balanced with no annoying distractions. Solid.

Photo of ohtheguilt
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of hotmanflab666
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of HopDr
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle.

A- VERY clear orange tinted amber. Not even a hint of haze in there, perhaps the clearest ale I have seen. I gave this a 3 for appearance, although that is just because I found this extreme clarity a bit disconcerting, some may love this about it. Very small head.

S- Interesting. Resin and pine, a bit of citrus but not the typical bright citrus aroma typical of American IPA/IIPAs. Perhaps some Northern Brewer in there.

T- Nicely balanced, a touch of sweet and crisp maltiness, moderate bitterness for a IIPA, and noticeable but minor alcohol. Similar resin/pine with a bit more citrus coming through in the taste than the nose.

M- Fine. Smooth, very drinkable. Average carbonation and body.

O- I really love most of Southern Tier's beer and I want to love this one too since it is quite a bit cheaper than their other DIPAs, but these particular flavors are just not my favorite. The beer is very well made and very interesting, a nice departure from what has become the cookie-cutter citrusy West Coast IPAs, but I just can't quite get into the flavors from this blend of hops as a beer I would drink frequently.

Photo of wkndrnkr
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of bigorange
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of khunter311
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of ws8996
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of devilben02
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of peaisland3
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jennaski01
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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%

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,946 ratings.