2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,844
Reviews: 966
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 103
Gots: 521 | 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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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into tulip.

A- Clear golden yellow with a fluffy 2 finger white head, that hangs around for a while.
S- Earthy and citrus hops, and a lot of them. This has a lot of skunkyness but there's citrus there as well.
T- Crazy citrus hops, lots of grapefruit and some lemon. Extremely fresh hop tastes. Theres not much malt flavors here and i can hardly pick up on any alcohol either. The hops overpower all.
M- Extremely easy drinker, lots of carbonation make this brew feel live. This beer is extremely drinkable even though its an intimidating 8.2%. Some bitter aftertaste but its all good here.
O- A fantastic Double IPA, lots of citrus flavors, easy to drink, easy to find. Will definitely be getting again.

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3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz brown pop top; label's ok, but I really like Southern Tier's logo. Kudos to them for finally putting dates on their bottles; sadly, this one is 5 months old...sigh. Poured into a ST stemmed tulip.

Appearance: Slightly hazed straw gold beer with nice light ivory cap with decent retention.

Smell: At first I swore I got peaches, but now its more pithy citrus with hints of pine. Not unpleasant by any means, but fairly run of the mill for the style.

Taste: Pithy sweet and bitter orange (nice), plus some sweetish pale malt (also nice). Bitterness is medium-high to high, though I have no idea of the IBUs. Definitely some darker green, herbal hop notes as well. A bit more alcohol presence than I'd expect at 8.2% abv.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied

Overall: Enjoy the sweet/bitter pithy orange flavors and bitterness levels. Fruit/herb mix of hop flavors are nice as well. In the end, however, there's nothing that really makes this stand out from the crowd of IPAs/DIPAs available today, and the alcohol comes through a bit stronger than it should for this strength. At around $11 for a sixer, it's probably not something I'd pick up again, though finishing this one won't exactly be a chore.

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a pint glass. Thin, 1 finger head that faded to a light cap on the body. Clear, golden colored body.

Aroma has some good citrus and floral notes. Mild maltiness with a touch of caramel. Nice touch fruity aroma. Light biscuit aroma. Good aroma for a DIPA.

Taste was very good. Good amounts of citrus and floral hop flavor. Clean bitterness than leans towards grapefruit, pine and citrus. Mild enough to let the maltiness shine with a touch of caramel and biscuit flavors. No real signs of ABV and definitely not a malt bomb.

Mouthfeel was medium body, medium carb with a nice, dry finish with a touch of resiny hop juice left lingering on your tongue.

Overall I felt this was a great beer. Drinkability of an IPA with the characteristics of a DIPA. Nice.

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smell- some pale malts with TONS of hops and a very slight bozz smell.

taste- a nice mixture of pine and citrus hops and pale malts that are sweet. a well balanced beer start to finish.

mouthfeel- light and wet start to finish.

overall- it's a keeper, a hard to find balanced ipa that has it all.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,844 ratings.