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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,893 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,893
Reviews: 978
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 106
Gots: 570 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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Ratings: 3,893 | Reviews: 978 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite beers on the market. Delicious double IPA pours a golden yellow. Smells of hops and citrus. Tastes pop, hoppy citrus caramel flavor. Very smooth to the mouth. Overall a really good beer that I would tell anyone to drink. I would also try southern tiers 422 pale ale. Very good beer from a good brewery.

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3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Taphouse Grille in Plainfield.
Never had this beer on tap, but was really impressed by the fresh bottles I had a while back...

So this isn't as good as I remember-- it is sweeter than I eer imagined. I always remembered that this beer was dry and bitter with a ton of hoppy flavor and bitterness... But this has a surprisingly large amount of sweetness up front, and even on the finish. It isn't really a malty sweetness either-- the malt seems like crystal and pale malt but the sweetness is running too high for those malts... It's as though this beer was dosed with honey or something.
Nice bright bitterness, but the residual sugar clings hard.
Feels medium-full with a lower level of carbonation.

Overall, this wasn't bad, but not as impressed as the first time I had this one from a bottle back 20 months ago.

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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  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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle

Giant Eagle
Columbus, OH

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.

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,893 ratings.