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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,903 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,903
Reviews: 980
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 106
Gots: 575 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of ehammond1
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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

I grabbed two 12oz bottles of this recently at The Drinkery, setting me back $2.00 each. Time to dig in while watching the Pats lay waste to the Colts...

This bier has a slight bit of haze, and the color is a honey-like light golden. Carbo is light and well-dispersed, and the head is marshmallow white and creamy, but a little thin. Lacing, though, sticks nicely in the glass. The aroma is rindy and well-hopped, with a healthy amount of citrus. The feel is good, light on the prickliness and about medium for body.

Flavorwise, this is really light on the malt; really light. Almost from the start it's hops and bitterness. It's rindy and pithy, with some citrus, lemon-peel, and a touch of grapefruit and some herbal notes. The puckeryness lingers long in the aftertaste. This is fairly good, though the lack of some malty sweetness to offset the hops really detracts from what could be a solid beer. Prosit!!

3.9 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of matttttYCE
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. The head is essentially white, creamy, and about 1 finger high. It fades away after a short time. There's just a bit of lace, not much. The beer itself is a very clear golden honey color.

The aroma is much better, and much more fruity, than I was expecting. Lots of sweetness and citrus qualities, LOTS of grapefruit, more tropical fruit, mango, pineapple, candy sugar sweetness, not much malt to speak of, but I'm okay with that.

Taste isn't quite as good as the aroma but still very good. Lots of grapefruit right off the bat. This beer is chock full of it. On top of that there's some citric qualities, bitterness, plenty of sweetness, pineapple, mango, also some pine and herbal qualities. Malt stays way in the back and doesn't really make an appearance.

Consistency is smooth, carbonation is creamy, body is light-medium, and the finish is, in a word, quick.

Overall, though the taste doesn't quite live up to the smell for, this is a very good DIPA! Reminds me alot of one of my favorite, Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow, especially in the aroma, but also in the taste. Certainly worth seeking out if fruitier DIPAs are to your liking! Thank you goes out to azdback for this beer!! You're the man, Paul!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,903 ratings.