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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3,952
Reviews: 989
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 118
Gots: 622 | 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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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear pale orange with one finger of creamy offwhite foam, settles quickly to a thin layer, big trails of lace down the glass. Smell: dry, mild pale malt sweetness, grassy, a little pine and pineapple, a little white grape. Reminds of Victory’s DIPA. Taste: sweet white grape in the back, a little white nectarine, light biscuit, grassy piney with a little dried pineapple. Medium bodied, pillowy and prickly. Sticky semi sweet finish. Pretty good in-between IPA and DIPA. Bottled 9/14/2011, Drank 10/21/2011.

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2.44/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, 11/21/11 DOB. Poured into a pint glass, it's quite a nice looking beer. Rich amber color, with plenty of bubbles. A finger of bubbly, white head leaves some nice, patchy lacing

The smell is very resiny and thick. There's just the slightest hint of an odd stale bread and metal odor. I want to like it, but the smell is a bit off in my opinion.

Surprisingly balanced flavor between piney hops and light biscuity malt. The mouthfeel is quite light and crisp. Not nearly as thick or smooth as I may have expected. The metalic, herbal, and honestly kind've stale smell finds its way into the front of the taste, and quite prevalently, I might add. The alcohol is well hidden -- nearly undetectable.

I'm not so sure I like this one... maybe this particular mix of hops just isn't my cup of tea. And yeah, it's somewhere between a regular IPA and an Imperial IPA, just as promised. Sadly, it just leaves me wanting something more. Not my favorite Southern Tier offering.

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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at the Yardhouse in Glenview. Served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden straw color with light peach hues in the body. A one finger, bone colored head forms on the pour a slowly subsides to a thin sheet and a thicker collar leaving cascades of lace down the glass.

S: Bright, sweet fruits with a very subtle oatmeal malt body. There is a touch of vine and grass as well.

T: Vibrant citrus fruits, mainly oranges and grapefruit with sweet berry notes as well. This is balanced by a very minimal malt body that really lets the hops shine through. There is a little herbal note on the backend.

M: Very clean and light bodied with a semi-sweet and mild bitterness on the finish. Lively carbonation.

O: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I was expecting an extremely hop forward DIPA leaning towards the bitter side, and what I got was a very balanced and light drinking beer. I will revist this beer again.

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3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Clear and gold liquid with a thick, rocky, well-sustained white head. Nice lacing. Looks good.

S: Smells...well...really hoppy. Mostly grapefruit.

T: Well balanced. Nice smack of grapefruit hops with a strong malt backbone. Bit of juniper, marijuana, and pine spiciness on the way out.

M: Medium, slick, pretty much good for an IPA

O: Bit of step-down overall from the Unearthly. It's a great beer, but the DIPA field is quite competitive. There are definitely better, more assertive DIPAs out there, but this one nails the balance quite well, if that's what you're into.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,952 ratings.