2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +7.9%
A-gold with a little white head
S-strong hops with a little orange citus smell
T-much like the smell until the aftertaste then it shifts to the nice sweet malt flavor
M-medium-hight carbonation which causes it to smeem lighter in body
O-outstanding double IPA
10-26-2013 21:55:25 | More by a0lbudman
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
This has became one of few beers that I buy fairly regularly on a year-round basis for quite some time now. This is a great balance between citrusy hops and sweet malts that many IPAs simply fail to achieve. It goes down smooth and it also compliments most food very nicely, including almost any spicy food.
It's a bit sweeter than their IPA, and while I do find their IPA to be very good, their DIPA is so much better.
10-26-2013 02:53:14 | More by fps_dean
3.88/5 rDev -4%
This is a surprisingly good double IPA. It is not as big as a DIPA as I would have expected, but it is a really nicely balanced beer. Good citrus hop aroma with a malt backbone to give it a nice taste with a good mouthfeel. I would not call this a session beer but it sure was easy to drink. I could definitely enjoy a few of these.
10-21-2013 01:05:46 | More by macd144
4.31/5 rDev +6.7%
The aroma is toasty and bready but not caramelly - a substantial malt presence that does a fine job of standing up to the big citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, pine and spicy hop aroma. It is estery - floral, with a touch of melon and berry as well. There is no diacetyl and no phenols.
The appearance is a deep gold with a touch of amber, just shy of clear which is okay for the style, and it has a strong fluffy white head.
There is some dark bread and graham cracker maltiness at the sip, but the malt never really has a chance as soon as the hops set in. It has a bracing clean bitterness, not harsh at all, that takes over in the middle of the palate and lingers all the way through. It is sharp and clean but not harsh at the swallow, and a touch of malt lingers in the finish, mingling with the prickly spicy bitterness.
The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, not unlike a dry stout actually. The body is medium, and the carbonation is moderate to high, which helps to lay down the residual sweetness a bit.
This beer, surprisingly, is all about balance. There are so many sloppy double IPAs out there, with a harsh level of hops used to try to balance out a rough and under-attenuated base beer. This is a well designed and well executed beer. The malt profile is actually prominent with out being sweet, and the hop profile is substantial without being harsh.
Lots of DIPAs are sippers. This one is screaming for food, like spicy barbecue, pulled pork, steak, or almost any seasoned spicy meat dish.
10-19-2013 19:19:18 | More by Biffster
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,462 ratings.