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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,462 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,462
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 88
Gots: 333 | FT: 6
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010)
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Ratings: 3,462 | Reviews: 945 | Display Reviews Only:
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JratBones

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-28-2013 14:49:08 | More by JratBones
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jkn09

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-28-2013 03:49:12 | More by jkn09
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

10-27-2013 09:37:36 | More by Travcofarms
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BeerBeast

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

10-27-2013 03:30:21 | More by BeerBeast
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a0lbudman

Alabama

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
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-26-2013 21:31:12 | More by Drew88
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wstitzel

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-26-2013 20:12:59 | More by wstitzel
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fps_dean

Massachusetts

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
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mjforres

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-26-2013 02:09:27 | More by mjforres
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ivorycannon

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-25-2013 03:31:08 | More by ivorycannon
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-25-2013 01:11:13 | More by JakerLou
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BEERschlitz

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-24-2013 21:10:57 | More by BEERschlitz
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LanceRobbins24

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

10-24-2013 03:17:58 | More by LanceRobbins24
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-23-2013 23:16:44 | More by Jslay013
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dharmabum1102

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-23-2013 21:54:42 | More by dharmabum1102
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-23-2013 02:14:56 | More by dbkdev
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arnold931

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%

10-22-2013 04:20:59 | More by arnold931
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raffy313

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-22-2013 02:49:23 | More by raffy313
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Eastside151

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

10-22-2013 01:07:44 | More by Eastside151
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macd144

New York

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
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Lincolnman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-20-2013 16:42:18 | More by Lincolnman
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myuncle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-20-2013 10:26:42 | More by myuncle
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Kruja5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-20-2013 10:26:18 | More by Kruja5
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q262

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

10-19-2013 20:48:35 | More by q262
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Biffster

Michigan

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.