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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,570 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,570
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 92
Gots: 378 | 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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3/5  rDev -25.6%

BeerGod27, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jmerc23, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle > 2X IPA Glass

A - Clear yellow gold color with two fingers of soapy white head, minimal lacing
S - Huge dank pine, lots of orange marmalade, pineapple, huge grapefruit, some sour white grape, fresh cut grass, some biscuit dough.
T - Lots of sweet candy-like malt, big dank grass and pine, lots of grapefruit and lemon zest, a light grape quality on the end, cracker and biscuit malt on the finish.
M - For 8.2% you're not getting a whole lot from that, it does finish on the drier side, and is a little clingy, but considering the power of this beer, this is good.
O - This is one of my favorite reliable double IPA's of all time and is a testament to ST's brewing quality. This thing is packed with tons of flavor and aroma, and is available year round. Plus the abv is extremely well hidden in this beer.

Omnium, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

dbattey, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

kcvic, Dec 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

NooseJustice, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Kuhnzie8637, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jemarent, Dec 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MisterFuzz, Nov 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Peter, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

TBarJr, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

bschinelli, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

muskiesman, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

csfcmitchell, Nov 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

NappyB, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

woodchip, Nov 27, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Well well, my first review. I've been privileged enough to try many beers, but in commitment to remembering them I feel it's important to keep some kind of record. Here goes.
Southern Tier 2x IPA
8.20% and who would have guessed? This beer is not bold. It is not ambitious. It is, however, among the most drinkable dIPAs I have encountered. Very light mouthfeel, bitter but not overwhelming. The greatest achievement of this beer is, in my mind, it's ability to hide it's alcohol content. It tastes good...it drinks easy..and that's where this brew excels. I wouldn't list this among my favorite IPAs, or even among my favorite beers. But if you are looking for a mild bark with a bite that'll set you straight, look no further.

Marko84, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Kwgarrell, Nov 24, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a brilliant golden with a frothy ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving sticky lacing.

Resin, pine, mint, fresh cut grass, muted orange and grapefruit pith form the aroma. Light skunky notes and an almost cracker-like malt add complexity.

Flavor reveals a grassy, floral backbone, with underpinnings of grapefruit and tangerine underlying bready, crackery malt. The finish is moderately bitter. Hops rule the day, and are more earthy, resiny, and grassy than citrusy. A touch of caramel emerges as it warms.

Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Bittering hops prevail, a bit much for my tastes. Malt is only a support. The flavoring hops could be more complex, and I'd like more malt backbone for a dipa.

barczar, Nov 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

SlidersAce814, Nov 23, 2013
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,570 ratings.