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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,492 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,492
Reviews: 948
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 89
Gots: 347 | 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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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
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

10-19-2013 01:49:05 | More by sludgegnome
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-18-2013 17:05:01 | More by billybob
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-17-2013 13:35:27 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Rasmon

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-17-2013 13:33:27 | More by Rasmon
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AdamElb

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-17-2013 01:32:22 | More by AdamElb
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-13-2013 20:07:29 | More by bump8628
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attometer00

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-13-2013 19:22:29 | More by attometer00
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calcutron

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-13-2013 15:22:27 | More by calcutron
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vikinghorn

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

10-13-2013 13:21:22 | More by vikinghorn
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jimbuck

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-13-2013 07:41:55 | More by jimbuck
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Methical

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-13-2013 04:06:10 | More by Methical
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theandychrist

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-13-2013 02:54:27 | More by theandychrist
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BrandonOakes

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-13-2013 01:21:46 | More by BrandonOakes
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Kevin_Siqveland

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-12-2013 21:11:08 | More by Kevin_Siqveland
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callmeoz

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

10-12-2013 06:44:13 | More by callmeoz
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delta490

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%

A- a clear, medium gold. About two fingers of creamy white head mostly dissipates, but a little bit lasts around the circumference, leaving significant lacing on the glass.

S- floral and resinous pine hops dominate

T-mostly piney hops, held up by a strong malt backbone

M- a little thinner than other DIPAs, but smooth on the palate.

O- a really good IPA, but not nearly as big as other DIPAs that are out now. But delicious and well made all the same.

10-10-2013 20:26:53 | More by delta490
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-10-2013 17:04:51 | More by Rheaume17
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thomascj

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-10-2013 15:45:41 | More by thomascj
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

10-10-2013 03:32:53 | More by sansho
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Kroller86

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-09-2013 03:05:33 | More by Kroller86
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,492 ratings.