2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4/5 rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A - Beautiful white lacing, 1 1/2 fingers of snow-white head. Brew itself is a clear straw-like amber with tons of carbonation.
S - Honey malts, but a strong nose of citrus hops are the primary factor here. Southern Tier claims to use a bunch of different hops in each of their IPAs, and it shows in the aroma; I can pick up some citrus and some clear floral notes, but it's overall a big blend of hops.
T - A little pine, but this is mostly a pulpy, sweet citrus DIPA. Not particularly sour, but definitely not a citrus peel effect, either. Very well balanced with sweet malts.
M - Oily residue that is pleasant, the 8.2% ABV is completely hidden, and there is no sting whatsoever. However, there is a slight lingering aftertaste that is a little sub-par.
O - This is not a game-changing DIPA, but it's very, very good. It's on par with single IPAs like Flower Power and Jai Alai; in other words, it's a drinkable, every day IPA. I expect a little more from DIPAs, but this is still a very good brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2013 19:18:53 | More by Roguer
4.33/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Date tasted: July 25, 2013 ... Glassware: La Fin du Monde snifter... Occasion: enjoying an evening of Strat, music and good beer....Appearance: slightly hazy, lightly golden body with cascading effervescence; head is snow white, snow deep and beautifully laced; quite an attractive ale out the box... Aroma: the bottle boasts four separate hops varieties--and the nostril is bombarded by harsh pine cone and soft department store perfume counter, almost lilac and lavender; secondary citrus and grapefruit sneak in... Palate: as expected, a full-bodied, full-on attack at the teeth with a bit of warmth at the end; second and third sips ease the intensity, but the warmth remains...Taste: as promised, a near-mad balance of hops and malts, with the bitterness being more palpable yet not as put-offish as some maltreated double IPAs...Overall: After a rabid camp discussion on the virtues of the double IPA, I made this part of a build-a-six and am not disappointed with the selection...not mentioned among the thirty or so we pleasantly recalled, this beer gets the taste buds titillated while bringing enough disguised alcohol to only need a few for the weeknight...recommended and part of the double IPA discussion for doing much well...
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2013 01:59:33 | More by dacrza1
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,291 ratings.