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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 3063
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rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%


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:
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep golden with a rich white head that settles to a lasting cover. Lacing sticks.

The smell is exceptional - tropical and citric fruits - very hoppy.

The taste is hoppy - tropical and citric fruits. Bitter, but not harsh. Sweet grain balances the bitterness. There is a hint of alcohol, but it blends in well, adding a touch of pepper. It has a refreshing, long finish.

It hits full-bodied and has a nice creamy texture.

This is a great example of a Double IPA. Nice use of hops. Truly a pleasure to drink!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 18:01:46 | More by jwc215
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Murky golden pour with a nice and creamy white head. Very hoppy aroma. Medium bodied. Resinous hoppy flavor, pine and grapefruit. Spicy finish I wasn't expecting. Lingering hop bitterness. This is a pretty straight foward and tasty IPA. It took me a long time to find this beer but it was worth the wait

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2010 04:29:02 | More by funkyaudio
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fps_dean

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:53:14 | More by fps_dean
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TangTKE402

New York

4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear, light-straw color with a frothy 1-finger head. Some lacing, but not much.

Smell is of the big-hop variety: Pine needles, orchids, some sweet citrus like blood orange, and a little grapefruit.

Taste is astounding: not the typical heavy brooding double IPA, this one is bright and cheery. It comes alive with some great balsam notes on the front, and it finishes with the taste of citrus (although not too bitter.) This beer has a well-balanced malt to it that gives it a sweeter taste than most IPAs, but it works wonders, lightening the whole beer. It's hoppy, a little bready, but all beer. There's a lot to drinking this one, and it surprises in its construction. There is a touch of alcohol in the aftertaste, but nothing to ruin it.

Mouthfeel is slightly chewy, full-bodied, yet it has an airy quality. A slight dryness on the aftertaste persists, but nothing tanniny.

Drinkability is high. For an Imperial IPA, this beer is refreshing, clean, very very tasty, and while it may be alcoholic, the 8.2% doesn't come through much at all. It's dangerously drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2010 22:37:25 | More by TangTKE402
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured out of a growler (From Grapevine in Fort Mill, SC) into a Delirium Tremens snifter.

A- Light, Orange appearance. Small but dense, white head.

S- A very pleasant smelling beer that just invites you to drink it. I am smelling heavy citrus and slightly piny hops.

T- Extremely hoppy beer. Again strong citrus hops. The taste is very much like the smell.

M- The mouthfull is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very fitting.

D- Definitely doesn't drink like an 8.2% alcohol beer. A very sessionable beer for a Double IPA.

Serving type: growler

12-24-2010 01:46:26 | More by GehenHerzog
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RyanWo

Tennessee

4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice example of the DIPA style. Appearance was a ever so slightly hazey golden color with a nice tight cap of white foam. Aroma was grass, grapefruit, citrus, and pine. The body is perfect on this beer not too thick or thin just right for the style, medium light body. Taste is hop flavor, hop flavor, and hop flavor with mild bitterness, but not out of balance also no heat from the alcohol either. A great interpretation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2011 13:25:25 | More by RyanWo
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Earpe

North Carolina

4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Again, an uneducated beer lingo guy...however I love my IPAs and my WeeHeavys. 2X is by far my favorite IPA. At first taste it has the floral, citrus, pine taste i love....however there is a nice bite that comes with that first sip that screams OMG THAT'S AWESOME.

The color pours a copper/amber, i could care less about lacing and head, as it is the taste that blows me away. The smell of this beer when uncapped is that of of a floral arrangement, and says bottoms up....the ABV content of this beer is great if your the 2 or 3 beer per sitting guys such as myself. 2X by far is the best IPA i have ever had the pleasure of pouring in my face....no matter how much I love 2X though, it still remains my second most favorite adult beverage.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 20:00:57 | More by Earpe
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travduke

North Carolina

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My salesman told me he though this tasted like a blend of SN Torpedo and ST Unearthly, that's right on.

Appearance: Golden bodied, nice two finger fluffy head that retains very well, leaving great lacing.

Aroma: Real citrusy. Grapefruit, pineapple, orange. Nice pine scent too, this is great.

Taste: Wow! I really didn't expect this to be this great. All the flavors the nose predicted. Top notch guys.

Feel/Drink: Nice crisp mouthfeel, drinkability is right on.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 01:37:26 | More by travduke
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prdstmnky

Vermont

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

*review from notes Oct. 2010*

First pour from a 1L growler, a cloudy golden amber body and a nice 2 finger layer of white head on top leaving spotty lacing. Lots of great hop aromas with this DIPA - floral / citrus / pine are all represented in the nose. Very hoppy on the tongue, grapefruit and pine upfront, a touch of sweet malts in the middle, and a nice bitter finish. Since this DIPA is on the lower end of the ABV scale for the style, it seems they are less prevalent, which I really like. Medium body and carbonation, and very drinkable for the style.

I said that there may be less of a malt bill for this particular Imperial IPA, given the ABV %, however, this can quickly become quite the malt bomb. I like my DIPAs very fresh, but this seems to fade very quickly. I find freshness is paramount with this beer, and since they don't bottle date, that becomes quite difficult to determine when purchasing by the bottle. Ive had this beer in various stages - when it is fresh, whether on tap or from a bottle, it is a helluva beer (as this review represents).

Serving type: growler

12-19-2010 04:07:29 | More by prdstmnky
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Fusion_Pirate

Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Purchased from a local beer/liquor ship in a six-pack. I gave their standard India Pale Ale a "3 out of 5" a while back, so I honestly don't have huge expectations for this one!

A: Poured carefully into a chilled weisen glass, Southern Tier 2XIPA yielded a half-finger of bone-white head which quickly dissipated. Pretty good lacing and retention thereof. The beer itself is a fairly translucent, pale amber color. Elegant-looking, but nothing that knocks me out at first glance.

S: Gorgeous. Rich pine needles, citrus notes, banana bread, and caramel maltiness all hit the nose in a strong, yet balanced fashion.

T: The taste almost matches the olfactory preview, which is saying a lot! A strong, hoppy bitter front end, with a generous, warm malt finish. Very balanced, although some of the definition is lost in translation from smell to taste.

M: This beer is very smooth on the tongue, especially for a DIPA- it actually offers a smoother drink than many standard IPAs I've had, which is a testament to the balance of flavors and the moderate carbonation level. Almost dangerously effortless! haha

O: Definitely a winner. While you can't judge a book by its cover, it's too bad that the appearance is so unremarkable, especially when the imbibation process is ultimately so righteous! All in all, Southern Tier's got the right idea with their take on the American DIPA. My advice: Skip their underwhelming standard IPA and go straight for the 2X!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 23:31:56 | More by Fusion_Pirate
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lovindahops

New York

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

super psyched to try southern tier's so called "best beer ever brewed"

poured from bottle into my Ithaca Tulip glass

A- pours a very light golden look with a decent off white head. The head is as white as snow. It resides just as fast. There is some good lacing on the side

S- nice! Grapefruit galore. Piney and floral hops are secondary to the fruit. There are some earthy tones that are still attached to the brew's scent. There is some bitter malt that is included in the beer as well. Not much alcohol is present which is strange for a southern tier brew. I do like the stage that is set from the smell

T- sweet tropical themes of grapefruit and citrus are the star of the show. The bitterness of the hops are there as well. The earthy and grass like hops enhance the bitterness... especially on the exit. This is delicious

M- medium bodied and crispy at the same time

D- Southern Tier was right about this one. This is a fantastic DIPA. The scent and taste create a dominating brew. The brew is very drinkable. I would have to say that the last time I enjoyed a DIPA this much... it was 90 min. Well done Southern Tier!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 02:44:17 | More by lovindahops
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Josephkeene

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle this Double IPA pours clear orange with a small head. Dissipates and keeps light lacing.

The smell is amazing beautiful Hop presence with a smoothing light citrus smell.

With the first taste you get a carbonated hop rush with a citrus. Your Pilate is left with a aftershock of Hops but yet it is extremely smooth and easy to consume.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 02:50:44 | More by Josephkeene
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dzni

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Nice golden color with a thin head on top. Poured into a snifter.
S - Wow! Nice grapefruit presence, maybe even some apricot. Maybe some floral coming from the hops.
T - Again, getting citrus from a grapefruit flavor, with a tiny bit of breadiness. The hops are not at all overpowering.
M - Has a creamy mouthfeel which perfectly balances the hops
D - I could drink this all day. This is an amazing beer that seems to have multiple layers of complexity, interesting nose/flavor (stone fruit?!), but everything in perfect balance. This is perhaps one of the finest IPAs I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 00:06:28 | More by dzni
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StephenRich

Ontario (Canada)

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From upstate New York comes the Southern Tier 2XIPA; their Double IPA. Southern Tier was one of the breweries whose beers showed me that real flavor can exist in beer. Their line of Imperial Stouts, the Blackwater Series, has an astonishing range of flavors from Creme Brulee to Chocolate. But most impressively is that their core lineup of beers fit the styles so perfectly with magnificent flavors and character.

Southern Tier's Standard IPA has been available at the LCBO for several years now, and as such has been one of my go-to IPAs. This though is their Double IPA, the 2XIPA. It is up to 8.2% abv from 6.5, has richer and more soothing flavors, but is not aggressively more bitter. Its a masterful combination of sweet juicy malts and wide round fresh hop bitterness. The beer shows great earthy character and a smooth gentle mouthfeel. Everything about it is right, from the bite to the quench - it all works.

Normally a Double IPA would show big rich malty flavors and I would pour it close to the cellar temperature range, but I had a feeling that Southern Tier's version would still be a fresh IPA at heart. I knew it would be richer than the standard IPA, but I did not expect thick creamy caramel malts. I was envisioning crisply sweet pale malts and a wide zest of fresh hops. Thus, I poured the 355ml bottle cool around 8C (45) into a Southern Tier Tulip.

Almost as expected, the pour was smooth and golden raising an amber yellow beer with bright copper, rich orange and bronze shimmering from all angles. Into the light, beams of straw colored sun peered though showing a transparent beer with a deep range of color, and I expected, flavor as well. The head build up a pure white 1 and a bit inches above the beer with a steady grasp on the glass. Very impressive sight.

The nose was fresh and clean with the classic zest and earth flavors that got me hooked on the Southern Tier IPA in the first place. This time a big rush of grapefruit peel, lemons, fresh herbs, grass, fields and earth fill your nose and entice a very aromatic sense of fresh hops onto my palate. It was a mouthwatering smell, with hints of sweet pale malts showing brown sugar and candy.

A big splash of the 2XIPA on your palate is a quenching and delicious sensation. Right away I knew that supreme balance and sheer freshness is the key to the beer. The clean and crisp wave of hops ride over your tongue and initially bring an earthy bitter clean flavor with grapefruit and lemon grass. As the beer eases across your cheeks more fresh hop flavors evolve into pine, herbs, and hay fields. Like the nose, the hop flavors are very clean and very refreshing.

Sweet but mellow pale malts come in close after and show light sweetness in the way of fresh fruits and vanilla. Touches of brown sugar create a note of pears, apples, more citrus and light candy. I don't want to say that the malt flavor is light, because its very apparent, but it is bright, and very ripe. It is not thick or heavy on your palate. It whirls around your cheeks easily and opens up the freshness of the hops. Excellent work here.

The game changing player here is the hops though, but without the balancing malt the hops would fail. Everything comes together is a soothingly fresh, and very quenching beer. I enjoyed it on its own, and it left me with a lip smacking, juicy sensation of fresh and masterful India Pale Ale. I'm not sure how it is 8.2% abv, because it feels so magnificently light and elegant everywhere totally masking any hint of alcohol.

This beer is a dream with a huge variety of foods. Starting with appetizers, everything from bruschetta, grilled shrimp, and onion rings to garlic bread are going to be perfect. With your main, the 2XIPA will match and quench roast beef, turkey, pesto based pastas, cheesy dishes, and anything with a hist of spice with absolute ease. Even with dessert, cheesecakes and deep chocolate will be succulent with this earth-quenching IPA. First though, enjoy it alone.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 02:04:48 | More by StephenRich
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Pours a slightly hazy,golden yellow hue with a transient,one-finger,bone-white crown that left sticky waves of lacing.

S-Phenomenal!Juicy stone and citric fruits.Fresh,ripe nectarine,white peach,tangerine and apricot preserves upfront with caramel and biscuit notes to round it out.Easily the best smelling beer I've ever encountered. 2/17/11.Except for Hopslam.

T-Big fresh,fruit juice flavors of apricot nectar and blood orange with a perfect backing of caramel malt and some notes of Ritz cracker and subtle pine.Unbelievably balanced beer.Sweet and starchy malts paired perfectly with fresh,citric-hop bitterness and a slight pine tingle.

M-Medium bodied with pleasant hop-oiliness.Bright and smooth with a seamless unity of hop bite,farmer's market fruit juiciness and burnt sugar/toffee maltiness.

D-I'm not sure if I ever even put the pint glass down.This is a truly exceptional beer.I would've guessed an ABV around 6% if I didn't already know otherwise.This beer propelled itself into my top three with the quickness.Hats off to Southern Tier.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 11:35:13 | More by StlHopHead77
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dfillius

Michigan

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Moderate pour yields 1/2 finger of white head with fair retention. Clear golden straw is quite pale for the style and is lacking haze. Pretty though.

S: Citrus, apple cider, pine, slight mango edge, some bread. No off aromas; solid.

T: My first reaction: Mmmm. Fruity, clean, nice sweet bread - Pan de Sal. Tart mango in there. Citra hops? Very light and refreshing for a DIPA. Almost lager-like in it's cleanliness; pilsner-esque.

M: Clean, light, full, rich.

D: Very drinkable. I'd love another and will buy a sixer. Exceptional.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2011 18:19:40 | More by dfillius
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Heischman

Georgia

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer/Brewery - Southern Tier 2XIPA/Southern Tier
City/State- Lakewood, New York
STYLE – American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV – 8.2%
IBU – Unknown
DATE – 17 JUN 2011
SERVING TYPE – 12 ox Bottle
GLASSWARE – Short Pilsner
APPEARANCE – Clear yellow with a nice stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass, although there is not a very good head on the beer just a thin layer across the top
AROMA- I do not even need to bring the glass to my nose I can smell the hops already. Nice hop smell with a sweet grapefruit as well.
TASTE – Very mild in the beginning but a hit of grapefruit on the after note. No linger after taste though.
MOUTHFEEL – Very light on the tongue and a nice carbonation that linger for about 45 seconds after each sip.
CONCLUSION – I would have to say out of all the IPAs I have tried this week (It has been IPA week for me) this is by far me favorite. Not to hoppy but enough to let you know it is there.
-JH-

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 21:16:14 | More by Heischman
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into DFH signature

The beer is very nice looking. Decent head, with lots of spott lacing all down the glass.
The smell is just a bit off. I think it is the only thing keeping this from a 'perfect' beer. It is a little light on the nose. Slightly piney, but not much else.
An explosion of wonderful is the only way to describe this taste! Piney up front then bitter, with an oily resin as it goes down, I love that!
Feels good in the mouth, could be just a touch thicker, but that is a very minor detail. This beer is up there with the best of 'em. Given its awesome availability, it is an exception beer. Go forth and try this if you have not already.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 23:20:22 | More by DaveHack
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CaptMaelstrom

Tennessee

4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a glass.

A: Bright gold, very transparent, head subsided quickly, sticky lacing remaining.

S: Light, refreshing, floral and lemony hop notes. A very slight malt note also comes through.

T: I'm not sure I can taste all 4 hop varieties. In fact, I might classify this as a IPA if I didn't know better. That being said, this beer is very good and very well balanced. There's just enough malt character to hold up the big florally bitter hop taste. Starts off more sweet, but as you sip and get the aftertaste, a clean bitterness overpowers the sweetness. I could drink this all day long.

M: Perfectly carbonated. Refreshing and sparky, slightly sticky, ever so slightly oily. I don't taste any of the 8.2% ABV either.

O: Great beer, if not really what I would describe a DIPA. I can't tell which hops they used, but they mingle together very well. Also, I believe they used just enough malt to really balance this beer out. Try this one.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2013 17:52:34 | More by CaptMaelstrom
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz.

Pours a clear honey gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of honey and rich piney hops with some mild grassy malts underneath.

Flavor is of honey, maple, grapefruit, piney hops, and mix of lightly buttery and grassy malts.

Full body with mildly sudsy carbonation throughout.

A truly exceptional double IPA, if not the best then its up there. Anyone who is even moderately a fan of stronger IPAs and strong American ales owes it to themselves to try this. Probably my favorite in this family of ales ever.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:41:03 | More by Cylinsier
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep golden color, no real hop haze, and the head is modest but long-lasting.

Aroma is very much hop-forward and recalls west coast hops: prickly, vibrant, super-clean citrus rind. Malt appears only to prop up the hops, it's not very sweet but it bready and doughy, kind of like angel food cake batter before the sugar is added.

Although the nose doesn't give away the malt character, the flavor surely does. It's sweet, like caramel-flavored taffy, but never tastes saccharine or overdone. The hops burst through the malt anyway, offering tart citrus peel, mint and spruce. Super-clean, breezy, bright, vibrant. Expertly well-balanced, with alcohol hardly pushing through and only delivering a kind of gentle spiciness. Long bitter/spicy finish features spearmint and more citrus rind, with a flash of candy-like sweetness. Fantastic.

Feels like a beer of this type should...carbonated just enough, but yielding to a rounded medium body. A bit dry, yet the finish keeps on riding through.

This is a completely well-balanced, expertly-brewed, super-refreshing double IPA that never feels extreme in any direction, be it hops, malt or alcohol level. Another Southern Tier success...

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 21:29:38 | More by Metalmonk
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decadance

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - A wonderful gold with about half an inch of head which retains and laces throughout.

S - Bold hops with a funk smell of a citrus saison. It is inviting to say the least.

T - The smell does not betray the taste. It is hoppy from front to end, but with a nice citrus balance through out.

M - It is silky. One of my favorites on mouthfeel from this style.

D - I can't stop. The abv is hidden well and it does not obliterate the tastebuds like some hop bombs do. It makes you want more.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 23:46:42 | More by decadance
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass

A - Golden yellow body with a white head. Alot lighter looking than I was expecting.

S - A nice tropical, citrusy flavor with a hint of sweetness at the end. This one smells delicious. Only a handful of DIPA's smell as good as this one.

T - The flavor has a nice tropical/citrusy character with a solid malt backbone to back it up. Not much of a bitter side to this one but the hop flavor is there in full force. Honestly not that huge of DIPA however. Real easy to drink flavor.

M - light to medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. Really nice mouthfeel for the style.

D - Easy drinking, delicious brew. I wish I had picked up more of this when I had the chance. I'm not sure if the style for this is right however. It seems to me to be some where between an IPA and a DIPA but I guess the ABV defines it as a DIPA. None the less this is a great one and worth picking up if you ever see it. I would pick it up for sure if I saw it. Best brew from Southern Tier yet.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 22:38:03 | More by jpmclaug
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wgk

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lighter color than expected and a little cloudy, but not distractingly so.

Smells sweeter than it tastes. Nice hop aroma and lots of floral/sweet scent.

Smooth. Hoppy. Stands up proudly. Finishes strongly bitter but not too bitter.

This is an excellent, very drinkable IPA that will not disappoint you. Nice kick with the ABV well disguised by the great tastes and finish. Quality is obvious.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2010 01:02:09 | More by wgk
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Thickfreakness

New York

4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Nice hazy golden color. Pale white head that dissapates rapidly leaving a silky lacing behind.

S- Orange, grapefruit and lemon zest jump out. Piney hops notes pull forward when the glass is swirled. I was however expecting alot more hops on the nose.

T- Pink Grapefruit and bright hops... slighty bitter, slightly sweet. Really nice citrus aftertaste. Gets honey sweet with citrus pith, and pine notes. Carbonation really pops in your mouth!

M- Nice carbonation... tons of flavors drip off of different sides of your tongue! Bitter, sweet, honey, tangy, citrusy and hoppy! The flavors really hang in there!

D- This is a fantastic beer, and quickly becoming one of my favorite styles! I love almost everything from Southern Tier, and this is another excellent example!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 22:48:27 | More by Thickfreakness
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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