2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. No date or info.
A - Bright and clear golden yellow beer pours fourth with strong carbonation rushing upwards. A two-finger white head isn't retained all that fantastically but it leaves a curtain of thick lace in it's wake.
S - I'm greeted with a soft, crisp, and enticing hop bouquet rich with floral notes, a splash of lemon citrus, a pinch of resin and honey, and a subdued dry and bitter-smelling finish. Crystal malts back it up nicely. It's got a great aroma without being 'big'.
T - High alpha acid hops have a nice crisp flavor of floral and citrus notes with a resiny finish that transitions to honey-draped crystal malts. Great balance here. Just doesn't feel like a double though.
M - A nice grapefruit citrus bitterness scrubs the tongue clean with strong carbonation on the finish. A medium body with a crisp mouthfeel and lightly dry kick is nice. It's got the bitterness, just not teeth-meltingly so.
D - If there ever was a session DIPA, this would be it. It might be passable as a standard IPA though, but it's great either way you look at it. The smooth, crisp flavors really blend well giving it a nice and balanced finish. It's a great beer.
10-11-2010 00:48:39 | More by BeerFMAndy
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,464 ratings.