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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3,565 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,565
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 91
Gots: 375 | 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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Photo of bucklemyshoe
2.42/5  rDev -40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle at 42* into a Stone IRS Tulip.

A: This pours an absolutely transluscent, glowing, orange color with some red tint and an inch of foamy but rather thin head that doesn't last long.

S: It has heavy floral and piney hop notes and some mild citrus as well.

T: It's overbearingly floral. It tastes as if rose petals were steeped in it for a month.

M: It feels soapy, oily, and is just atrocious.

D: This is really badly done. Drain pour.

bucklemyshoe, Nov 14, 2010
Photo of SuomiHobbit
2.5/5  rDev -38%

SuomiHobbit, May 31, 2014
Photo of laynerjohnson
2.5/5  rDev -38%

laynerjohnson, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of mwbrady12
2.5/5  rDev -38%

mwbrady12, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of thegodfather2701
2.5/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Translucent straw with a thick, billowy, bright white head. Some decent lacing is left on the glass.

S-While the nose isn't very strong it is complex. Notes of pine, citrus, and a hint of caramel malts. It is hoppy, but the malt backbone is detected as well.

T-Very mild for the style to say the least. I get some hop bitterness followed by some malts and some alcohol sweetness. There is nearly no flavor.

M-Thin for the style.

D-Easy drinking, but mostly due to the fact to there is almost no flavor.

Overall, this is one of the worst Double IPA's I have ever had. Its my first Southern Tier beer and I am really disappointed.

thegodfather2701, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of slvenhuizen
2.5/5  rDev -38%

slvenhuizen, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
2.5/5  rDev -38%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of tylerthetiger
2.5/5  rDev -38%

tylerthetiger, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of 2ellas
2.5/5  rDev -38%

2ellas, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of KWolf
2.5/5  rDev -38%

KWolf, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Turbodog666
2.5/5  rDev -38%

Turbodog666, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Ryan011235
2.6/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an E&J Cask & Cream glass on 3/25/11

Golden amber color; perhaps on the light side for the style. It has nice clarity, though. A fury of swirling, rising bubbles gives way to a slanted cap of foam, hitting the two finger mark. The head dies down, leaving clumpy patches of bubbles and lace.

At first the aroma was heavy on spicy, zesty citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon and orange with some grassy and herbal notions to back it up. As it warms the spicy crackle is tamed and pine takes a more prominent stance. It kind of has that lemon pine-sol thing going on but shies from being harsh with solvency. Solid biscuit-like malt presence with hints of dough. Some hop oils and resins, too.

Wow, the aroma has lead to a total letdown in terms of flavor. The hops are downplayed in spiciness, intensity and resinous goodness. Smoothed-over earthy notions instead with piddly hints of pine and citrus. Lots of bready malt takes up the slack. Fairly low bitterness.

Medium bodied. Alcohol is appreciable and there is a prominent slickness, especially as it warms. The finish is bready, dead-hopped and gritty. The finish is fairly dry and thankfully it doesn't last too long.

I'm not very impressed and become less so as the glass wears on. Perhaps this is an older bottle? I hope so; it would be pretty dismal if this is how the beer is supposed to be. Though not undrinkable, I poured out the last quarter of the glass. I won't be looking for it again.

Ryan011235, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of mpedara429
2.6/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Burnt orange in color with two fingers of off white head with little retention. Thick sticky lacing all the way around the glass.

S: A strong smell of pine and sweet malt. Subtle notes of orange and pineapple.

T: Bitter hops up front followed by everything that was in the smell. Really sweet and malty. There is some sort of disconnect where the hoppiness and sweetness don't balance each other out and are like two separate entities in the beer.

M: Light carbonation in a light body for a DIPA. It doesn't really stick to the mouth at all either.

O: It is is probably the lightest DIPA I've had. Truthfully, I liked the idea of the light mouthfeel because it is unique for a DIPA. It wouldn't be all that bad except that it lacks the overall taste of a big DIPA. Besides the ABV, this actually tastes like it is somewhere between a pale ale and a single IPA that is really sweet. I'm not likely going to be drinking this one again.

mpedara429, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of skloeff
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

skloeff, Jan 01, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

cantfindme, Mar 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

thefluker, Jun 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

blinky1717, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

KevMo84, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of olliegaff
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

olliegaff, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

sendbeer, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of npendres
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

npendres, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of audioserf
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

audioserf, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of smasol101
2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

smasol101, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of adam_stokes
2.76/5  rDev -31.5%

adam_stokes, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of mooselvlt
2.78/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a stange

A - Wow, very light. Golden, clear with a small off-white head that quickly fades. Moderate lacing

S - Orange, grapefruit and pine. Heavy on the orange I might add. Almost pungent really

T - Meh....matches the nose. What hits me is pungent orange right from the get-go finishing with a resiny pine.

M - Very thin, especially for the style. Lot of carbonation

O - This one confuses me. Just wonder what they were going for with this one. Just doesn't float my boat.

mooselvlt, May 28, 2011
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,565 ratings.