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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

3,462 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,462
Reviews: 945
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 88
Gots: 332 | 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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slym

North Carolina

2.85/5  rDev -29.5%

While still better than the majority of mass-produces beer, this is a representation of the style I am not fond of. It's all hops with just a bit of malt sweetness before the hops take over.

Pine-y resins of hops comes through on the pour, with a pale wheat-straw colour giving up a decent-sized head that dissipated quickly, leaving very little lacing. The taste was as I described above - you get a malty sweetness on the tongue that quickly gives way to the 4 varieties of hops used in this brew. This BA cannot taste any hidden notes of fruits. Finish is very dry & bitter, and this lingers for quite a while on the palate. Mouthfeel is decent, a little thick & with good carbonation.

Overall, not a favourite of mine.

07-27-2014 03:51:29 | More by slym
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

2.89/5  rDev -28.5%

Before I wrote this review - I double checked the other reviews to make sure I was rating the same beer. My review here is NOT so much about the performance of this beer as the perceptions of the other reviewers. I am convinced the others who rated this beer do NOT know what a Double IPA is OR perhaps they have not had a good/great one. I am willing to be ravaged here - if you slay me wrong.

After all, it was labeled as a 2X-IPA. Maybe it spoiled in the bottle BUT this beer falls CLEARLY into the Belgian Ale category. It's sour notes have no place in the IPA category - everything about it screams "Belgian Ale!". As I did take a Silver Medal in competition against 400+ others in the Belgian Ale style - I should be allowed a sharp opinion here.

I would give this beer a MUCH HIGHER rating if it were listed as a Belgian Ale. However, I purchased it because I am a hophead - preferring strong snorts of IPA's and 2xIPA's.

POUR/APPEARANCE: Clear gold.
AROMA: Sour musk.
HEAD: One finger fading.
FLAVOR: Sour malt and heavy malty aftertaste

Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer - if you are after a great Belgian Ale.

04-04-2013 06:01:40 | More by GoldHorde
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squaremile

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -27%

Pours a darker clear yellow with a head that circles the glass. Nose is citrus and hop pellets, somewhat toned down for a double. Could benefit from some dry hopping. Flavor profile is similar to the pale, with powdery lemon zest, and pine, followed by more citrus flavors like white grapefruit and orange, and finishing with a lasting bitterness. Drinkability is somewhat low here just because the lack of complexity. Just not into it.

06-28-2010 19:57:36 | More by squaremile
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -27%

reviewed from notes.
smells of soapy hops in aroma but that doesn't come out in flavor thankfully, golden clear in color with a little bit of a copperish tinge. kind of an odd but somewhat balanced flavor, this ipa doesn't really do much for me. not overly hoppy but some bitterness. booziness pretty well masked though, otherwise meh.

10-05-2013 00:12:40 | More by Beerlover
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-21-2012 20:44:17 | More by heddar33
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markcp

Iowa

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-07-2013 21:06:11 | More by markcp
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rworkman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -25.7%

10-03-2013 19:09:11 | More by rworkman
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-02-2014 19:20:09 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.7%

10-27-2013 09:37:36 | More by Travcofarms
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dgeebs07

New York

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-29-2012 15:32:55 | More by dgeebs07
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JBreezyyNY

New York

3/5  rDev -25.7%

08-06-2014 05:34:07 | More by JBreezyyNY
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sneth019

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-10-2012 01:50:15 | More by sneth019
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-22-2012 23:15:27 | More by LJWalker
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thebeerdoctor

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

Although I was told this beer to be "flying off the shelf", I can not understand why. A golden coloured poured into a large pilsener glass, this is more of a hop vegetable experience, to be kind. Which makes me wonder: do the next generation of beer seekers believe that this is what flavor is all about?
Then there is the price, At $12.80 a six pack (tax included) , I can think of many other offerings worth forking over that kind of dough. Strangely, 2XIPA caused an allergic reaction I did not know I had. It caused me to sneeze without any control.

05-01-2010 00:04:42 | More by thebeerdoctor
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Amalak

New York

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-21-2011 00:45:39 | More by Amalak
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Treb0R

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.7%

12-13-2012 15:17:55 | More by Treb0R
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-11-2013 11:32:24 | More by Bromine
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Supergenious

Michigan

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-18-2012 23:40:42 | More by Supergenious
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-17-2013 17:38:52 | More by Userme59
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Lexworth


3/5  rDev -25.7%

08-15-2014 20:42:42 | More by Lexworth
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.7%

02-05-2014 00:59:40 | More by GuitarIPA
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

05-15-2013 21:11:20 | More by smartassboiler
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-06-2012 20:18:46 | More by cfalovo97
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Jenessa

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-10-2014 01:14:42 | More by Jenessa
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blackened1339

New York

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-14-2011 21:09:37 | More by blackened1339
2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 3,462 ratings.