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2XIPA - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,011 Reviews
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Reviews: 1,011
Hads: 4,248
Avg: 4.01
pDev: 23.44%
Wants: 135
Gots: 931 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: mcallister on 04-28-2010

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Reviews: 1,011 | Hads: 4,248
Photo of MUTINY
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into my Dogfish glass.

A: Pours a clear copper gold with 1" white head that recedes slowly. Retention & lacing are excellent.

S: Primarily malty pine notes. I get some lemon rind. Almost a salty toffee thing going on here, too.

T: Mostly balanced, maybe skewing a bit toward the malt side. A pretty big resinous/piney hop character jumps out in front. This is followed by a soft bready maltiness that carries all the way through the mid-palate. Finishes with a caramelly but bitter punch. ABV is masked quite well.

M: High-ish carb for the style. For all the malt aspects of the nose/palate, this brew has a grainy crispness about it.

O: I like it. The comparative effervescence & pine/lemon hop profile are really working for me here.

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Photo of Tilly
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden amber pour. Not much of a head.
Pine, lemon, citrus and hoppy aroma.
Real nice taste not far away from the aroma. Citrus, pine hoppy taste with a hint of malt.
Crisp, clean mouth feel with a old bitterness behind it.
A pretty good double IPA from ST.

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Photo of FrancisSmooth
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, balanced 2x ipa. Piney, some hops, goes down smooth. Can drink as a hot weather ipa thanks to the slight lemon rind hint.

Light for an 8.2, almost no bite at the end which may take away from a traditionalist looking for a very biting 2xipa.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm thinking it's gonna be their flagship ipa x2. Instead, and although a great beer, but a much safer and fruitier take on an IPA that didn't have the hop kick I was hoping for.

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Photo of Phillip13
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a beer that is very well named great hop flavor a fine DIPA. It has a wonderful grapefruit citrus flavor with a pine and floral overtones. The bitter aftertaste is delightful. Southern Tier's best beer.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy bright gold with a nice white tall head.

Aromas carry hop resin and pine. Some maltiness comes through as well.

Flavor is huge lemon candy and sweetness, along with pine and floral tones. I also get some pepper, cream soda, and more hop dankness.

Mouth is pretty full and nice. Goes down smooth with a good amount of carb. Those intense hops provide that nice bite on the back end.

Lovely beer! Tastes bigger than it may seem. The sweet/bitter balance is great.

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Photo of MNJR
3.39/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Chunky, thick beer with low carbonation. Juicy Fruit gum flavors, hoppy resinous aftertaste. A sipper. This beer would be improved by sharper carbonation and less chalky residue in your yap after drinking it.

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Photo of Oldejoe
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks. Soft Amber color, not too heady.
Smell. Peachy, fresh, slightly beery.
Taste. Mild hops front to back. Nice fresh sense.
Mouthfeel. Soft, medium body, slightly puckery, a bit fuzzy, must be the peaches.
Overall. Nice solid beer; didn't do anything special for me, but I admit to being dark beer person.

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Photo of HoldMyHopsIII
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Light, golden with decent head that disappeared rather quickly

Smell: Slight citrus smell, but overall not much aroma

Taste: Very smooth beer but tastes slightly watered down and bland. Not quite strong enough for my liking

Feel: Goes down very smooth and well carbonated

Overall: Expected more bursting flavors coming from a beer with an 8.2% ABV. However, it is very easy to drink and I would recommend it as a casual summer IPA

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Photo of Roby923
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had high expectations for this brew based on the reviews. Nice hop smell. Doesn't return on the taste. Lack of malt backbone here. Feels light and watered down. On tap at Dees PIT.

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Photo of sprat1960
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Look: Light golden color; hazy unfiltered appearance. A small 1/2 finger creamy white head forms when poured that dies down quickly leaving a thin trace of foam on the surface of the beer. Lots of bubbles.

Smell: Mildly aroma of grass, citrus, malt and hops. Inviting.

Taste: Smooth slightly acidic citrus start with a nice mild hoppy finish.

Feel: Rich medium body, velvety feel with a very slight dry finish. Near perfect.

Overall: Very nice IPA. Nice body, not thin and commercial. Nice flavor; just hoppy enough to be very enjoyable without having a overly dry finish. Refreshing. I would gladly drink this beer again!

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

An easy drinking big hoppy beer with citrusy hops oozing out of the bottle.
There is some haziness in the beer after my pour. the color is your basic golden amber.
The beige head that sits on top is pretty tall and dense. Very much carbonated so I don't think that head will fade too much.
The aroma is hoppy with some citrus notes even perhaps some floral and herbal.
It's balanced too i can smell the malts and they have an almost pilsner malt smell.
Drinks bitter up front sweet in the middle and bitter at the end.
There is a hoppy and malty balance here but subtle and not as bold as the nose.
A good tasting beer that flows easily over the palate, perhaps some mild gritt.
A good beer, go get one!

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Photo of Coolcheech
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle, drank from a tulip.

A: Light amber pour with a lot of bubbles. One finger white head, with legs.

S: Very mild fruity smell, almost undistinguishable 30 seconds after pouring.

T: A very mild beer. You get some hoppy bitterness after drinking for a while. As soon as I sip it the tip of my tongue tingles and I can just notice some spice from the alcohol.

M: Light/Medium body.

D: For such a high alcohol beer and being a DIPA, I’d expect a lot stronger flavors. The hops and alcohol come on very soft. I do like this beer, though. At 8.2% and being this easy to drink this might be my new backyard beer.

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Photo of -Hoptimus_Prime-
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer overall. I have to admit that the aftertaste, or, rather, the "afterbreath" is slightly unpleasant for some reason. After drinking most of a six-pack, the taste on my breath isn't the most enjoyable, and is worse after waking up in the morning. This might be just me, however, and I won't let it effect my rating of this otherwise great beer. If you haven't tried 2XIPA yet, put it on the "to do" list.

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Photo of PatrickCT
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a: One finger wispy head over a honey gold body.

s: Hoppy. Grassy.

t: Hops up front but not overwhelming. A nice caramel malty follows. The alcohol is well concealed.

mf: Medium bodied and balanced. Slight hoppy bite.

o: Smooth and easy to drink. An absolute pleasure, actually.

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Photo of Tilghman
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had two of these the other night at a local restaurant in Crownsville, MD, Lures. (They have a very nice selection of various beers on tap.) Really nice showing from this DIPA. Nice color, fresh taste and good finish that you’d expect from a very good quality IPA. Still may prefer my favorites, but this was a good one. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of NinjaJesus
3.12/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

To piney, too bitter, not enough here. Feels like they added a ton of hops to the boil and they lost everything you really want because of it. Not my favorite by S. Tier, the one that i give out from their 12 pack. Eh

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Photo of ch196h
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - A nice light golden caramel
S - Hop forward and sweet malt
T - A nice balanced hop blend that does a wonderful job hiding the high alcohol content
F - Medium mouth feel that balances well with the aroma and hop bite
O - A darned good double IPA. Many times these stronger IPA's are hard to drink, this one is smooth and easy.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

* Reviewed from notes taken on 11/11/14

Gold, straw colored, not much head and mild hop, citrus smell. Taste was OK, not much going on? Not as good as DFH 90 minute, but easy drinking like a session IPA, 8.20 % ABV? A good solid DIPA.

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Photo of Kuaff
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cellarish temperature in my tulip.

Pretty appearance. Bright, light golden orange with fine sediment interspersed throughout an otherwise clear liquid.

The aroma is a somewhat floral, fruity perfume of mango, grapefruit, nectarines, and honey. Smells sweet!

Citrus fully asserts itself in the flavor, transitioning to more of an astringent citrus RIND with resiny pine bitterness, and wrapping up with a mix of the lingering bitterness and bread in the finish.

Feels prickly on the palate. Medium-full.

True to its title, I would say this delivers about two times what the average similarly-priced IPA does.

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Photo of DagenhamDavis
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An easy to find beer, but I couldn't turn down the price or the freshness. I've had it on draft and liked it, so I bought some bottles. A sixer of this costs what four of your other leading DIPAS cost, and considering it was within 3 weeks of bottling it was a no brainer.
Very hoppy and full- a standout in a standout style.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

It's difficult to know where to begin. First had on draft a couple months ago at Primanti Brother's in Wheeling. Almost immediately became my favorite IPA. Beautiful golden color that is slightly hazy. Incredible harmony of flavors with nothing overwhelming the other. Grapefruit, lemon, lemongrass and floral notes all in there. Labeled as a 2X IPA however it's not heavy duty by any means. Very drinkable. Never pass this one by.

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Photo of Mateer
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: A 12 oz long neck bottle with their signature 2x on it and a hop green colored label. Simplistic at it's best!

Appearance: Golden, some sediment (I think that this is usually filtered and I'm not sure why I have sediment) color in a Pub glass. Good carbonation.

Nose: Hops whispering fruit. Nothing overwhelming, which is prefect.

Taste: Pine and pineapple up front and personal. A nice strong, dry bitterness follows to balance out the taste/malt.

Overall: A local NY favorite of mine. This beer is underrated in my opinion. It's a double IPA for anyone who appreciates the taste of well balanced hops with an honest amount of alcohol. I very good choice for the IPA lover. Cheers.

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Photo of cervezango
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

best ipa ive had in some time , nice looking cloudy orange, with some sweet malt smell mixed with some dank resiny hops. tastes awesome, immediate lemon sweetness, followed by some grape fruit bitterness, and orange peel. great swings between sweet and bitter flavors ,heading towards a dry finish.

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Photo of hotpauko
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Disclaimer: I am a hophead and this is my session IPA. I will always want to try differ beers and differ styles but if this is on tap, hard for me to avoid. Today, wanted it,walked to a couple (local in walking distance) bars to get it on tap. : ). I consider this a "1.5" IPA. It's not quite a double but def not a single. More of a crisp, clean IPA, no real malt, but nothing on the citrussy side, more of a lemony, organic taste. No real sweetness or floral flavor like a Racer 5 or 2 hearted, just straight hops with a touch of slight fruit bite. Settles smoothly on the tongue and even after taste. I could drink these all night, although at my age and # of kids! that won't happen any time soon. LOL. Becoming a big fan of Southern Tier.

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2XIPA from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 1,011 ratings.