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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good

1,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 19
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic a clear lighter dull golden with a fluffy,sticky one finger white crown atop,the bottle says to decant into a glass,I saw no need.Aromas of grassy/herbal hops over top of nutty malt,not real big but pleasant nose wise.Herbal notes along with a tinge of red onion on the palate,a little tea and mint is noticable,a firm lightly sweet nutty biscuit base holds up to the hops.This a nice APA not gigantic hops but a minty herbal approach that makes it really drinkable,the maltiness is big enough for non hopheads to like this beer as well.Nice job here.

oberon, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of tommy5
4/5  rDev +2.8%

tommy5, Yesterday at 12:13 AM
Photo of cbutova
4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well... looks I'm doing a review.... live for once. I'll see myself out. Anyways, just noticed all of these Southern Tier 12oz offerings on the shelves I haven't reviewed yet. Generally a good thing.

A- The tall 12oz bottle is poured to the Pumking goblet with a golden-apricot body that is quite hazy, the name is appropriated. A large white cap builds to about two fingers with a superbly thick, puffy texture and great retention. A massive pillow remains and lace starts about as thick as it gets with

S- I had no idea what this beer would be about but a lively hop aroma jumps right out of the glass as an invitation to taste. Fruits like tangerine, orange, apricot come to mind with floral, herbal, zesty and stone fruit hints.

T- Aforementioned hops are joined by a flavorful but not sweet malt character here. The hops are the leading flavor with orange peel, tangerine, cantaloupe, stone fruit, floral and just a general zesty fruitiness. This initial character turns to a malty aftertaste of bread, fresh cracked base grains and cereal.

MF- Overall thickness is certainly leaning towards the light side of things but the texture really makes things interesting. High end carbonation causes the beer to really become puffy and quite foamy but still creamy. It ends with a light bitterness on the taste buds.

I hate to even mention the word surprise but it was a bit of one for me. Some of the Southern Tier six-pack offerings have been hit or miss in my experience but it has been quite some time since I've consumed them. The bright, fruity hops are matched very well by the bready malts in the finish. The live yeast seems to give the body a nice boost which helps the flavors truly shine.

cbutova, Wednesday at 05:12 AM
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3.96/5  rDev +1.8%

Mafia88, Tuesday at 10:16 PM
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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

sirhc3034, Tuesday at 06:35 AM
Photo of PSU_Mike
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice little pale ale. Cloudy, hazy, yellow with a thin white head and active carbonation. It's pretty malt forward with a bread-like but there is a strong hoppy presence as well. Floral with a touch of pine. Active carb on the tongue with a thin body.

Nice and drinkable with enough hops to keep me interested.

PSU_Mike, Tuesday at 02:28 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

lillitnn92, Monday at 09:41 PM
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Kyrojack, Monday at 08:35 PM
Photo of rand
3.34/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 12 oz bottle to pint glass

Poured into a pint glass, slowly decanted into another glass as recommended on bottle.

A: Cloudy copper-tan in color, huge foamy head recedes quickly but leaves messy lacing everywhere.

S: Hop-forward bouquet with nuances of honey and mint. Hop profile is more floral than citrusy. Subdued nose.

T/M: again, floral notes dominate. Touches of honey, biscuits. Strange, watery feel. Not much going on here.

Drinkable but boring. Too many tasty sessions out here on the West Coast to look out for this again. I'll stick to ST's tasty big beers.

rand, Monday at 07:17 AM
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Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.