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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

1,111 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,111
Reviews: 191
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 18
Gots: 120 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9%

jfcaa193, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

PthPndr, Apr 14, 2013
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TheBigBoy, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Lob, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

rbmjr1, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of WesWes
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a beautiful gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is awesome! It has an incredible pale malt scent along with a killer citrus hop nose.; totally surpassed my expectations. The taste is good. It has a smooth pale malt flavor with an excellent hop character. It has a mild bitterness, but finishes with a great hoppy freshness. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good good APA; probably one of the best I've had in quite some time.

WesWes, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

dmorgan310, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Skott1123, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DOB: 03/07/13

Cloudy, glowing golden color with a mighty, frothy head that retains nicely. Classic pale ale aroma: lots of juicy, zesty citrus, floral and grassy hops, fresh cracker-like malts, and pine. Grapefruity, fresh hoppy flavor...oily, juicy, leafy, and spicy, with a little sweetness from the malt. Slick and fluffy feeling in the mouth, not highly carbonated. Excellent APA!

wedge, Apr 13, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This poured out as a hazy orange color with thin white head on top. The retention settles into some clumps of bubbles on top. The lacing is minimal. The smell of the beer is malty there is a subtle hop aroma coming off of this one but not much at all. The aroma reminded me of a pilsner at first, slightly grassy and earthy. The taste of the beer has a grainy earthy malt, very typical of a Pale Ale. The bitterness is low. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a good carbonation to it. The mouthfeel is creamy then it dries out quickly. Overall it's a decent brew, not my favorite from Southern Tier but it was nice to try.

Knapp85, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

leinie13, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

JSkone09, Apr 13, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - hazed brass color with a white head that thinned out leaving some thin lacing.

S - tropical fruits with a citrus rind background.

T - light and fruity with just the right amount of bitterness.

F - light/medium bodied, good carbonation, easy to drink.

O - a tasty APA that's worth a try.

JoeyBeerBelly, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

benevolent6elk, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

xacidx, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

ericlawton007, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Metatron6, Apr 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ncstateplaya, Apr 11, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours with two fingers of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles slowly and leaves excellent lace.

S - Light, bready malt with a bit of grapefruit and pine.

T - Sweet malt and pine up front with some fruity hop notes. More of the same in the middle with a finish of sugary grain, mild bitterness and a lingering, spicy hop character.

M - Mediuum thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - oddly sugary for the style but it has a nice hop character and remains relatively drinkable despite the sweetness.

nickfl, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Lukass, Apr 11, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light haze from a semi-careful decanting. Light amber. Sudsy inch cap with lovely lacing.

Lots of citrus and leafy hops. Wonderfully balanced pale malt and faint floral notes.

Citrus first, but floral hops, too. Dry maltiness with bitterness. Not astringent. Somewhat soapy. Not your familiar American hop profile.

Simple feel. Scrubby carb. Lighter side of medium in body. Very drinkable.

Solid pale ale. One that I'd go for.

thecheapies, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

pathman, Apr 11, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 3/7/2013. Pours hazy and cloudy pale golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge grapefruit, orange zest, orange pith, lemon zest, pineapple, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Incredible aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus notes with big strength. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, orange rind, lemon zest, tangerine, floral, grass, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, light honey, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hop flavors; with a solid malt backbone and zero cloying flavors present on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent pale ale. Great balance and complexity of citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Apr 10, 2013
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,111 ratings.