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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

1,071 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,071
Reviews: 185
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 19
Gots: 104 | FT: 3
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

mmulleavey, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

billab914, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of acevenom
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours golden with a lasting white head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is of citrus and malt. It's a fairly clean smelling beer. The taste follows the nose mostly. I get the citrus, though it's mostly orange as well as some lemon. I also get the light breadiness from the malt. There's some back end biterness that is fairly mild. It's a bit like some bitter orange on the back end. The body is fairly light with strong carbonation. The beer drinks very smoothly due to all the carbonation. This is a good beer.

acevenom, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Milkysunshine, Apr 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

BigTrubble, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

elec, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Wortman1998, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of virinow
3/5  rDev -23.1%

virinow, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of PapiMagnum
4.25/5  rDev +9%

PapiMagnum, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of mattbk
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Light golden/slightly orange color, fairly carbonated, slightly cloudy. Nice lacing on the glass.
S - Overwhelming orange, slightly grapefruit aroma. Not crazy overpowering though, very nice, just a little bit of sweetness.
T - Very good, again, mostly orange, slightly grapefruit, not overpowering bitterness, some nice light sweetness for balance. Refreshing, very drinkable, very good flavor, really quite enjoying this beer. Only ding might be that the bitterness is almost leaning towards an IPA, but it isn't overwhelming.
M - Medium-light mouthfeel, could be a bit fuller here. But not really that off.
O - Not overwhelmingly complex, but definitely very flavorful and very drinkable. This will be perfect in the summer, already planning on a six pack. One of STBC's better offerings. Nice job!

mattbk, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

THECPJ, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of MrBoh
3/5  rDev -23.1%

MrBoh, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - clear, bright orange with a thick layer of dense, off white head that has good retention

S - big citrusy aroma, oranges and grapefruit, some sweetness

T - faint semi-sweet malt, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, very mild piney bitter finish

M - clean, crisp, medium bodied

This is a very nice, refreshing APA that has tremendous drinkability. This is a sessionable ale with enough hop character to keep you interested through several bottles. I would like to keep some of this on hand for my new "any occasion" beer.

tdm168, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of justintcoons
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Pale gold with 1 fingers of white head. Cloudy with heavy carbonation.

Papaya, tangerine, lemon, pineapple and candy sugar.

Papaya, pineapple and tangerine. Lemon pith, pale candy sugars and notes of bread. Finishes with honeydew and hints of pine needle.

Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Spot on for the new breed of American Pale Ales!

justintcoons, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of tviz33
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass.

A- The body is a pretty transparent gold color with some orange hues. A small amount of bubbles float up towards one inch of head which quickly recedes to a half finger cap of frothy foam.

S- The smell is quite enjoyable and noticeably balanced. Lots of sour citrus, but also a good sweet malt component.

T- Clean, light and refreshing taste. Just enough hops to give it some character, and finishes very grassy. This is easy to consume for sure.

M- Medium to light body and crisp.

O- Overall, this was just plain enjoyable. Nothing stood out that made it spectacular, but that's what I like about it. Adequate flavor without being overdone.

tviz33, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale, straw colored, golden body beneath the foamy white head which is pretty consistent and leaves a sticky ring of lacing around the glass.

Light straw and grassy hop notes rise from the glass. A touch floral and herbal and just very fresh.

Flavors are similar offering straw and grass with fresh hops and wheat.

This brew offers a lighter body with medium carbonation and a crisp, fresh finish.

Another nice beer from ST with great flavor and aromas which are fresh and distinct.

CHADMC3, Apr 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

woodchipper, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

csurowiec, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Roger85, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

whatname, Mar 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

oldedog, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of riversider76
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden with a nice white head. Good retention, and very nice laceing. Aroma is of piney hops. Body is light and crisp. Taste is of grassy,piney hops. With hints of fruit, it's smooth from start to finish. This brewery continues to impress. A must try.

riversider76, Mar 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.1%

acurtis, Mar 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

djrn2, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

gwiedman1, Mar 30, 2013
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.