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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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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%

Very nice, easy drinking. Pours a pale yellow with a nice head. The smell was full of hops in the beginning but you could also pick up subtle notes of sour fruit and a little bit of toasted bread. The taste was highly refreshing with crisp hop notes throughout that created a wonderful beginning and finish. Light but very good.

WhiteHillsStore, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Fettpopps, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +2.6%

JoeMans, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of JudoJeff
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Color: gold
Taste: Fresh, Bitter but not as bitter as a typical IPA. Notes of citrus.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, light
Overall: Refreshing, not overpowering.

JudoJeff, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Seanecy
2.92/5  rDev -25.1%

Seanecy, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of WiscoTerr
4/5  rDev +2.6%

WiscoTerr, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of clarkley
4/5  rDev +2.6%

clarkley, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of GeorgeCarroll
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of dsnyder61
3/5  rDev -23.1%

dsnyder61, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of ctwybeerguy
4/5  rDev +2.6%

ctwybeerguy, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of DrFunkenstein
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DrFunkenstein, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of RAC81
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

RAC81, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of BTodd
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-hazy, golden in color. Thick suds initially, dissipating to fine bubbles over 30-60 seconds.

S-Grassy, citrus hops with a biscuit and honey malt presence.

T-True to smell with some hop spice later in the finish. Nicely balanced.

M-Nicely carbonated to be a medium-bodied, easy drinker.

O-Pleasantly surprised by this one. I've been underwhelmed by this brewer previously. I wouldn't buy a six of it while considering my other options. However, handed one or available in pint form at a bar would consistently make me happy.

BTodd, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of jbexphys
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

jbexphys, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of defender845
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

defender845, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Act25
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

A: All Souther Tier beers look and lace great. This one hazy gold, topped by yeasty, bottle conditioned, pin-point head that lasts and laces. Sticky. Steady stream of pin point bubbles rise.
S: Subtle, staying power, almost Euro, very yeasty, citrus, fresh.
T: An easy drinker, I'd definitely session this. Next to IPAs and DIPAs I keep reaching for the LIVE! Finely balanced, lots of staying power, gets better as it warms.
MF: Refreshing, keeps you coming back for more, med-bodied, great upbeat finish.

Act25, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Served at fridge temp in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Clear and golden. This is a bottle conditioned ale so there is a ring of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I had this beer pretty cold and decanted into a glass carefully as not to disturb the sediment. Medium head of smaller bubbles that dissipated quickly to a ring of lace in the glass.

Nose: Citrusy and floral hops up front with a very slight malty note.

Taste: Refreshing and bubbly, strong resinous hops, more in the West Coast style of APAs. The hops are really the only dominant notes present here.

This seems to be more like an IPA Lite rather than an APA. The bottle conditioning is the best part here because it adds such a wonderful mouthfeel with the added carbonation. Tone down the hops and you might be able to find a pale ale in there.

ClavisAurea, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Neilnpk
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%

Neilnpk, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of Brams
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brams, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of grimey68
4.25/5  rDev +9%

grimey68, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Carl_R
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Carl_R, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Beer4Baltimore, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of GameOfBeers
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

GameOfBeers, Aug 18, 2014
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,071 ratings.