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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,217
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 24
Gots: 172 | FT: 2
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Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pokal glass, a beautiful golden hew, cloudy but not chunky. Lots of tiny, little bubbles. No head but that was do to the fact I decanted it very slowly from bottle to glass, leaving an 1/8 of an inch of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. I rarely do this but Southern Tier's website suggested it, they brew this beer, I listened.

Floral hoppyness on the nose. First sip, light on the mouth, perfect carbonation, very balanced hop, orange peel, a hint of lemon, somewhat dry but very smooth. Very little lacing as I continue my consumption.

A very easy drinking APA, smooth, BALANCED, hoppy, liquid gold. Would easily buy again, cheers!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured in to a snifter glass with a slight tulip shape.

Very subtle hop aroma and smell, pleasantly surprising how much the malt comes out in the nose. I would have to agree with ST and say it was a light copper, almost golden or blonde. Very clear, slightly carbonated, not undercarb'd. A fair bit of sediment settled in the glass. ST says there is a hop dominated flavor, which I don't get. The taste feels very balanced to me for a Pale Ale, the finish is where I get the most hop bitterness. It's slightly sweet, but very well rounded with the malts and hops. A lot of citrus and pine, slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is light, and with a 5.5 ABV very much drinkable and feels session worthy.

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The pour is a slightly cloudy golden yellow-orange tone with a white fizzy head that is short lasting.

The aroma has a nice toasted malt character with a fruity, floral sort of hop character. Also earthy. Smells fairly fresh.

The body is light to medium.

The taste is more sweet than many IPA's but there is a kind of juicy watermelon note on it as well, which I did not expect. The fruity character tends to take it all over. Moderate bitter finale.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Golden in color and hazy. Big, energetic, and bubbly white head. Retention is awesome and lacing is clumpy and aggressively sticky.

S: Raw leafy hops, pithy, tropical fruit aromas of mango, blood orange, and sugary white grapefruit. A little bit yeasty. Suggestions of a crackery malt base, hints of toast.

T: Raw leafy hop power. Bitterness is formidable. Tobacco. Bitter white grapefruit. More subtle hints of tangerine and mango. Yeasty. Crackery malt base lets the hops dominate. Very dry finish leaves all the raking and bitter hop power to linger.

M: Medium bodied. Lots of raw, raking hop astringency. Carbonation seems to accentuate the hop oils. A lightly creamy malt base is glossed over as the hop oils muscle in on the feel.

O: A very raw and powerful hop-centric pale ale that uses Citra quite obviously as its focal point. A little bit of rough yeast character adds to the raw feel of it too. More of a 'Shock and Awe' approach from Southern Tier, as they normally make very clean and focused beers. It's punishing in a good way, if you're a hop head and you like that sort of thing. It draws some comparisons to Zombie Dust in the way it wields the citra hop. A great buy at its price point and availability, and the concert ticket marketing really works for it. Great concept, great execution.

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,217 ratings.