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88
very good

983 Ratings
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Ratings: 983
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 78 | 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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Ratings: 983 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
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danoble1

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-27-2014 21:00:36 | More by danoble1
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1BeerToRuleThemAll

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-27-2014 01:51:04 | More by 1BeerToRuleThemAll
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HarpuaCritz

New York

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a glass. Hazy golden color with nice head that dissipates slowly leaving some nice lace. Light and drinkable. Subtle grapefruit notes followed by nicely balanced hop profile. Very sessionable. *Bottle-conditioning leaves natural sediment in bottom.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 23:35:11 | More by HarpuaCritz
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BoSean_Rodriguez

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +27.9%

06-26-2014 15:57:50 | More by BoSean_Rodriguez
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 14:37:46 | More by LJWalker
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-26-2014 05:24:34 | More by Jasoncolliver
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MJSJr

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-25-2014 22:00:17 | More by MJSJr
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-25-2014 20:29:13 | More by rondufresne
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NT101

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-25-2014 16:00:45 | More by NT101
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roysand

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-24-2014 23:11:18 | More by roysand
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TheSSG

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cap explodes off with a burst of CO2. Pours a dense, frothy white head that bubbles for a few seconds. Great persistence and lacing. Nice floral hop aroma. Clear and golden before swirling in any yeast. Hazy yellow after. Citrus hop flavor in the front with a pleasant, medium bitterness. Effervescent mouthfeel. The hoppiness moves to a vaguely citrus rind character (but never moves into the unpleasant zone of this flavor). The malt peeks through in the finish to make for a slightly sweet citrus finish.
Once the bottom bits are swirled in, there is a sharper, more assertive hoppiness to this; more pine in the front.

This is a very solid pale ale. Nothing mind blowing, but just a well-crafted example of the style. I'm really a fan of the hop profiles used by Southern Tier, and this was no exception.
While bottle conditioned is far from rare, this one seemed to take that moniker very seriously; I haven't had a bottle open so violently from CO2 and/or bubble up for a few seconds after pouring.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 02:42:00 | More by TheSSG
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Leiermann

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-23-2014 13:32:19 | More by Leiermann
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oldirtycaffrey

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This pale ale might have the foamiest head I've ever seen on a beer from a bottle. A 2-3" off white, fluffy head on every bottle I poured. There is the off-putting (to me) residue at the bottom of the glass, but otherwise the appearance is solid. Hints of grapefruit, floral hops, and yeast in the smell -- very nice. Hops and citrus overtones are the highlights of the taste. Easy to drink -- not too astringent, which sometimes APAs can be. Overall, very solid choice for a summer APA.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 21:08:36 | More by oldirtycaffrey
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-22-2014 18:32:00 | More by Georgiabeer
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dsosa1121


5/5  rDev +27.9%

06-22-2014 15:52:45 | More by dsosa1121
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Nunya

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

06-22-2014 01:24:09 | More by Nunya
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toppoop

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-21-2014 13:34:17 | More by toppoop
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krampert11

New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2014 15:27:23 | More by krampert11
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-19-2014 04:05:44 | More by tykechandler
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JRosolen

New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-18-2014 14:53:50 | More by JRosolen
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efrank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-18-2014 02:25:58 | More by efrank
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adam147

New York

4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great balance. Enough to satisfy the hop tongue and crisp enough to session. This is spring and summer in one. No need to go all the way down to the light IPA style brews. The live yeast gives extra shelf life , however being close to the brewery that's not an issue here. I've heard of at home kegs getting weak toward the end but never had issue in bars

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 14:07:58 | More by adam147
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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2014 19:13:58 | More by bigeyedfish89
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DBow

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-16-2014 18:30:03 | More by DBow
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kmcdonald6809

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-16-2014 17:50:09 | More by kmcdonald6809
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 983 ratings.