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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 23
Gots: 155 | 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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Photo of ColdOneKev
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of rangerred
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a nearly clear light yellow with a billowy two finger white head. Amazing head retention and lacing. Hangs aorund for a very long time.

The aroma is full of tropical fruit and is quite juicy. Mango and tangerine dominate with a little lemon rind thrown in there. Very hoppy and very inviting.

More tropical fruit juice in the flavor as hops really dominate. A very tiny touch of bready malt in the background but it is really all hops. Bitterness is one the high side but it does lead to a drying finish with a medium mouthfeel.

Overall, a really great beer from Southern Tier. Loads of hops while remaining fairly light and easy to drink.

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange-ish to yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a small hop presence and malt balance. In the taste, a lighter pine like hops and balanced malt, a touch thin though. A small hop bite, but mainly smooth and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small hop dryness in the aftertaste. Truthfully, just a nice nice pale without over hopping at all.

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.86/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle conditioned pale ale.
botlled 2/16/13 This sample is five months old so...

The body has an orange amber color. The head is tall and beige sitting there on top. Robust carbonation. The beer is only slightly hazy. i was expecting more along the line of wheat beer haze since it was bottled condition.
Aroma is pretty hoppy with some citrus zip and floral notes.
This lean tasting beer is nicely balanced. The hops have a more dank flavor and not so much any one particular flavor. Malts are sweet and flavorful.
On the palate it drinks thin and watery. There is low bitterness and finishes clean.
Overall it was a pretty good APA, a style which seems to have been forgotten these days.
I thought it needs more flavor because it tastes somewhat washed out but it was good.

Photo of dbc5
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of BA_Berto
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MikeWard
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into a goblet.

Poured carefully, as is bottled conditioned. I thought sediment might be in the bottom, but could see it was pouring hazy so sped up a bit. left the last 1/2 inch in the bottle. Looked very nice, with good off white head, hazy golden yellow body.

Smell was hops, but no strongly so. smelled much more hoppy in the bottle. After the head dissipated some, hop aroma was stronger.

Taste was very good, a strong hop taste mixing with a nice carbonation all around the mouth. Mouth was lively.

Overall, would certainly recommend this beer, a very good pale ale indeed.

Photo of msween21
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jkermitj
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of djgustafson
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of wembly13
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Trish
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of beergil
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of kell50
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this both on draught and from a bottle. This particular review is from a bottled version. Poured this into my Dogfish Head pint.

A - It pours a hazy light orange color with around a one fingered head that dies down fairly quick with constant bubbles of mild carbonation rising to the top of the glass.

S - Lots of citrus and earth. Specifically grapefruit, fresh cut grass, pine, and a light biscuity malt. I'm noticing more hop presence in the bottled version.

T - Some tangy oranges, crisp grapefruit, slightly floral, and a light biscuity malt base that ends with a slight bitter kick of citrus and pine.

M - The word that keeps popping into my head is "spritzy." It's a light/medium body with spot on carbonation. The lingering hops finish crisp and clean.

O - I'm really digging this one. This is a hopped up (NOT super hopped) APA that is quite refreshingly unique. I love the low alcohol, hoppy, APA combination that just absolutely works here. Southern Tier has crafted a winner.

Photo of Kunstman
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mikeg67
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours hazy-golden with tall, foamy, long lasting white head and soda-like carbonation. Aroma is of orange marmalade, citrusy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and tangy. Taste is of citrusy hops, oranges, pale malt and yeast. Finish is long and slightly bitter. Very tasty brew.

Photo of dhmxray
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of rfgetz
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Evan
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mrfrancis
4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy gold with a puffy white head that takes some time to settle, though it leaves very little in the way of lacing.

S: Aromas of biscuit, straw, fresh bread, bitter orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, herbs, and pine assault the nose.

T: Hoppy notes of herbs (peppermint, sage), white pepper, lemon, lime, grapefruit, bitter orange, kumquat, pine, and spruce are backed by malty notes of straw, biscuit, fresh bread, and heavy cream. The finish is nicely integrated with delicate notes of citrus, herbs, bread, and biscuit.

M: On the lighter side of medium and somewhat slick. Lacks the resinous feel of many hoppy pale ales. Carbonation is subtle, but rather lively-still, it's not all that crisp. Very easy to drink.

O: A really pleasant bottle conditioned pale ale. I'm kind of glad I stumbled across this one. It's an incredible beer to drink on a hot day. I will definitely be picking more of this up in the near future and would happily recommend this beer to any fan of hoppy pale ales.

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.