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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,216
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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Photo of mtalley999
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of RMoeNay
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler from Blacklick Wine and Spirits. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear dark gold color with about an inch frothy off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells mostly like citrusy (grapefruit, tropical fruit) and pine hops, and some bready/wheat malt. It tastes like citrusy (grapefruit, citrus rind, mango) hops, pine hops, and bready malt. Taste doesn't seem to have as much kick as compared to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and coating, and has good carbonation. It's easy enough to drink! Really wouldn't have had a problem getting a regular size growler of this. It's a good pale ale, I liked it.

Photo of Chris77McGrath
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of JandJMD
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of zonker17
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of neckbracesub
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Jonada
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with 2 fingers of a white soapy head (good retention and lacing). Some yeast poured out of the bottle producing a heavy lava lamp effect.

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, grass, some tropical fruit, slight malt sweetness.

Taste: Medium bitterness upfront which carries through to the finish. Flavors are bitter grapefruit, pine, herbal.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation. Super dry finish.

Overall: Pretty good and refreshing pale ale for a decent price. Worth picking up a 6 pack.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rgalvin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jonaspb
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of mpayne5
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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
3.93/5  rDev +1%
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.

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,216 ratings.