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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good

1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
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:
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(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

HumphreyLee, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

brwnchrstpher, May 31, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

AP: 1" fluffy foamy white head made up of rather large bubbles from viewing the side of the glass. Larger than I've seen on other beers anyway. Rich golden colour with some orange hues. Very little lacing when the glass is tilted as the head seems to retain itself well and is now down to 1/4".
AR: Lemon, orange, yeast, grass, straw/hay, cereal grains with some pineapple trying to hide from you. Possibly some mango as well. Interesting.
T: More like a biscuit malt taste with some bready notes than what's in the nose. The lemon and orange are still there, but in a softer more mellow way. Hops on the end are floral and herbal. The soft bitterness of the hops lingers on the palate.
M: Despite the large bubbles in the head, it wasn't too carbonated, just about right. The finish is moist not drying. Not creamy, but not too light in body either.
OV: A rather refreshing Pale Ale for those who enjoy a little hop bite. Some nice flavours, but nothing extraordinary. A pretty solid brew that is sessionable and can be paired with moderate to lighter fare.

GuinnessAtRogerWilco, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

srw, May 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

stjjoseph87, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Drknight, May 29, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Pours a hazed copper hue with a light beige off white head looking great in my chalice, I love Southern Tier I always have it's nice to see them attacking a bottle conditioned pale ale they have been missing one for a long time. Aroma is citrus and mild pine all day with a bread biscuit malt character super fresh bottle it's almost like a Sierra Nevada clone with a bit more hop action. Flavors bitter waves of rolling hops intermingled with biscuit caramel malts a very clean malt profile no residual sugars left behind just super tasty stuff. The live concert theme goes very well with the overall presence that the beer offers due to the pure drinkability, it's the type of beer one could get away tailgating with only 5.5% abv great stuff. Hops are great enough bitterness to keep any hophead interested with enough balance to keep a newbie on board and not running away in fear. Mouthfeel is light to medium even carbonation flow very natural feel on the palate I'm a big fan of Southern Tier from the early days of great core session ales into their extreme path of bombers that have been hit or miss for some beergeeks.

WVbeergeek, May 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

LiquorsInc, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

ShemRahBoo, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JaySchneider, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

dvmky, May 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

DMc8ride, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Gregwa, May 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

lakersfan16, May 27, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

A: Slightly hazy very light golden body with a very robust white head. It has a ton of active carbonation. The color is really light, and is just darker than a pils. Some mild lacing on the glass.

S: The scent fills the room as soon as the beer is poured. Lots of hop aroma, pine-like and a bit of a catty background...but not too pungent.

T: There's a nice crisp bite from the hops that fades rather quickly. It's sort of like squirting a lemon into the mouth really quick. After that there's a rustic bread flavor that is very light.

M: The beer is very light with just the right bitterness and carbonation. It is extremely drinkable. There is some harshness to it, which seems to be a bit more than a usual APA. The body is very light.

O: This beer feels like it has a lot more back-bitterness than many other APA's, and a little less upfront. It is pleasant to drink and I would say that it is above average. The APA range of beers runs the gambit of lighter to heavier hop bitterness. I think this one has a harshness that would be more accepted by IPA drinkers. I do recommend it.

teromous, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

MaltyMates, May 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

doctor_dirk, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

BigJim5021, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

duobob, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ajzy, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

JeffTheJuice, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Tom_Gilman, May 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

TerryB, May 25, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +3.8%

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is slightly hazy light-golden that appears more yellow or straw-colored when backlit. Small whitish head on top settles fast. Some lace.

S: Nice hoppy nose, full of citrus: grapefruit, lemons and orange peel. Touch of onion/garlic makes me wonder if they use Simcoe or Amarillos.

T: Tastes almost like a witbier - body is light and there's a crispness that goes along with the citrusy hops that makes it drink lighter than expected for an APA. Light crackery malt underneath, then a touch of spiciness (that at times reminds me of the twang of wheat) is finished with lemony, mouth-puckering bitterness. Really almost like a wheat ale in many ways.

M: As noted above, light in heft. Carbonation is active with some sharpness, but fairly fine-bubbled.

O: Good. A nice summery APA, if that makes sense.

Kendo, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

gratefuld, May 25, 2013
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.