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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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87
very good

1,232 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 24
Gots: 186 | 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

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Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012

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Ratings: 1,232 | Reviews: 213
Photo of kell50
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
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
4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of theBIERlad
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Craftonly23121
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of nrs207
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of rms61moparman
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a beautiful amber and leaves a 3/4" white head.
Aroma is very nice being marvelously "hoppy".
This is very close to a PERFECT summer beer to me.
Has GREAT taste, wonderful mouthfeel and a mild alcohol content that will allow the drinker to have enough to get refreshed without hindering further work or interaction.
Southern Tier definitely hit a home run with this wonderful brew.
If you like the taste of an IPA with the drinkability of a saison this is the beer for you!!!

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of CMOrak
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of millionsuns
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mctizzz
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Supra97
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Boardshort_Brewer
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Golden yellow with a nice white head and lacing. It could be a bit darker.
Smell - Good fruit and citrus aroma, not very strong but still there. I wish it was a little stronger.
Taste - Too light in body and I feel like there isn't enough malt, weak tasting. However nice fruity citrus flavor, very good not overpowering, just enough. Not much malt to speak of, very hop dominated which is sort of okay!

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Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.