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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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88
very good

1,164 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,164
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 19
Gots: 132 | FT: 2
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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Photo of dethomp
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

dethomp, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of headbucket
4.24/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Haven't had any southern tier beers in a while but damn this is a good beer. Will be picking this up in the future for sure.

DOB is 3/15/13 laser etched on the bottle.

very nice looking beer. I left the bottom of the bottle out to keep the yeast separate and this leaves a very clear but not really transparent golden colored beer with lots of bubbles rising to a thin frothy head that leaves small splotches of lacing.

Smells of tropical fruits with a touch of sweet breadiness. Reminds me of hopslam a bit but with less intensity
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Tastes of bright and tropical fruits, medium bitterness finishing off with a touch of honey sweetness and bready malts.

smooth and filling mouthfeel.

this really feels like a nice IPA that has been taken back a step or two. It has the tropical fruit hoppiness that I love without being too bitter or strong. The bottle conditioning adds to a great mouth feel. A real winner here and like I said above I will be picking this up again.

headbucket, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thankfully, this pale ale is bottle-conditioned; it won’t matter as much if I pick up a six-month old bottle, which is possible because of ST’s policy of no bottle dating.

A: With a careful pour, I’m able to leave this body free of yeast, shining with pale gold color. The head is frothy and rich, a sudsy off-white that lasts for a minute or two. Some (but just some) lacing.

S: A classic, fruity hoppiness instantly marks this as a summertime brew: stone fruit with a citrus kick, mixing mango and peach with lemon and lime. It’s held up by a bready undertone of wheat, biscuit dough, and straw, giving it a natural, rustic appeal.

T: Here we have something special: a palate balanced between all ingredients. Above all, it’s a blended, single-taste experience, blending a crisp bite of citrus zest from the hops, a bready yeast note, a flaked wheat malt taste, and even a bit of metallic mineral flavor from the water. As such, nothing really stands out, except for this beer’s incredible drinkability. Finishes with a taste of hops, semi-dry with a lingering brightness of lemon.

M: The soft carbonation of a real ale is unmistakable here, full and foamy. This is a beer with substance, and enough presence that it goes down more satisfyingly than most low-alcohol beers.

O: Wow, can bottle conditioning really make that much of a difference? I’d like to taste a filtered version of this, but I doubt it’s going to happen; without that comparison, all I can say is that this is an unmistakably enjoyable beer. Cheers!

BarryMFBurton, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of sd123
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

sd123, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of kjrod20
3.5/5  rDev -10%

kjrod20, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of NCbeerpirate
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

NCbeerpirate, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of karlt
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

karlt, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of stumac
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

stumac, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of scootsmal
3.5/5  rDev -10%

scootsmal, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of anhigdon
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

anhigdon, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.5/5  rDev -10%

zeff80, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of JG-90
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a large slightly off white head. Head has good retention and leaves moderate/low lacing. Beer is an extremely hazy golden peach color. Smells of yeast, floral hops, orange rind, lemon, and bready malt.

Most noticable taste is floral hops. Also, orange and lemon rind and just a bit of piney hops. Also tastes of light bread and yeast. Has a light mouthfeel with heavy and slightly biting carbonation. Great taste with this APA, I also am fond of the bottle conditioning and haze. the heavy carbonation is very refreshing and compliments the beer well.

JG-90, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of BeerMeInStl
3.5/5  rDev -10%

BeerMeInStl, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Mattco
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Mattco, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Definitely unfiltered, there's a cloudy thickness to this golden-yellow brew. A fluffy head nearly white in color reaches one finger and is retained well. It leaves nice lacing particularly in a heavy, leggy ring at the top of the glass and summarily by a consistent mixture of patching and spotting.
Grapefruit pops in the aroma with a nice citrus rind element along with a floral element and a soft but zesty lemon note balanced by just a little biscuity malt and maybe a hint of caramel. The citrus hops really shine, though.
A touch of yeast is on the tongue but the focus again is grapefruit and zesty citrus bitterness, with just enough malts to add a good balance with a touch of both sweetness and dryness. A clean sort of grassiness comes in and, even as a hint of mintiness pulls into the finish, adds a nice depth.
It's crisp in a medium body with an unexpected sort of smoothness off an even carbonation.

Brenden, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Jason1337
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Jason1337, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of dwoolley1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

dwoolley1, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of spw109
4/5  rDev +2.8%

spw109, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of TreyIsWilson
4/5  rDev +2.8%

TreyIsWilson, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
3.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright and unfiltered, this orange colored Pale Ale radiates in the light. I absolutely love the coloring but the head was fleeting in a torrent of effervescent bubbling.

The scent is equally brilliant with luscious fruitiness. Huge orange, tangerines, grapefruit, and even lemon sit against a backdrop of light malt and pine.

Where did all the fruit go? I get onions, piney hops and some floral underpinnings but lost all the fruitiness from the scent. Small bit of tangerines at the finish but it does not redeem this for me.

KYGunner, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Gmann
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a small dense white head that settles into a sparse cap.

The aroma is of a musty floral hop, a bit juicy, with a hint of grapefruit rind. The malt is neutral. Nice bright APA aroma.

The flavor is of a juicy floral hop, light like and grass, with some notes of grapefruit. It's a pleasant hop flavor for a pale ale. Not very aggressive just flavorful. The malt is slightly bready.

Moderate feel with prickly carbonation. Well balanced, bright on the palate. Slightly bitter in the finish.

A very good APA. Well balanced with good hop flavor.

Gmann, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev +2.8%

aasher, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Ri0
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

poured 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - A very light foggy golden body with a quick rising white 2 finger head. I forgot to note if there was lacing as I drank this in 2 minutes.

S - Nice hop aroma with some citrus, tropical fruit and a slight hint of pine. Minimal malt is detected.

T - Not as balanced as I like APAs. More dominant on the hops, citrus, tropical and pine flavors with not much in the way of malt. I would prefer there be a better malt backbone in an APA.

M - Light bodied, crisp, and wet. I found this to be too carbonated when it was in my mouth. Just seemed to be too much.

O - Easy drinking and refreshing with good flavor. There are better examples of APAs for the same price point that I prefer.

Ri0, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Tittles
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Tittles, Jun 15, 2013
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,164 ratings.