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88
very good

1,042 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,042
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 18
Gots: 95 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -13.3%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a thick white head of two finger height. The head, being thick, retains very well, slowly fading over time to leave a medium level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a grainy and light wheat aroma mixed with some aromas of lemon citrus and a bit of grapefruit. Beyond the lemon and grapefruit hop smells are some notes of pine and herbal hops giving a moderately hoppy aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a muted grain taste of some wheat and smooth malt. There is a light level of orange sweetness upfront which quickly decays as flavors of lemon and grapefruit hop come to the tongue. Some more grainy flavors as well as some taste of a more earthy and herbal hop taste come to the tongue. In the end, with the mix of more dry malt and hop flavors, one is left with a dry and medium hop bitter flavor lingering on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average to maybe just above average. Fairly fitting for the style and it is a good compromise between keeping it on the more refreshing side, while also allowing the malty and hop flavors to be more fully sensed by the taste buds.

Overall – A decent brew overall. A little on the drier side for a APA for me with a slightly unbalanced hop flavor (It is just a combination of hop that leaves a rather strange aftertaste). Even so it is still somewhat tasty and a good one to try as I think may would enjoy it..

05-18-2013 01:33:12 | More by Darkmagus82
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Mcooly

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2013 01:21:23 | More by Mcooly
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

This was a welcome change of pace after the somewhat disappointing Dampf Loc. Hazy lighter amber pour, with a medium-sized, foamy, white head that receded to a thin layer, but never completely disappeared, and left some spotty lacing on the glass. Nice aroma crisp with fresh hops, pale malts and a bit of toastiness as well. More of the same in the taste, a good balance, fresh grassy and citrus hops, with a biscuity pale malt base. Simple and tasty. Light-medium body, easily drinkable, and worth revisiting.

05-18-2013 01:12:28 | More by Rifugium
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-18-2013 00:53:16 | More by DaKur
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Golden hue. Pours into a very large, bubbly, white head. Large bubbles of effervescence rise to the surface. Settles quickly and unevenly, leaving some dry sticky residue behind as it does. Decent sticky, spotty lacing.

S: Pine resin, honey, and orange.

T: Woody malt. Punchy hops, bitter pecan shells with maybe a little tea leaf.

M: Syrupy, with a bitter hop.

D: Not much resistance, but sip and savor.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice golden orange hue with a giant head, and some decent lacing. Nose is full pine resin, with a little honey and citrus. Woody flavor with bitter punchy hops and a tinge of sweet and savory. Overall, this is pretty good quaff.

05-18-2013 00:50:31 | More by bmwats
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%

12oz bottle poured into a can glass

A pale yellow body with a touch of orange through the core. The bone white cap rises two+ fingers and retreats slowly. Clingy spider web lacing inside the glass.

Papaya, mango, white grapefruit, and tangerines in a burst out of the glass. A fairly straightforward malt profile; wheat, light cereal sweetness.

On the palate, soft tropical fruit lend a bit of a juicy sweetness up front before the malts carry through the middle. Wheat, white bread, and a touch of cereal sweetness. The finish is a rush of tropical fruits. Papaya, mango, grapefruit, and tangerines with a mild bitterness.

Light bodied with good carbonation. There is a powdery element to the grain that is a little off-putting, but not enough to make this a bad beer.

A very tasty, super easy to drink APA. Solid tropical hop profile and a mild bitterness. This was a pleasant surprise.

05-17-2013 15:06:40 | More by ColForbinBC
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-17-2013 14:50:25 | More by twenty5
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raffy313

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-17-2013 03:38:04 | More by raffy313
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lic217

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-16-2013 22:56:50 | More by lic217
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mverity

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-16-2013 20:59:27 | More by mverity
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djre4orm

Virginia

2/5  rDev -48.7%

05-16-2013 20:40:03 | More by djre4orm
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-16-2013 16:20:28 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-16-2013 16:00:42 | More by leftstagebrew
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Eastside151

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-16-2013 03:30:21 | More by Eastside151
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a thin off white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of bready malt and piney and grassy hops, light orange citrus and pineapple. Mild, but nice. Flavor of biscuit malt, grassy and lightly piney hops, light citrus, finishing with grassy hop bitterness and lingering biscuit malt. Light bodied. A nice, pale ale with no stand out features, but pleasant and well balanced.

05-16-2013 00:44:21 | More by LiquidAmber
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

This pours a cloudy, golden yellow color with a foamy, beige head. There is a decent amount of citrus and hops in the aroma. This is perhaps a little more watery than I was expecting but it still delivers a great pale ale flavor. Drinks very smoothing making it a great summer beer that doesn’t taste like water. Finishes a little sweet and malty, pretty unique stuff.

05-15-2013 20:38:13 | More by Lemke10
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hopkrid

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-15-2013 15:53:05 | More by hopkrid
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

12 oz bottle into pils glass. DOB 02/26/13.

A: hazed. orange for sure. slightly off-white head is tightly bubbled. retention is good and lacing is spotted.

S: certainly hoppy aroma. sweet, but mild orange-like smell. bitterness is there too. malt as well. balanced.

T: a mildly floral hop flavor starts things off. slightly citrus. a decent orange peel flavor and bitterness. finish brings a malt chewiness, a little bit of vanilla.

M: carb is moderate. medium bodied.

D: not too shabby. nothing thunderous, but certainly not a bad brew. just lacking that umph that I enjoy my favorite pale ales. maybe this is better a bit fresher, but mine isn't that old at 2.5 months, especially for a bottled conditioned brew.

05-15-2013 03:41:51 | More by Jimmys
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-14-2013 21:10:23 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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Chegui

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

05-14-2013 20:05:01 | More by Chegui
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smutty33

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-14-2013 17:12:40 | More by smutty33
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-14-2013 15:54:43 | More by KevinGordon
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DanE

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-14-2013 11:36:54 | More by DanE
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brewtus

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9%

05-14-2013 03:39:27 | More by brewtus
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Took me long enough to locate DOB, but it says 2/25/13, so Live has had three months of bottle conditioning.

Decanted in snifter, slowly, so not much head at all. The color is great, though: bright creamsicle orange/yellow, hazy but hold light really well. Significant floating particles.

As soon as the bottle is opened, I get this tart/crisp citrus aroma, but there is something else I can't quite put my finger on. It's sort of natural and wheaty/grassy, but also a little sweet.

Taste is almost identical, literally. Light zesty citrus up front, some pine in the middle, and subtle honey sweetness on the end. Reminds me of ginseng tea, for some reason.

Feels nice. Smooth but crisp and very refreshing; perhaps sessionable.

Overall this is a really unique IPA, and one I'd love to try several more times. Cheers.

05-14-2013 01:19:22 | More by rodlavers
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