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88
very good

991 Ratings
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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 18
Gots: 79 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bang on APA. Recent bottle from Premiere. Citrus hop flavour is smooth and subdued. Gigantic head and good lacing with light orange body. Mild orange citrus aroma. Good hop taste without being an IPA. Excellent drinkability, and excellent subdued carbonation appreciated.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:33:48 | More by Sammy
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden amber color. The head is a two finger white shade with a frothy-looking texture. It doesn't have the best retention in the world, either.

S: There are some decent tropical qualities on the nose. I also note touches of grass, pine, and grapefruit. Aromatically, it's hardly explosive, just oh-so-pleasant.

T: It's initially mildly bitter, with notes of piny hops and a bit of mango. I particularly enjoy the midtaste and its subtle fruit esters. The finish sees a return of piny bitterness. What it lacks in excitement it makes up for in drinkability.

M: I think it's a hair too fizzy and sharp on the back end - otherwise, I have little to complain about here, as the light, dry texture makes it eminently drinkable.

O: Very easy to like. Granted, it's not a fresh bottle, but beggars can't be choosers, really. This really works well as simple refreshment.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 22:29:16 | More by ThisWangsChung
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goldenM13

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-29-2013 19:56:24 | More by goldenM13
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-29-2013 02:23:43 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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SDG1070

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-28-2013 22:42:22 | More by SDG1070
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deonreds

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-28-2013 05:02:37 | More by deonreds
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We pour a brew of goldenrod coloring into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a three finger head of cakey, off white bubbles, showing great retention. Sticky patterns of lacing are left around the glass as it slowly goes. The mildest haze cuts through the clarity, and no yeast or sediment made its way into the glasses. Carbonation appears to be light. The nose is big with citric and hugely perfumy floral hops, toasty pale malts, freshly washed strawberries, white sugar, bubblegum esters, Valencia orange and red grapefruit flesh, light tinny metallics, and lemon drop candy sweetness. Authentic honey smack comes out with warmth, along with much more orangey fruitiness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is as equally as bright, juicy, and fruity as the aroma, with excellent balance throughout. As we sip, grapefruity hops, crisp pale and distantly wheaty malts, pineapple and mango fruitiness, and balancing bitterness of lemon and orange peel, and further bittered earthy hops start things off. The taste comes to a peak with a more malty predominance, with lightly browned pale malts, softer floral hops, pineapple sweetness, light alcohol, and tin. The finishing wash shows a mix of vegetal greens, mossy earthiness, floral and citric hoppiness, even pale malts, juicy bubblegum sweetness, and a final wash of orange flesh. The aftertaste breathes of mineral, chalky yeastiness, pale malts, light muckiness of grain, bittered citric hops, and that maintained tropical fruit juiciness. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is on the low side of high. The mouth is cooled and lightly coated with foam, with eventual astringency of booze and citrus pucker down the hard palate. Each sip gives nice slurp, froth, cream, smack, and pop. The abv is appropriate, and drinkability is quite high.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was its freshness through both the nose and the flavoring. The aroma opened things up beautifully, with hearty hoppiness and perfumy floral hops. This was balanced with just the right amount of sweetness of malt and juiciness of authentic fruit, making it highly inviting. The sip follows perfectly, striking that same balance of fullness and cleanliness. If anything, things are a bit light, but this is an excellent beer from a great brewery, and exceeded our expectations.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 00:13:04 | More by TheBrewo
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musicman7070

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2013 23:57:39 | More by musicman7070
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Wrigfen

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-27-2013 23:24:59 | More by Wrigfen
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-27-2013 17:30:42 | More by Giantspace
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PsilohsaiBiN

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Not much head, hazy, unfiltered amber kinda like a wheat beer or something.

Smell: Coriander, subtle hops, subtle honey.

Taste: Nice, easy drinking and balanced pale. Could definitely session this in Summer for sure. It's subtle in terms of hops, malt and the this subtle honey/wheaty sweetness I'm getting. If you weren't paying attention, you'd think it was just another lame pale, but everything is blended so nicely, you almost don't notice.

Mouthfeel: Nice aggressive and carby mouthfeel from the conditioning. Nice.

Overall: Not the most interesting Pale Ale, but definitely worth a try. It's brewed well and balanced nicely. Southern Tier Rocks!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2013 00:57:35 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
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foureyedgeek

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-26-2013 23:58:52 | More by foureyedgeek
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-26-2013 13:58:34 | More by tdmccarthy
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-26-2013 01:08:35 | More by OldhouseRecs
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metter98

New York

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is quite hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down but consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some notes of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of fresh citrusy and pine resin hops along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really enjoyed the aroma and flavors of the hops in this beer—they were both strong like an IPA but the beer was very easy to drink and didn't have too much in the way of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:23:34 | More by metter98
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-25-2013 11:03:53 | More by Rekrule
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htdoerge

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

04-25-2013 03:37:16 | More by htdoerge
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-25-2013 00:48:41 | More by skaboom420
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from tap at tap and mallet in Rochester ny. Pours a hazy golden - bottle condition. Nice hop aromas. Lots of citrus and some biscuit malt. Great citrus hop flavor...with a great biscuit balance. Its a bit tart but otherwise a nice brew and a solid pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 00:36:41 | More by DrinkSlurm
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spedprof

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-24-2013 22:41:48 | More by spedprof
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-24-2013 17:23:17 | More by plumcrazyfx
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Date of bottling is 02/27/13.

Appearance: Pours a hazy copper golden orange with a lot of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of lacing clinging to the glass.

Smell: A bright and crisp hop forward aroma with lots of citrus fruit esters. Citrus hops upfront with big hints of orange, grapefruit, mango, apricot, pineapple, tangerine, and lemon. Also some hints of grassy and piney hops. Sweet malt balance comes through with hints of bready biscuit, wheat grains, lively yeast, cracker, and some spicy rye. Nicely balanced. A really nice and zesty juicy aroma.

Taste: Follows the nose well, a crisp and zesty taste with lots of citrus fruit flavor. Hoppy upfront with notes of juicy orange, pineapple, grapefruit, mango, apricot, tangerine, and lemon zest. Some earthy grassy and piney hop notes in the mix as well. Midway comes a solid bready malt balance with notes of biscuit, wheat grains, cracker, the live yeast, and some rye. A really solid juicy and balanced taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, juicy, drying, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good American Pale Ale. Very good citrus flavor with a solid malt balance. One of the better takes on the style in a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 06:31:46 | More by MattyG85
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-24-2013 06:27:28 | More by megamass
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright yellowish gold color with a big frothy white head. The head gives way to a little bit of lace on the glass. The aroma you can smell as you get close, pineapple, oranges, lemons and a little bready malt at the very back. The taste follows suit pineapple, mango, oranges and lemons fill the first part of the beer with a bready malt end. The taste is very well blended and very smooth. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall this is a very solid beer, it is a nice beer that you can enjoy multiply beers. Smooth and easy drinking.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 15:56:38 | More by goblue3509
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

04-22-2013 23:34:26 | More by Kerrie
Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.