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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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very good

1,172 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,172
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 19
Gots: 141 | 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:
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(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of KYGunner
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of Gmann
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Ri0
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of utopiajane
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a rich gold with an orange hue and slight haze. Frothy eggshell white head that fell off rocky to a cap and collar and left lace all over the glass. Nose is fantastic and tropical. Sweet like candy with light tangerine, orange, grassy, floral and perfumey hops. Malt is sugary sweet, deep with bread and honey. A little yeast on the nose to delight you further. Drinks so well. Smooth, light, sweet pine and orange. Earthy and dry. Plenty of malt depth it has a pilsner like grain that lets you know this is beer not candy. Very easy with a touch of oily bitter on the back palate. This is a full and indulgent ale from Southern Tier.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of obrike
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A buddy brought me a single. Good guy he is.

Light amber pour, a bit cloudy with a soft white head...lovely lacing on this one...actually looks a bit like a hefe.

Digging the scent...Lots of citrus and tropical hops. Malt on the backend.

Taste follows, but feels a bit on the lighter side. Certainly an easy drinker for hot summer months.

A nice pale ale from a very good brewery.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 1,172 ratings.