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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,235
Reviews: 213
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 24
Gots: 189 | FT: 3
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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: 1,235 | Reviews: 213
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Photo of teromous
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Slightly hazy very light golden body with a very robust white head. It has a ton of active carbonation. The color is really light, and is just darker than a pils. Some mild lacing on the glass.

S: The scent fills the room as soon as the beer is poured. Lots of hop aroma, pine-like and a bit of a catty background...but not too pungent.

T: There's a nice crisp bite from the hops that fades rather quickly. It's sort of like squirting a lemon into the mouth really quick. After that there's a rustic bread flavor that is very light.

M: The beer is very light with just the right bitterness and carbonation. It is extremely drinkable. There is some harshness to it, which seems to be a bit more than a usual APA. The body is very light.

O: This beer feels like it has a lot more back-bitterness than many other APA's, and a little less upfront. It is pleasant to drink and I would say that it is above average. The APA range of beers runs the gambit of lighter to heavier hop bitterness. I think this one has a harshness that would be more accepted by IPA drinkers. I do recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Kendo
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is slightly hazy light-golden that appears more yellow or straw-colored when backlit. Small whitish head on top settles fast. Some lace.

S: Nice hoppy nose, full of citrus: grapefruit, lemons and orange peel. Touch of onion/garlic makes me wonder if they use Simcoe or Amarillos.

T: Tastes almost like a witbier - body is light and there's a crispness that goes along with the citrusy hops that makes it drink lighter than expected for an APA. Light crackery malt underneath, then a touch of spiciness (that at times reminds me of the twang of wheat) is finished with lemony, mouth-puckering bitterness. Really almost like a wheat ale in many ways.

M: As noted above, light in heft. Carbonation is active with some sharpness, but fairly fine-bubbled.

O: Good. A nice summery APA, if that makes sense.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of babaracas
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy light amber with rocky white head, big patches of lace. Smell: pineapple, grapefruit, lemon peel are all here but somewhat underrepresented... light biscuity-ness beneath. Taste: lots of hop flavor and nice bitterness...sugared grapefruit, pine, lemon. Mild caramel and dried apricot. Medium bodied with a fluffy feel and semi-prickly carbonation poking through. Nice.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very hazy apricot in color with moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation and some deep golden yellow + orange highlights. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that reduces to a medium to large patch of very thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit/tangerine hops over the top of lighter aromas of pine/resin hops and biscuit malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of biscuit malts underneath stronger flavors of hops - moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit/tangerine and slightly lighter flavors of pine/resin. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: I think this is a really easy to drink and enjoyable beer - I like the hop flavors/aromas and thought this was a nice new beer.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy gold in color, with a nice two-inch head of off-white foam.
Aroma-Pleasant boquet of citrussy hops
Taste-Burst of white grapefruit, citrus rind, floral hop notes. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice flavor and balance. Very nice summer brew!

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from an $11 6-pack. Poured into a tulip.

A: Completely opaque, slightly tawny gold. Big rocky head. Could easily pass for a saison. Very promising.

S: Big tropical grapefruit and pineapple flavors. The best-smelling APA I've experienced.

T: Less explosion than the nose indicates. Citrus flavors are there, but more muted. Slightly, pleasantly bitter back end. Very easy drinking.

M: Somewhat light-bodied. Moderately carbonated. Soft. Drymouthmaking.

O: Live is a new entry to the New Orleans market. Seemed superior on tap, but this is a very, very good APA which is not far qualitatively from the West Coast paragons of the style, SNPA and Anchor Liberty. Quintessential hot-weather fare, and very sessionable at 5.5%.

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