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Live - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,200
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 23
Gots: 155 | 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

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Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of gr0g
4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber in color, a bit hazy. Very nice head formation and retention aided by bottle conditioning. Scattered lacing. Aroma is very hop forward with a floral and tropical character. It's not at all pungent as in an IPA. Definitely smells like Citra and/or Simcoe is in here. Passion fruit and mango notes.

On the palate, there's a pleasant hoppiness atop a light malt body. Citrusy, a bit fruity, and some cracker-like grain character. More of a grassy, slightly piney hop character towards the dry finish. Calibrated for warm weather refreshment while still having plenty of flavor. Smooth, slick mouthfeel resulting from a very soft carbonation.

Southern Tier has a top notch APA on their hands here. Much more impressive than their higher gravity beers. I'll definitely be picking this up again.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.38/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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..

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of bmwats
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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

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.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Lemke10
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Live from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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