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88
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1,028 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,028
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 18
Gots: 93 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rab53 on 10-30-2012)
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Bottle > Pint Glass, (Also had on tap)
A - Pours a slightly hazed yellow, big 2 finger white head, and good lacing.
S - Not a whole lot goin on in the aroma area, but some nice light malt, citrus, and a hint of wheat.
T - Good flavor, a great balance of citrus hops, some real light fresh bread malt, a touch of pine.
M - Nothing extravagant but very refreshing.
O - Great pale ale, just in time for summer, kind of a minor step up from P&M but I could drink this all year round, but especially in summer.

EDIT: Having this multiple times, including on tap, this beer is just stupid good for and APA, unbelievably refreshing, flavorful, and definitely sessionable.

04-07-2013 20:40:19 | More by Omnium
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Tianjoja

New York

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%

A - Hay colored orange/yellow. Mine hand a foaming 1 finger head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S - Sweet malty smell with subtle citrus notes

T - Again sweet malts, very pleasant orange and mild grapefruit. Light bitterness. Well balanced.

M - Medium/Light. Not overly carbonated but bubbles dance on the tounge.

O - The store I go to (shout out to Syosset Beverage on Long Island). Lets me pick single bottles out of a six pack and basically build my own 6er. I saw this and never saw it before so I picked one up to try. What a pleasant surprise. I will definitely go back and pick up a full 6 pack of this stuff. It's a great spring/summer session brew. It does come off more like a light IPA instead of a Pale Ale. I just started homebrewing and I really appreciate the fact that it is bottle conditioned. When you pour it in a glass you can see the little yeast cake in the bottom of the bottle so if thats not your thing you should be extra careful on the pour.

Overall a very nice beer that I will buy throughout the spring/summer season. Great Job Southern Tier !!! <3

04-06-2013 18:09:09 | More by Tianjoja
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

Curious about this one. Pours a nice, thick head. Light colored in my shaker pint glass. smells terrific. Citrus hops. Tastes the same. Big favors, almost an IPA really. This is basically a delicious session able IPA. I'll enjoy many more of these this summer. Dig Southern Tier.

04-06-2013 13:02:54 | More by DrStiffington
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-06-2013 02:34:38 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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GreenJetta912

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%

A: golden pale color, half finger of head, good retention
S: good malty christmas with hints of lemon and orange
T: great balance, it's your typical pale ale flavor with a little tiny orange cream-sicle thing going on
MF: crisp and a little sweet and creamy
Overall: great beer, good purchase

04-06-2013 01:13:39 | More by GreenJetta912
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-06-2013 01:03:35 | More by oldvines
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mmulleavey

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-05-2013 23:23:23 | More by mmulleavey
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-05-2013 19:42:10 | More by billab914
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acevenom

Louisiana

3.66/5  rDev -6.2%

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours golden with a lasting white head and lots of visible carbonation. The aroma is of citrus and malt. It's a fairly clean smelling beer. The taste follows the nose mostly. I get the citrus, though it's mostly orange as well as some lemon. I also get the light breadiness from the malt. There's some back end biterness that is fairly mild. It's a bit like some bitter orange on the back end. The body is fairly light with strong carbonation. The beer drinks very smoothly due to all the carbonation. This is a good beer.

04-05-2013 03:49:11 | More by acevenom
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Milkysunshine

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2013 23:20:17 | More by Milkysunshine
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

04-04-2013 22:19:48 | More by BigTrubble
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elec

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-04-2013 20:23:02 | More by elec
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Wortman1998

New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-04-2013 16:40:37 | More by Wortman1998
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-04-2013 11:16:46 | More by virinow
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PapiMagnum

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9%

04-04-2013 04:00:08 | More by PapiMagnum
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mattbk

New York

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%

A - Light golden/slightly orange color, fairly carbonated, slightly cloudy. Nice lacing on the glass.
S - Overwhelming orange, slightly grapefruit aroma. Not crazy overpowering though, very nice, just a little bit of sweetness.
T - Very good, again, mostly orange, slightly grapefruit, not overpowering bitterness, some nice light sweetness for balance. Refreshing, very drinkable, very good flavor, really quite enjoying this beer. Only ding might be that the bitterness is almost leaning towards an IPA, but it isn't overwhelming.
M - Medium-light mouthfeel, could be a bit fuller here. But not really that off.
O - Not overwhelmingly complex, but definitely very flavorful and very drinkable. This will be perfect in the summer, already planning on a six pack. One of STBC's better offerings. Nice job!

04-04-2013 01:04:07 | More by mattbk
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-04-2013 00:42:43 | More by THECPJ
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MrBoh

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.1%

04-03-2013 22:26:05 | More by MrBoh
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.1%

A - clear, bright orange with a thick layer of dense, off white head that has good retention

S - big citrusy aroma, oranges and grapefruit, some sweetness

T - faint semi-sweet malt, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, very mild piney bitter finish

M - clean, crisp, medium bodied

This is a very nice, refreshing APA that has tremendous drinkability. This is a sessionable ale with enough hop character to keep you interested through several bottles. I would like to keep some of this on hand for my new "any occasion" beer.

04-03-2013 18:22:27 | More by tdm168
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Pale gold with 1 fingers of white head. Cloudy with heavy carbonation.

Nose
Papaya, tangerine, lemon, pineapple and candy sugar.

Taste
Papaya, pineapple and tangerine. Lemon pith, pale candy sugars and notes of bread. Finishes with honeydew and hints of pine needle.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Spot on for the new breed of American Pale Ales!

04-03-2013 13:34:47 | More by justintcoons
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tviz33

New York

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%

12 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass.

A- The body is a pretty transparent gold color with some orange hues. A small amount of bubbles float up towards one inch of head which quickly recedes to a half finger cap of frothy foam.

S- The smell is quite enjoyable and noticeably balanced. Lots of sour citrus, but also a good sweet malt component.

T- Clean, light and refreshing taste. Just enough hops to give it some character, and finishes very grassy. This is easy to consume for sure.

M- Medium to light body and crisp.

O- Overall, this was just plain enjoyable. Nothing stood out that made it spectacular, but that's what I like about it. Adequate flavor without being overdone.

04-02-2013 02:57:52 | More by tviz33
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CHADMC3

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Pours a pale, straw colored, golden body beneath the foamy white head which is pretty consistent and leaves a sticky ring of lacing around the glass.

Light straw and grassy hop notes rise from the glass. A touch floral and herbal and just very fresh.

Flavors are similar offering straw and grass with fresh hops and wheat.

This brew offers a lighter body with medium carbonation and a crisp, fresh finish.

Another nice beer from ST with great flavor and aromas which are fresh and distinct.

04-01-2013 01:08:34 | More by CHADMC3
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oberon

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured into a nonic a clear lighter dull golden with a fluffy,sticky one finger white crown atop,the bottle says to decant into a glass,I saw no need.Aromas of grassy/herbal hops over top of nutty malt,not real big but pleasant nose wise.Herbal notes along with a tinge of red onion on the palate,a little tea and mint is noticable,a firm lightly sweet nutty biscuit base holds up to the hops.This a nice APA not gigantic hops but a minty herbal approach that makes it really drinkable,the maltiness is big enough for non hopheads to like this beer as well.Nice job here.

03-31-2013 21:35:02 | More by oberon
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-31-2013 17:46:57 | More by woodchipper
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csurowiec

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-31-2013 16:44:30 | More by csurowiec
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