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IPA (India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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IPA (India Pale Ale)IPA (India Pale Ale)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

2,369 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,369
Reviews: 935
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 49
Gots: 287 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John on 03-24-2003

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Ratings: 2,369 | Reviews: 935
Photo of puboflyons
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 6, 2015.

The pour is orange-amber with a lingering cream colored head.

Pleasant and subtle grassy, earthy, and light citrus aromas along with a vague pale malt character.

Lighter body but semi-smooth.

Interesting apple or pear fruitiness kicks in that I did not pick up on the nose. Otherwise balanced nicely with a modest but lingering grassy hop bitterness.

Photo of 50marathons
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice IPA. Great flavor. Could use a little more malt flavor to balance it out.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good when fresh! But this stuff tends to hang around the shelves

Photo of teromous
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Hazy body with medium hues of orange and gold with a fluffy thick white head that stick to the glass well enough to leave good lacing.

Aroma: There's a distinct marriage of pine and tangerine aromas. It's not especially fresh smelling but it smells good.

Taste: There is a light sweet caramel flavor that is eventually met by a very faint taste of orange pith and some grass.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice dry mouthfeel but it feels pretty shy on bitterness.

Overall: It's a pretty average IPA. I would buy it if I was in the store just looking for something quick and tasty, but it's not going to cut it if I want that big bold fresh hop flavor.

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge citrus rindy flavors. But good.

Photo of claytong25
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Average to say the least. To give this IPA a little credit I drank a few outdated ones just because that was what came in my SOuthern Tier variety pack. Ill update this review once I drink one that is more fresh but for now its not one that I like

Photo of AAG
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very average IPA. Too piny in taste. Head was disappointing after an aggressive pour from the bottle. After having the opportunity to taste a wide variety of IPAs, this one is very average.

Photo of mmckeon3
4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For very reasonable price, this IPA is a great value very smooth taste

Photo of HamdenHector
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: clear; burnt orange in color; 1+ finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; OK lacing;

S: earthy and floral;

T: there's a bit of mint in the background from start to finish; floral comes to the front at mid-palate and stays to the end; moderate bitterness from mid-palate;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not a lot in the aroma or flavor to get excited about;

Photo of Robertitus
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing, first nitro IPA for me at Yard House, Houston, TX

Photo of Devil_Doc
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it at the Yard House on Nitro... absolutely fantastic as a Nitro! An IPA on Nitro is amazingly delicious!!!

Photo of Archdale74
2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not hoppy enough, I'll have to try one of their other offerings

Photo of Cylinsier
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce.

Pours a mostly clear amber gold, white lacing for a head.

Smells of fresh citrusy and floral hops over bready malt. Some clover honey.

Honey and bread malts, and a varied hop flavor that touches on citrus, floral, and woody.

Medium to full body with tingly carbonation throughout.

Very nice drinkable IPA. Above average on all points and really nothing to complain about. The 2X version is better but richer while this goes down a little smoother and would pair with food better. Definitely something that could become a go-to for IPA drinkers.

Photo of Dyldey
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid up-front with a good taste. Goes down without a hitch but leaves a little empty spot on the back end. 7.5 in the engine so no complaints. Overall I like it but the double IPA they make is bezerk.

Photo of Tred420
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had a great time with this one. The aftertaste was fantastic.

Photo of Beergod50
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consistently good IPA. I find myself stocking it in greater quantities and drinking it more frequently than the competing IPA's that I keep on hand. One of my absolute favorites. I'm happy to say it seems to be growing in broad distribution in Central New York. Distinct happy taste and smell. Fresh consistent taste.

Photo of Sts54
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Really like this beer, great taste.

Photo of Morecuamanyc
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very good beer overall , I really enjoyed it

Photo of Robmgm
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber color, hoppy smell, sweet and bitter taste, full flavor, great IPA

Photo of javitale
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Will never get it again unless its the only think, still its drinkable.

Photo of bmeehan
2.97/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Meh. This was the first IPA I ever tried and while I still don't love them, I've had a few that I enjoyed more than this one.

Photo of julieg
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Basic - bitter citrus - IPA

Photo of rjs246
4/5  rDev +4.4%

This is a very good IPA that tastes very similar to other very good east coast IPAs. I would drink it again in a heartbeat but wouldn't be compelled to go out of my way for it.

Photo of joe12pk
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Poured into a glass.
This starts nice with citrus and fruits - then BAM!- I am being pummeled by pine. Quite a disturbing turn of events. This could of been a great beer if there was only a whisper of pine. At 7.3 ABV and only $7.99 a six pack, it will get you sloshed for a reasonable price. If, on the other hand, you wish to have a pleasant buzz & a decent brew, just get a familiar friend and skip this mess.

Photo of Miket13
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really good IPA. Great flavor and nice most places have this for sale.

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,369 ratings.