IPA (India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by JohnL9013:
4.05/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A solid IPA from Southern Tier. It's basically like a mini-unearthly IPA, so if you liked that, you'll love this.
A: IPA's really don't vary much in appearance. A Hazy orange/golden color.
S: A balanced nose, more balanced that I expected, like the unearthly.
T: So here's the deal. This beer, for a six-pack, costs exactly $1 less than a six-pack of Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. My remark to my friend when drinking this was "You can sure taste that dollar". Are the hops there? Yes, and they're fresh and well presented. Is there some malt to balance? Yes, more than enough. It lends the beer a really good drinkability, but slightly outweighs the hops. The Southern Tier IPA just lacks the extra oomph the Two-Hearted Ale has... that beer turns the hops up to 11 and has, in my opinion, the perfect balance of malt. The Southern Tier is extremely similar, but it has slightly more malt and the hops are just not as good in flavor or rich in smell.
M: Excellent mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
D: Souther Tier makes extremely drinkable IPA's.
Overall, despite my less than excellent rating of this beer, I don't discount the fact that it's an excellent brew and certainly would be a very worthy backup in the case that I couldn't get the Bell's Two Hearted Ale wherever I end up in the future.
Serving type: bottle
11-14-2009 06:31:45 | More by JohnL9013
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3.93/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pour 12oz bottle into New Belgium globe
A-Pours a clear golden yellow with a big white fluffy head that never quite goes away.
S-Aroma is light floral hops and honey.
T-The taste is light, crisp and refreshing. There’s some floral and citrus flavors.
M-Mouthfeel has bitterness is pretty tame. A little oily, resin sort of flavor.
O-Overall super easy to drink, better than average IPA.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 22:41:48 | More by reebtaerG
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 1,836 ratings.