IPA (India Pale Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
A- Pours a cloudy deep gold color. I honestly can't tell if the cloudiness is from lack of filtration or chill haze, but I'd lean towards chill haze. 2 finger cap of foam has amazing retention, along with superb lacing. Better head than a $5k hooker...
S- big time hops, dry papery grains, very slight aspirin medicinal dryness, and a touch of malt caramel notes. Very nice.
F- Holy citrusy hops batman! Seriously huge citrus hops, on the front, back and middle. Excepeptional complexity of hops, even within the "citrus" category. Malt flavors are promient on the finish, and can almost become cloying towards the end. Incredible flavor and balance.
M- Thick and creamy for the style. Damn close to perfect.
D- Overall great, but inconsistent.
I generally love this beer, but it isn't perfect. A touch less sweetness or less crystal malts would go a long way in making this more drinkable. Secondly, I feel that I've have many sublime sixpacks of this beer, and many that were just so so. Consistency would be greatly appreciated, but as it lays, this is a solid beer worth picking up.
Serving type: bottle
11-12-2010 02:44:25 | More by phisig137
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