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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

2,071 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,071
Reviews: 904
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 38
Gots: 98 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John on 03-24-2003)
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-05-2012 19:44:46 | More by show6397
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ceberly

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

10-04-2012 23:55:13 | More by ceberly
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Houser

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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slim2043

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-30-2012 19:02:18 | More by slim2043
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hirliman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-30-2012 01:51:21 | More by hirliman
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-30-2012 01:44:21 | More by comfortablynirm
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gshackles

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-29-2012 14:38:42 | More by gshackles
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-26-2012 19:07:54 | More by bucketofheads
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-24-2012 20:52:05 | More by jjd315
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thebrood1987

New Jersey

4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nice herbal floral scents with a nice bready malt. A floral and herbal taste and bitterness throughout with a nice bready malt sweetness that mixes in with the bitterness really well. I'm also picking up on some green apple.

The bitterness is nice and this seems like session beer and cant even taste the alcohol or even seem like a 7 percent beer wow. Southern Tier keeps impressing me and this is the up and coming biggest brewery to watch out for.

Get this beer if you want a session IPA with a really nice herbal floral bitterness. It doesnt really have citrus or grapefruit in there is very herbal. So if you like that definitely get this beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2012 03:52:03 | More by thebrood1987
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a clear medium amber colored beer with a one finger white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a nice level of lacing.

Smell – The smell was heaviest of a citrus and pine hop aroma. Mixed with the hoppy smells were notes of light (pear and peach) and tropical fruits.

Taste – The taste begins a bit on the sweeter side, with some of the citrus that was detected in the nose being upfront in the taste. As the flavor advances the pine hop taste makes it arrival known and begins bitter the overall taste of the beer. As it furthers the taste is met with flavors of an herbal nature, which in the end leave a more crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the average side for both creaminess as well as carbonation. Fairly good for the style; both drinkable as well as good for bringing out the hoppier flavors.

Overall – Overall a good IPA. Not too strong and too light and quite easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 01:09:23 | More by Darkmagus82
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scootsmal

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-21-2012 16:08:42 | More by scootsmal
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

09-20-2012 22:44:36 | More by Molson2000
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mttdls

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-19-2012 18:10:53 | More by mttdls
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

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Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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SouljaSaia17

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This Southern Tier IPA pours a deep hazy orange color with a thick soapy, bright white head that leaves some decent lacing. Lots of carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass as well.

S: Aroma consists of strong pine and citrus, very characteristic of what an IPA should smell like. I also get a smell of some clove, honey and a little bit of banana.

T: Very earthy up front with the taste consisting of grapefruit at first, then blending in to that pine/citrus blend. Get some grassy notes towards the end which is complimented by honey and spice. The after taste does have a dry yeast feel, but its not as strong as one would expect.

M: Very citrus feel, basic IPA characteristics with moderate carbonation. Easy to drink and the alcohol is not noticed with all of the flavors.

O: A very nice, strong, IPA. Has the hop bite that you hope for from the style, but isnt dominate by any one ingredient. Very well blended and is a drink one, drink six type of beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 05:40:24 | More by SouljaSaia17
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Pennsylvania

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IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,071 ratings.