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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

2,059 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 2,059
Reviews: 903
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 37
Gots: 93 | 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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Molson2000

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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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-18-2012 16:30:36 | More by barneysdad
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MarkSmithVT

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

09-18-2012 00:53:15 | More by MarkSmithVT
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cde1218

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-17-2012 00:00:01 | More by cde1218
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-16-2012 03:15:52 | More by Rod_J
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-15-2012 19:22:04 | More by AntLeatherface
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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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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-15-2012 00:05:26 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

09-14-2012 20:07:45 | More by Brushkanna
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desperado28

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-13-2012 01:47:29 | More by desperado28
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BeerB4Water

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-12-2012 00:01:58 | More by BeerB4Water
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-11-2012 19:41:52 | More by ystazi
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StJamesGate

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber gold with a thin layer of eggshell foam that fades quick but rims and leaves webs of lace. Resiny hops, tangerine and mango on the nose with a deep underlying layer syrupy orange jam.
Sponge cake, papaya and marmalade with pine sap, orange rind and tropical flower nectar.
Orange oil finish and bittersweet honeycomb linger. Medium, chewy, clingy, oily.

April 9th born-on date, so not jumping with freshness but not past it, either. The hops make themselves known but not punishingly so (unlike, say, Flower Power from a couple of counties over) which has more to do, I think, with East Coast style than any age on it. Significant sweetness, making this quite big, which along with the strength pushes it towards a 1 1/2 IPA, killing the drinkability along the way.

Want to love this, but merely like it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 00:14:46 | More by StJamesGate
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NOLAHopquest

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-09-2012 02:34:28 | More by NOLAHopquest
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brentblack1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

09-07-2012 01:20:07 | More by brentblack1
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-06-2012 07:37:11 | More by mdagnew
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pbass78

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-05-2012 16:29:42 | More by pbass78
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alemiester

New York

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

09-05-2012 15:27:24 | More by alemiester
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kb2250

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-05-2012 12:40:28 | More by kb2250
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bassmantony330

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-05-2012 04:46:24 | More by bassmantony330
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heizerbjj

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-02-2012 21:56:35 | More by heizerbjj
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

09-01-2012 08:33:20 | More by William123
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vwalker


3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-31-2012 13:09:01 | More by vwalker
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 2,059 ratings.