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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
87
very good

2,254 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 2,254
Reviews: 912
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 42
Gots: 177 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Tryumphestartsfl, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Xithyl, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

nefelim, Mar 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BeerCon5, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dphillips, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

HATS4BATS, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of MACO
4/5  rDev +4.4%

MACO, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/23/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, pine, orange rind, light honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, floral, pine, orange rind, light caramel, light bread, and floral earthiness. Good amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, pine, light caramel, light bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a sticky and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with pretty much zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice IPA! Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. No complaints at all, very well done.

superspak, Mar 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

JoeyG, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden color with thick white head in DFH IPA glass.

Smell grapefruit and pine with hints of malt.

Taste is well balanced with lots of nice pine notes and malt. Lots of bitterness lingers on the palate.

Overall this is an excellent IPA. I would describe this as more of a DIPA.

TrappistJohnMD, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BigGruntyThirst, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Heritage02Rider, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ChrisL24481, Mar 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

GoGata, Mar 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

jameyp, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

timiskin, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of JaredM
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: An apple cider like appearance with about one finger of an eggshell colored head.

S: Nice earthy/piney hop aroma followed up by citrus (grapefruit).

T: Piney hop taste and bitterness right away (bitterness lingers). Citrus flavors round out the end which gives it a nice finish. I can taste a bit of the alcohol at the end. This has a great flavor.

M: Light to medium feel. Just right.

O: Awesome beer. This has been one of my favorite IPAs (and not because this is brewed a few hours away from me) that I've had. I love the East Coast style of IPA which seems to focus more on the earthy piney hop flavors than on the citrus.

JaredM, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Ralphs66, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Lisicjm, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Hopmodium, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ryanpj, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Happyhopper, Mar 07, 2013
IPA (India Pale Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 2,254 ratings.