2XONE - Equinox (2015) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2XONE - Equinox (2015)2XONE - Equinox (2015)
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3.86/5
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117 Ratings
2XONE - Equinox (2015)2XONE - Equinox (2015)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We challenged ourselves to do something radical with this 2X Seasonal offering, simplifying to the most basic ingredients: one variety of hop and one type of malt. Yes, a single varietal double India Pale Ale. And since it is a seasonal beer, we change the pairing each year for a truly singular experience. The 2015 version uses Equinox hops and Superior Pale malt.

Added by Patches826 on 12-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
117
pDev:
8.81%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by justintcoons:
Photo of justintcoons
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Light gold with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity with light carbonation.

Nose
Candied papaya, wintergreen, and Juicy Fruit gum.

Taste
Wintergreen, mint, Juicy Fruit gum, and earthy pine. Candied papaya, honey, and honeydew melon. Finishes with earthy florals, pine needle, and hints of onion.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, juicy, and semi-dry with a medium-light bitterness.

Overall
Very mint forward with some mixed fruits and earthy tones thrown in there. A nice display of the Equinox hops.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SomethingClever
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Speigelau glass

A: light gold with a bubbly head that disappears quickly. fairly good clarity

S: some honey, pine, a little resin

T: floral herbal very little pine

M: medium feel a little light

O: it's just ok, it doesn't have a distinct feel of taste that is polarizing one way or another just an ok beer

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Photo of GameOfBeers
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MrUse
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent double IPA. It doesn't have any extreme complexity or depth, which isn't a surprise, due to its single ingredient status. But it has a decent hop flavor and isn't too bitter.

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Photo of Nfiorini513
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.49/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours gold with a slight chill haze under a 1” cream colored foam collar that hugs the sside of the glass.
S: Tropical fruit, floral, citrus and herbal aromas flow from the glass.
T: Citrus, papaya, melon, herbal and floral flavors are supported by light malts and precede a big bitter finish. Hop flavors and aromas are medium high. Malt flavors are medium to medium low. Nothing is harsh or overstated.
F: Creamy, slightly above medium body and just below medium on the body.
O: A big double IPA featuring tropical fruit flavors.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCHritz
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 96gpse
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale copper with a one finger off white head. Aroma is huge citrus and mango. Taste is citrus, mango, lime, slight vegetal qualities, and biscuity. Mouthfeel is thin to medium and could be more substantial. Overall, a pretty good iipa and an interesting take on the SMaSH idea with equinox hops.

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Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on May 13, 2015.

The pour is a slightly cloudy golden tone with a big white head that slowly fizzles down to a ring.

Aroma of bread, tropical citrus, pepper, but overall clean.

The body is medium to heavy. It feels like it has a lot of texture.

The taste is an array of likable characteristics including toasted bread, citrus, grapefruit, herb, and mild bitterness at the end.

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Photo of Peter1977
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Czarkazm
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 4/6/2015. Golden honey pour, crystal clear body with bright white head. Citrus bubblegum on the nose, grapefruit, herbal spice, some crisp cucumber maybe? Aroma is clean and mild. Light malts contribute to a well balanced, yet hop forward beer. Taste of grapefruit, some pine, fruit candy juiciness in the front and finishes fairly dry with a pleasant, minimally bitter aftertaste. Enjoyed last year's mosaic version more.

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Photo of logicalparadox
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aknalley
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ALLISON01
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The menu said citra but I couldn't find a listing for citra so I put it under this one. Either way, awesome stuff.

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2XONE - Equinox (2015) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 117 ratings