Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,789
Ranked #9,545
4.03 | pDev: 8.68%
Dec 18, 2020
Nov 08, 2015
Notes: STBC's Single Malt And Single Hop Double IPA features one variety of hop: big, juicy Mosaic Hops and one type of malt: Special Pale Malt. It's amazing how complex the flavor of just one type of hop and one type of malt can be...
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Rated: 2.89 by Dbot from Delaware

Dec 18, 2020
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Rated by izraelc from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours copper orange. Smells sweet and hoppy. Very complex. Sweet malt body with a medium bitter finish. Well balanced. Excellent.
Apr 06, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by z_21 from Pennsylvania

Dec 08, 2019
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Reviewed by yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Golden to amber color with tan head to boot. Highly hoppy can’t be under rated. Taste and and smells so hoppy but so irresistible can’t put this beer down
Dec 07, 2019
Rated: 3.83 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Nov 14, 2019
Rated: 4.11 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

May 18, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by jak from North Carolina

May 07, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio

Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by RT-Kris from New York

Apr 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Mar 30, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Mar 25, 2019
Rated: 4.16 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 4 by tbeer40 from New Jersey

Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Carmack from Florida

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.68 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 13, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
64oz growler. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roast malt, toffee and piney hops. Very malty tasting with toffee and a subtle piney hop bite.
Feb 04, 2019
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Reviewed by MoMaMe from Maryland

4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Pours a clear, light honey with heavy foam that dissapates relatively quickly and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: notes of citrus, apricot, papaya, guava, and pine
Taste: juicy, citrus, apricot, slightly tropical, with a nice long, bitter, piney finish that lingers on the palate... almost earthy in nature, which balances the fruits nicely. Malt is not very noticeable at all, and gives ever just the right amount of sweetness to balance. Also, while heavier on the alcohol, it’s not that noticeable in the beer, which is surprising.
Feel: good carbonation, but not overwhelming, fairly smooth, juicy, and very drinkable.

I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. The mosaic hops are very noticeable, but have a complexity all their own and give a nice character to this beer. Definitely worth a try. I will probably pick up another pack again as I did enjoy this one.
Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 3.59 by Dkloubec from Illinois

Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by flgimp from Pennsylvania

Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4.01 by bebg835 from New York

Dec 19, 2018
Rated: 3.69 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by jhlosito75 from Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2018
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Reviewed by trekbiker3000 from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A very drinkable double ipa. Smooth texture with medium carbonation. At 8.2% abv you would expect some alcohol burn, but I don’t get any of it. The bitterness is there but not overpowering. Southern Tier makes great beers.
Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: crystal clear; deep gold in color; 1 finger off white head that receded to a wispy cap; very nice lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; orange and pineapple;

T: herbal for a moment, then earthy to the middle; a little floral and orange toward the end; finish and aftertaste have some pineapple; mild bitterness at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: good, but not memorable;
Oct 24, 2018
Rated: 5 by Jackwack from Florida

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 3.92 by TheItalianStallion from New York

Sep 21, 2018
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Reviewed by secondtooth from Indiana

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Clean copper, with a nice khaki head and limited lace.

Aroma: Citrus and floral hops.

Taste: Thick and rich, with tons of fruity hops, tropical and citrus. Slight alcohol bite/warmth. A bold and delicious double IPA.
Sep 12, 2018
Rated: 4 by coopdog1000 from Florida

Aug 18, 2018
Rated: 4 by Turbo from Minnesota

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One of my favorite brewers and when there's a variety pack, I can't help myself from trying what they gots...

A rustic colored brew, it pours little foam and dissipates very quickly. The smell of this was very citrusy - oranges, tangerines, grapefruit notes were strong to my nose and blended well with the hoppy backgound. It was a bit carbonated but it did tamp down as it warmed, medium-bodied and it was easy going down. The taste is what you would expect from an imperial IPA - full frontal assault of hops and for this one the 8.1% ABV was well hidden underneath, not a huge fan of this instance but still good, still solid. I found this to be another good offering and I intend to age one of the two I have remaining to see how it does after sitting a while.
Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Ricochet from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
L: Light amber, small carb, small head, small lace
S: Fruity, mostly orange.
F: Slightly bitter, watery wash, no foam. Smooth drinker.
T: Raisin, grapefruit with orange, malt is bigger in the back than others I've had recently. Peppery at the end.
O: Because I've had the two best DIPAs I've rated very recent, this one may suffer a bit from being great, not really great. This one will make anyone happy.
Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I have been meaning to try more Southern Tier beers so it made sense to try their mixed fifteen pack. Ths has nice balance from the outset. Although full of flavor, this keepsthe bitterness and alcohol to the background. I have to kind of dissent from the label: the simplicity and easy drinkability is the essence here, not some escoteric complexity. This is an excellent, quaffable DIPA that tastes and goes down like a single IPA. More please.
Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Bierliebhaber3 from Massachusetts

Jul 28, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Jul 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Semi cloudy golden yellow look. Light tropical nose mostly orange. Taste follows with nice little grapefruite bite at end. Easy to drink, Overall very nice DIPA, would drink again.
Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by msscott1973 from North Carolina

Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by user785335 from Florida

Jul 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I'm a bit biased toward Mosaic hops and 2XSMASH did not disappoint. A great example of a DIPA; a think the balance of the hops and single malt is well done.
Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Jun 21, 2018
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