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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.05/5
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376 Ratings
2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
2XSMaSH is the newest in our line of Single Malt and Single Hop India Pale Ales brewed with Mosaic hops and Special pale malt. Even simplified to one variety of hop and one type of malt, it is amazing how complex the flavor is. Mosaic hops are known for their luxurious tropical citrus notes like passionfruit and work absolutely brilliantly with the richness of Special Pale malt.

Added by superspak on 11-08-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,203
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
376
pDev:
8.64%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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18
Gots:
115
Trade:
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3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright orange amber color that is somehow both cloudy and clear at the same time. A big foam head recedes to a creamy looking film and sudsy looking lacing that adorns the glass.
Complex yet subdued aroma profile, bold and bright, but not overly strong or pungent. On the fruity side there are berries, freshly squeezed orange juice, and papaya. On the herbal side there is grass and hay. This is topped off by a big caramelized malt aroma.
In the mouth it is, plump and juicy with a chewy malt texture and a hoppy finish that has a bold and restrained bitterness. Flavors of caramel, grapefruit, orange and berries and papaya add a malt sweetness, tropical fruit and citrus zest. Yet the earthy hops adds a grassy and resin bitterness that balances things out. The mosaic hops are showcased with their balance of fruity and herbal presence. However, the malt fullness is just as prominent and interplays nicely with the hops.
Medium bodied to full with a gentle carbonation. I really like this concept of single Hop and single malt that nevertheless produce complex textures and flavors. I was truly impressed by this tasty DIPA!

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Photo of drummerdwzp
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cambabeer
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Amber colored, white head. Pleasant hop aroma - well rounded a little dank, a little fruity. Some caramel malt in there too. Moderately bitter, biscuity malt and same hop flavors. Medium bodied.

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Photo of mkh895
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wertschy
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickklein9
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripolitrx
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcole524
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, "DOB 5/31/17" printed on the label....so not as super fresh as I would like it, but not a terrible amount of time in the bottle...about 3 1/2 months.

Quite typical IPA look to this one...almond amber, slight haze, light tan mini cap and leaving some strands of fine lace.

Some pine and citrus on the nose, on the muted side.

What this one lacks in the super wow, fresh and flavorful department, it makes up for in the smooth, drinkable and yummy/balanced department.....resiny/piney/citric hops, merging with a nice underbelly of maple malt....all with the 8.1% alcohol nowhere to be found...smooth and tasty, nice creation in brewing, all with a few mellowing months in the bottle. Worthy and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of edthehead
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wpreynolds
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calebc10410
3.23/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

One finger head with an aggressive pour. Virtually no lacing or legs. Amber in color. Smells like caramel malt, booze with a bit of fruit hidden beneath trying to pop out. Flavor is drenched in maltiness. Can't really say what the Mosaic is offering because it's buried. A bit boozy as it warms. Rather thin in the mouth for a beer of this weight. This is a very old school east coast imperial IPA. Time has passed this malty interpretation of the style by. No thanks.

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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AJmon13
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Interesting. Can't quite place this one. Good, but not a favorite.

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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cincy_Joe
2.37/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Paoloboston
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gmann
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep honey color with a pillowy white head that left some chunk lacing.

The aroma is of a bready malt with honey notes. The hops are a mix of tropical and saviory. Passion fruit or mango mixes with onion.

The taste has strong tropical fruit notes but not overly sweet. Mango and passion fruit. Some light onion and grass in the finish. Some pepper as well. The malt has a slightly beefy bread flavor with honey sweetness.

The feel is full with semi soft carbonation. Sweet on the palate but has a hoppy bitter offset. A tad sticky on the finish.

I like the tropical fruit notes as it is not overly sweet. Good balance.

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2XSMaSH Double India Pale Ale from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 376 ratings
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